Glasgow City Secure Eleventh Straight Title

Hayley Lauder scores City’s second (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Glasgow City were crowned Scottish Champions for the eleventh successive season after defeating Hibernian 3-0 in Edinburgh.

City, who have not conceded a league goal since last May, came out all guns blazing and raced into a 3-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Lauren McMurchie, Hayley Lauder and Abbi Grant.

Hibs had needed to win to take the title to the last game, but McMurchie fired past Jenna Fife after 16 minutes. All hope was lost for the hosts with two quickfire goals less than 10 minutes later from Lauder and Grant.

Glasgow City Head Coach Scott Booth, who wins his third title with the team, said: “I am very proud of every single member of our squad. As the season has progressed we have got stronger and stronger and in the big League games against Hibs, we have taken all nine points and that is credit to the mentality and ability of this team.

“Today was huge for us and the team took the challenge head on. Winning eleven straight titles is nothing short of remarkable. The pressure to keep performing at the highest level is immense on these players, yet they continue to rise to the challenge and show amazing consistency and dedication. A big thank you to all our staff and a special mention to our fans who back us week in week out.”

Skipper Leanne Ross has incredibly been a part of all of this titles! an amazing achievement. Here’s her reaction:

Celtic finish third, Accies stay up

Elsewhere in the top flight, Hamilton Academical are safe from the drop despite a 3-0 home defeat to Spartans, as Aberdeen were relegated after a 4-2 reverse at Stirling University. Celtic sealed third spot by sending Rangers to a 5-1 loss, with braces for Natalie Ross and Sarah Ewens, plus one from Kirsty Howat.

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SWPL 2 champions Forfar finished a dozen points clear with a 4-0 victory over Jeanfield Swifts. The match to decide runners-up went Glasgow Girls way, with a 3-0 scoreline over Motherwell. Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale took fourth spot with a 2-1 result at Hearts, while Buchan were beaten 4-2 by East Fife.