Shelbourne retained their lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory against Athlone Town in the midlands.

Noelle Murray scored on her first start of the season, finished a penalty after a foul on Jessica Ziu. The insurance scores came from substitutes Niamh McLaughlin and Kate Mooney late on.

Shels are three points clear of defending champions defending champions Peamount United, who also beat Bohs 3-0 at the Oscar Traynor Centre.

Peamount bossed possession throughout but had to be patient to break down a stubborn Bohs outfit.

Áine O'Gorman broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute when she slotted home from the spot. Fourteen minutes from time Eleanor Ryan Doyle converted a good cross to double Peamount's advantage and O'Gorman made sure of it in the 85th minute with a close-range finish.

Elsewhere, Treaty United secured a first win since joining the WNL, coming away from south Dublin with a 2-0 triumph over DLR Waves.

Chloe Connelly and Aoife Horgan got the goals in a three-minute spell just after half-time at the UCD Bowl.