FC Edinburgh unbeaten run continues with dramatic comeback

FC Edinburgh take on Westdyke
Olivia Murphy (FC Edinburgh) halts the progress of Lyndsey Brown (Westdyke). (GER HARLEY | sportPix.org.uk)

FC Edinburgh are now 22 games unbeaten in Scottish Women’s League One after seeing off a strong challenge from Westdyke.

In the final game before Scotland’s fourth tier splits into top and bottom six, the league leaders had to work hard to rescue a point against the northeast club at Meadowbank after Westdyke had gone 2-0 up with lobbed goals from Bethany Cochrane and Lyndsey Brown. Edinburgh winger Jayden Simmons pulled one back with a solo effort before  Danielle Forsyth was adjudged to have been impeded in the box and Emma Mitchell produced a clinical penalty to equalise.

It is the first time since the opening day that the Edinburgh side has dropped points in the league.

Falkirk strengthened their hold on second with a 3-0 victory at Giffnock, while Stenhousemuir and St Mirren both won to secure their top-half status.

Edinburgh Caledonia and Grampian also both won, against Dundee West and BSC Glasgow respectively, to make their rearranged tie next Sunday a decider in which of them will take the remaining top-six slot.

In the Championship, Ayr United beat Renfrew 2-1 and Inverness Caledonian beat Morton away in as many weeks despite a second-half surge from the home team, with the game finishing 3-2 to the Highlanders.

There were goals from all over the park from Dryburgh Athletic as they beat Hutchison Vale 6-2 in Dundee.

In the late kick off, league leaders Livingston were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Rossvale, meaning that the top three all dropped points.

In the regional Biffa SWFL, Harmony Row remained top of West with a 4-1 victory over West Park, while Cumbernauld Colts beat Alloa Athletic 3-0. In North, Stonehaven beat Dryburgh Development 2-1 while league leaders Forfar Farmington beat Dyce 7-0. SWFL East leaders Livingston development beat Musselburgh Windsor 4-0 while in SWFL South Kilwinning beat Flip the Mindset 5-1.

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