#SBSSWPL : Hibernian Ladies battle to beat basement side Hamilton

Hibernian and Hamilton Academical. (Photo: SWPL)

Glasgow City increased their goal-difference lead over Hibernian at the top of the SBS SWPL 1 table by hitting Rangers for six, while Hibs were restricted to a 4-2 victory at basement side Hamilton Academical.

SBS SWPL 1

Glasgow City 6-0 Rangers
Hamilton Academical 2-4 Hibernian
Forfar Farmington 0-1 Celtic
Spartans 2-0 Stirling University

SBS SWPL 2

Aberdeen 0-4 Motherwell
St Johnstone 3-0 Glasgow Girls
Hearts 4-5 FC Kilmarnock
Central Girls Academy 0-7 Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale

Leaders take time to see off Rangers

There was just a single goal in it at half time as Kirsty Howat made a 34th-minute breakthrough for Glasgow City against Rangers. Although Megan Foley got the second a couple of minutes after the restart, it wasn’t until the last quarter of an hour that City ran riot. Foley and Hannah Stewart netted within moments of each other, Howat’s second and one for Lidija Kulis coming in the final 3 minutes.

Hibs overcome Hamilton hindrances

Abi Harrison put Hibernian ahead at Hamilton but the Accies levelled as Rachel Ross headed in Katie Rice’s corner kick. Cailin Michie restored the lead by the break and early in the second half, an attempted clearance added to the advantage after Lisa Robertson’s run into the box. The hosts battled back again with Lori Gardiner dribbling into the area and around goalkeeper Jenna Fife to score. Harrison sealed the points with her second goal 6 minutes from full time.

Celtic close in on third

Celtic are nearly sure of a third-place finish having scored the only goal of the game at fourth in the table Forfar. They scored 18 minutes in with Kathleen McGovern finishing after getting the rebound from a Josephine Giard strike.

Spartans closer to safety

Spartans moved five points clear of the bottom and within two points of Stirling University, whom they defeated 2-0. Tegan Reynolds fired in a very early opener and substitute Becky Galbraith headed home a cross by Alana Marshall.

SWPL2: Hearts comeback all in vain

It’s advantage Kilmarnock in the battle for the SWPL 2 runners-up spot, after they moved three points clear of Hearts when edging them in a nine-goal thriller. Hearts hit back from 2-0 down with a Pamela Liddell treble but Killie eventually regained the lead. Click here for the highlights.

St Johnstone went level on points with Hearts when sending Glasgow Girls to a 3-0 defeat, all the goals coming after the interval. Jade McDonald and Rachel Todd scored a quickfire brace, after which Todd doubled her tally for the match.

Aberdeen are goal-difference off the foot of the table having been docked 9 points this week and also beaten 4-0 by runaway champions Motherwell, for whom Lesley Condie and Hayley Cunningham got first-half goals, while Suzanne Mulvey bagged a second-half brace. Katherine Smart hit a hat-trick for EUHV, with one apiece from Nichola Sturrock, Anna Hume and Nicole Clark as they ran out 7-0 winners at as Central Girls Academy.