Glasgow City Complete Unbeaten #SBSSWPL Season

Noelle Murray nets for Glasgow City (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Champions Glasgow City and runners-up Hibernian both finished the SWPL 1 campaign with wins, ahead of their Scottish Cup Final clash next Sunday.

Sunday 19th November
SCOTTISH BUILDING SOCIETY SWPL 1
Aberdeen 0-3 Glasgow City
Hamilton Academicals 2-1 Rangers
Spartans 0-3 Hibernian
Stirling University 0-2 Celtic

Champions stay unbeaten

Glasgow City prepared for the Scottish Cup Final at Livingston FC by finishing their league season unbeaten, with a 3-0 win at Aberdeen.

Noelle Murray fired Glasgow City into a fifth-minute lead at relegated Aberdeen but shortly afterwards, Leanne Ross struck a penalty against the crossbar and the Dons’ keeper Emily Mutch saved the follow-up.

City were awarded a second penalty on 56 minutes which Ross successfully converted, with Keeva Keenan completing the scoring with a header from a Joanne Paton cross.

Although the demoted Dons made it hard going for the champions, City have still not conceded a goal domestically since May.

Small plays big part in Hibs win

Hibernian finished five points behind Glasgow City with a 3-0 result at Spartans. Rachel Small hit the post before giving Hibs the lead on half-time, glancing in a header from Sharon Brownlie’s corner.

Small scored again 17 minutes from time, with her 30-yard strike off the underside of the bar judged to have crossed the line.

Small was involved again when playing Lia Tweedie through on goal, who followed up her own shot against the post to score.

Fitting finish for Fleming

Having survived the drop last week, Hamilton Academical finished by coming from behind to defeat Rangers 2-1.

Hamilton ‘keeper Elaine Fleming retires after 20 years (Photo: accieswfc.com)

Clare Gemmell’s free-kick on 20 minutes had Rangers ahead but the Accies levelled when Gillian Inglis found Lori Gardner at the near post to knock the ball home.

Goalkeeper Elaine Fleming’s last game after 20 years with Hamilton saw her keep out Hayley Sinclair’s volley from point-blank range, before Mhairi Lyle rounded the Gers’ keeper to tap in the deciding goal 2 minutes from the end.

Ross brace seals Celtic victory

Natalie Ross got both goals as Celtic won the third versus fourth clash at Stirling University.

Ross put Celtic ahead from close range on 17 minutes and secured the points with on 88 minutes, from Kirsty Howat’s through ball.

Despite the defeat, Stirling stay in the top half of the table on goal-difference.