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Barrett and Jarrett score twice each as title-chasing Peamount and Wexford pick up wins

Rianna Jarrett and Amber Barrett both netted braces as the title rivals secured important victories.
May 25th 2019, 10:19 PM 2,547 0

THIS SEASON’S RELENTLESS title race in the Women’s National League continued apace on Saturday afternoon as leaders Peamount United and second-placed Wexford Youths both picked up important wins.

Amber Barrett scored a brace as the Dubliners secured a late 3-2 win at home to Galway. Megan Lynch broke the deadlock after 17 minutes, before Barrett double her side’s advantage from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark.

D7b8OGnXkAAWUWN Peamount remain five points ahead of Wexford Youths at the top of the table. Source: Women's National League Twitter

Goals from Sadhbh Doyle and Méabh De Búrca saw Galway draw level to make it 2-2. But Ireland striker Barrett popped up in the 90th minute with her second goal to secure all three points in Newcastle.

Champions Wexford Youths also had to dig deep on Saturday to keep up their quest to defend their league title this season. WNL top goalscorer Rianna Jarrett opened the scoring against Cork City on 27 minutes.

But Éabha Mahony levelled for the Leesiders from the penalty spot just before half-time. Jarrett proved the match-winner once again though, scoring her second of the game after the interval to remain in second place, five points behind table-toppers Peamount.

Women’s National League results:

  • Peamount United 3-2 Galway WFC
  • Wexford Youths 2-1 Cork City

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