Motherwell Ladies clinch #SBSSWPL 2 title with five games to spare

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Motherwell have won promotion to Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 after cruising to the second division title, a 5-1 win at Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale putting them out of reach of Kilmarnock.

Sunday 26th August

SBS SWPL 1

Forfar Farmington 2-2 Stirling University
Hibernian 7-2 Celtic
Hamilton Academical 1-4 Glasgow City
Rangers 0-1 Spartans

SBS SWPL 2

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 1-5 Motherwell
Hearts 3-0 Glasgow Girls
Aberdeen 4-1 St Johnstone
Central Girls Academy 1-4 FC Kilmarnock

Glasgow City goal-rush seals win

Glasgow City stayed top on goal-difference after their 4-1 result at Hamilton Academical.

Sam Kerr scored after just 6 minutes but it was a second-half goal-rush which made certain of a City victory.

Carly Girasoli doubled the lead on the hour mark when heading home a corner, with Jordan McLintock making it 3-0 moments later with another header.

Abbi Grant got the fourth on 72 minutes and Lori Gardner later got a consolation for the Accies.

Hibs see off Celtic fightback

Hibernian hit third-placed Celtic 7-2 but it left them a goal short of the leaders.

Jamie-Lee Napier set up Chelsea Cornet for Hibs’ first goal and Abi Harrison made it 2-0, only for Celtic to strike twice in quick succession to go in level at half-time.

Two for Hibs from Lisa Robertson’s corners in the space of 5 minutes put them back in control, Emma Bronwlie’s deflected header added to by Siobhan Hunter.

Harrison scored twice more to complete her hat-trick, with Napier netting in-between.

Free-kick sparks rare Spartans victory

Spartans sealed only their second win of the season away at Rangers and it lifted them off the foot of the table, at the expense of Hamilton.

Michaela McAlonie got the only goal of the game, direct from a free kick 12 minutes from time.

Rangers came very close to equalising, most of all when Jade Gallon hit the post in the final 5 minutes.

Stirling grab last-minute leveller

Fourth-placed Forfar Farmington were held to a draw, sharing four goals with visitors Stirling University.

Gemma Mason’s deflected shot had Stirling ahead approaching the break but Caroline Heron levelled before the interval.

Heron headed home Robyn Smith’s free kick to give the hosts the advantage, only for Demi Falconer to scramble home a last-minute corner for the visitors.

SWPL 2 : Hare hat-trick helps Steelwomen win title

Motherwell secured promotion to the top flight with a 5-1 success at Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale. The leaders were soon on their way to the title-clinching victory, as Lauren Reside fired home from outside the box on their first attack. Sammy Hare followed up to score when Hayley Cunningham’s effort was parried and although EUHV pulled one back through Lucy Brown, Hare swiftly restored the two-goal cushion. Hare then sealed her treble from long range on 58 minutes and Cunningham added a late fifth.

Second-placed Kilmarnock took the points 4-1 at lowly Central Girls Academy. Lisa Swanson scored twice as Killie led 3-0 by the break and although Central got one back, Kirsty Munro rounded off the scoring.

Hearts moved into third spot with three goals against Glasgow Girls. Stacey Hutchison, Jenny Smith and Danni Pagliarulo on target in the 3-0 result.

Aberdeen’s revival continued with a fine 4-1 score over St Johnstone, which put them 9 points clear of the bottom. Fourteen-year-old Bayley Hutchison remarkably scored all four goals for the Dons.