Athlone Town 2 Treaty United 1
Laoise O'Haodha was the hero for Athlone Town as her late goal lifted them off the foot of the table and into double figures.
In fact, Athlone leapfrogged both Treaty United and Cork City with their second win of the season - much to the delight of their manager Tommy Hewitt, who was an animated presence inside his technical area all game.
The hosts were given an early advantage through the awarding of a spot-kick and they didn't waste it with Emily Corbet smashing her penalty into the roof of the net.
Treaty did respond through Gillian Keenan and were matching their opponents in most departments, but a breakaway on the 75th minute ended with substitute O'Haodha slotting in from close range.
Cork City 1 Shelbourne 3
Noel King knew that this game offered his team the best opportunity to stake their claim for a title push with Wexford Youths able to do them a favour against leaders Peamount United.
Of course, they needed to overcome Cork City first and an early goal from in-form Emily Whelan helped them in that regard when she raced onto a pass from Alex Kavanagh to cooly convert.
Kavanagh really caught the eye in this game, which is good timing for The Reds after influential midfielder Jamie Finn transferred to Birmingham City in midweek.
Further goals from Noelle Murray and Ciara Grant sealed the three points and sent Shels back to the top of the table, where they hold a two-point advantage ahead of hosting Peamount in their next League clash.
Galway WFC 0 Bohemians 0
There were no goals in this encounter at Eamonn Deacy Park and it also scored low on entertainment value as the points were shared out.
Bohemians will be the happier of the two teams following its outcome as they rarely looked under pressure, even though goalkeeper Courtney Maguire was on full alert to deny Chloe Singleton and Kate Slevin.
It was a similar story at the other end of the pitch with Bronagh Kane hitting the target but Galway stopper Leah Hayes Cohen gathered it comfortably.
This is now a three-game unbeaten run for Bohs in the League - following victories over Athlone Town and Treaty United - and they are clearly growing in confidence.
Wexford Youths 1 Peamount United 1
Back in action following their UEFA Women's Champions League exit, Peamount never found any sort of rhythm to their play here - not that Wexford allowed them to.
The home team were without the suspended Kylie Murphy so they moved defender Della Doherty into midfield and she was superb alongside Edel Kennedy and Aoibheann Clancy.
Peamount did take an early lead when Alannah McEvoy bundled the ball over the line following a goal-mouth scramble but Wexford hit back when Clancy converted a penalty before the interval.
The intensity of the first period did not hold up and neither team seized control of the game.
Ellen Molloy had two good chances to clinch it for Wexford but a point apiece was a fair result.
Next weekend switches focus to The EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Senior Cup Quarter-Finals.
Saturday, September 4: Shelbourne v Cork City, Tolka Park, 2:00; Wexford Youths v Athlone Town, Ferrycarrig Park, 6:30; Galway WFC v DLR Waves, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7:30.
Sunday, September 5: Treaty United v Peamount United, Jackman Park, 2:00.