Jean McDonnell cracked home two penalty corners to maintain Railway's six point lead, though they were slightly underpar against an energetic Trinity side. Rachel Scott showed some good touches as Trinity hoped to add a shock to their recent revival.
Having said that, the Park Avenue hosts only gave up one corner and not many circle penetrations and still only have one goal in the conceded column this term.
Glenanne 0 Loreto 4 (Claire O'Meara, Alison Meeke, Nikki Keegan, Cathy McKean)
Loreto eased to victory in St Mark's to remain unbeaten in the first half of the season and pull clear of the rest of the chasing pack in their bid to catch Railway. The goals came from Claire O'Meara, former Corinthian Ali Meeke, Nikki Keegan and Cathy McKean.
Bray 1 (Catherine Brock) Old Alex 1 (Leanne Costello)Alex missed a chance to grab a place in the top three as they were held by eighth placed Bray. For the hosts, the point edges them slightly further away from the drop zone in their first season in the top flight.
Corinthian 2 (Eva Caulwell, Sarah Walker) Hermes 7 (Anna O'Flanagan 4, G Tindall, Aoife Harte, Jenny Burke)
Hermes led from start to finish against Corinthian to claim an emphatic 7-2 win. Anna O'Flanagan netted four times while there was a first goal since returning to the fray from Jenny Burke.
Hermes move into the top three, ten points behind Railway but with a game in hand. They get the chance to reduce the gap on Monday night when they face Bray in the rearranged fixture from December 6.
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