#SWPL: Celtic Women go top as Hibs & Glasgow City draw

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While Hibernian and Glasgow City were drawing 2-2, Celtic won 2-0 at Hamilton Academical to go top of the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1.

Emma Craig marked her Celtic debut with a 25-yard opener at Hamilton and Sarah Ewens doubled the lead late on, from just outside the corner of the box.

Hibernian went ahead via a Jenna Brownlie free-kick which was volleyed in by Jamie-Lee Napier but Glasgow City equalised 5 minutes later with a Leanne Ross penalty. Donna Paterson fired the reigning champions in front with only 2 minutes left but Abi Harrison dramatically levelled from a very tight angle.

Spartans secured a first win of the season, 2-0 away at Forfar Farmington. Alana Marshall fired them in front in time for the interval and after the break, Simone McMahon’s free-kick was headed home by Kaela McDonald.

Rangers went fourth with 4-0 defeat of Stirling University, Sarah Robertson and Jade Gallon with two goals each. Both scorers struck in either half, former Stirling player Gallon rifling her first home and adding a stoppage-time header.

SWPL 2: Six-hitting Motherwell go top

Motherwell ran out 6-2 winners at Glasgow Girls, despite having gone 2-0 behind to goals by Lauren Evans and Rachel Halliday. Suzanne Mulvey and Hayley Cunningham brought the scores level by half-time, Caitlin Russell then putting the Steelwomen in front for the first time. Kirsty McLaughlin added their fourth, Cunningham got her second and Sammy Hare completed the scoring.

Kilmarnock lost the leadership after being on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline at St Johnstone, which brought the two sides level on points. Rachel Todd was among the goals as the hosts went two up but Collette Fleming halved the deficit. Ellie May Cowie and Hannah Clark scored to make the game safe and although Kilmarnock’s Aimie Docherty was shown a second yellow card, a 20-yard free-kick saw Sara Patterson pull another goal back.

Hearts edged Central Girls in a seven-goal thriller, Ashley Carse and Pamela Liddell with a brace each for the hosts.

Aberdeen went in 4-0 up against Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale at half-time and that’s how the score stayed. Chloe Gover got two, Kelly Forrest and Lynn Duncan one each.

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