All three SWPL1 title contenders win 2-0

Hearts 0-2 Glasgow City
League leaders Glasgow City defeated Hearts 2-0 away. (Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie/SWPL

There were 2-0 victories for all three title contenders in the newly-titled Park’s Motor Group Scottish Women’s Premier League.


Celtic 2-0 Partick Thistle
Aberdeen 1-2 Spartans
Motherwell 1-1 Dundee United
Hearts 0-2 Glasgow City
Hamilton Academical 2-0 Glasgow Women
Rangers 2-0 Hibernian

Emily Whelan gave Glasgow City the lead just before half-time away to Hearts, Amy Muir getting the second on the hour mark, as City remained eight points clear at the top.

Celtic stayed second after Amy Gallacher put them ahead against Partick Thistle, and Shen Mengyu’s cross forced an own-goal from Rosie Slater.

Kirsty Howat headed Rangers in front against Hibernian, Sam Kerr doubling the advantage in the second-half.

Spartans reduced the gap on Motherwell when overcoming an early setback at Aberdeen, while Dundee United drew with the ‘Well. Eilidh Shore fired the Dons ahead within 30 seconds, Amelie Birse and Caley Gibb turning the game on its head inside the last 20 minutes.

Tiree Burchill found the net for Motherwell in a first-half that saw the post deny them three times, Danni McGinley later drawing United level.

Hamilton beat basement side Glasgow Women with Eilidh Austin and Chloe Muir on target.


Boroughmuir Thistle 1-0 East Fife
Kilmarnock 0-0 Stirling University
Queen’s Park 2-3 Montrose
St.Johnstone 1-3 Gartcairn

Montrose had to fightback to remain ten points clear, scoring three goals in seven minutes after the restart, then holding the lead despite Aimie Culley’s sending off.

Gartcairn moved back up to second with victory at St.Johnstone, Boroughmuir Thistle edged East Fife to go fourth, while Kilmarnock drew 0-0 with Stirling University.

New league sponsor 

Park’s Motor Group become an official partner of the SWPL until the end of the 2025/26 season. As part of this new agreement, Park’s Motor Group will also become the title sponsor of the SWPL and SWPL 2 for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

SWPL Managing Director, Fiona McIntyre, told “We’re thrilled to have Park’s Motor Group on board. They are huge supporters of the Scottish game, with significant history of investing in Scottish football, and in particular the women’s game in recent times.

“This is another significant milestone for the women’s game here in Scotland, and is the first time in the history of the game that the leagues and the cup have both had title sponsorship. This illustrates the continued growth and progress of the game here in Scotland and the desire for companies to align themselves in the long term with the girls’ and women’s game.”

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