Celtic Women come from two down to beat Hearts

Celtic Women come from two down to beat Hearts
Hearts’ Emma Brownlie and Celtic’s Shen Menglu during Wednesday’s SWPL match. (Photo: Colin Poultney/SWPL)

Celtic had to overcome an early two-goal deficit at home to Hearts for a 3-2 win in the ScottishPower SWPL.

Dundee United 1-3 Montrose
Hibernian 5-0 Aberdeen
Celtic 3-2 Hearts
Hamilton Academical 0-5 Glasgow City
Partick Thistle 0-1 Spartans
Rangers 4-1 Motherwell

Emma Brownlie crossed for Danni Findlay to give Hearts the lead and Carly Girasoli doubled the advantage with a header from a corner. Caitlin Hayes responded in a similar fashion and Shen Menglu played in Paula Partido to level. Menglu then got the winner herself and Hearts’ Katie Lockwood was shown the red card.

Rangers remained top with victory over Motherwell, Kirsty MacLean’s first-half finish added to by a Rio Hardy header, before Rachel McLauchlan made it 3-1. Carla Boyce hit back from long-ranger but Kirsty Howat completed the scoring at 4-1 for Rangers.

Glasgow City ran out 5-0 winners at Hamilton, a Lisa Forrest volley and Kenzie Weir header giving them a 2-0 lead. Aleigh Gambone opened her account for City, with Lauren Davidson then netting a free-kick and Brenna Lovera heading in the fifth.

Montrose claimed their first-ever win in SWPL 1 and had to come from behind to do so. Georgie Robb nodded Dundee United ahead but Louise Brown levelled a minute later. A Demi Taylor cross flew straight in and the same happened with a Charlotte Gammie corner.

Hibernian hit Aberdeen 5-0, set on their way by a Jorian Baucom brace. The Dons had Maddie Finnie dismissed and Baucom completed her hat-trick from the reulting penalty. Shannon McGregor celebrated her 100th appearance for Hibs with a goal and Brooke Nunn was also on target.

Hibernian 5-0 Aberdeen
Hibernian’s Naomi Powell on the attack against Aberdeen. (Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie/SWPL)

Ninth-placed Spartans got the only goal of the game at fourth-in-the-table Partick Thistle. Hannah Jordan struck close to half time with a shot on the turn from the edge of the area.

Fixtures for Sunday 17 September


Glasgow City v Dundee United (Petershill Park, 1pm)
Montrose v Rangers (Links Park, 1pm)
Spartans v Hamilton Academical (Ainslie Park Stadium, 1pm)
Hearts v Partick Thistle (Oriam National Performance Centre, 3pm)
Motherwell v Hibernian (K Park Training Academy, 4pm) – Live on BBC Sport | Scotland
Aberdeen v Celtic (Balmoral Stadium, 4.10pm) – Live on BBC Alba


Glasgow Women v St Johnstone (Alliance Park, 1pm)
Boroughmuir Thistle v Stirling University (Meadowbank Stadium, 1pm)
Kilmarnock v Queen’s Park (Rugby Park, 4pm)
Livingston v Gartcairn (Tony Macaroni Arena, 4pm)

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