Glasgow City Edge Celtic 3-2

Sunday May 29th

Celtic 2-3 Glasgow City
Forfar Farmington 0-3 Spartans
Hibernian 8-0 Aberdeen
Stirling University 1-0 Rangers
Bucha 3-3 Hutchison Vale
Glasgow Girls H/W Queen’s Park
Inverness City 1-10 Hearts
Jeanfield Swifts 2-3 Hamilton Academical

Hayley Lauder had hit the bar for Glasgow City from a free kick before Leanne Ross played in Fiona Brown for the opener. It was 2-0 when Ruesha Littlejohn followed up a Megan Cunningham save from an Erin Cuthbert strike to score. Chloe Graig reduced the arrears with a penalty only for City to get their third on 65 minutes as Jo Love netted from Brown’s cut-back. Kelly Clark fired home a Celtic free kick with 14 minutes to go but the hosts could not find an equaliser.

Second-place Hibernian hit Aberdeen 8-0 with a Sarah Ewens brace and Lizzie Arnot effort giving them a 3-0 interval advantage. Lucy Graham headed in the fourth and then won a spot-kick with Arnot converted. A Cailin Michie volley, Emma Brownlie header and cool Rachel McLauchlan finish all added to the score in the final 6 minutes.

Spartans went level on points with Rangers in third following a 3-0 victory at Forfar, where they took only 2 minutes to go ahead with a Laura Gavin goal from an Alana Marshall pass. Marshall made it 2-0 herself before the break after Kirsty McLaughlin’s shot was parried. The scoring was completed on 80 minutes as Ronaigh Douglas played in Christie Kerr to score.

Stirling University doubled their points tally by beating Rangers by the only goal of the game. With 2 minutes left on the clock, Rebecca Blair’s free was brought down and crossed by Nicole Pullar for Emma Lyons to finish.

Hamilton held the SWPL 2 leadership with a 3-2 result at Jeanfield. Lauren Gallen gave the Accies an erly lead which was soon doubled from the spot by Gillian Inglis after a foul on Marie McGuinness. But it was all level midway through the first half with Nicola Martin and Danni McGinley replying. Inglis then clinched it on the hour mark with a second penalty, this time won by Lori Gardner.

Hearts remain a point behind the leaders having thrashed hosts Inverness 10-1, despite conceding the first goal. Michelle Stewart and Brogan Anderson turned the game around before Rachel Walkingshaw buried a free kick and Gemma Mason made it 5-1. Jamie Lee Smith scored on her debut, Stewart and Anderson both got second goals, with Ashley Carse claiming a hat-trick in only 10 minutes.

Buchan are still a couple of points behind Hutchison after sharing six goals with them. Sophie Anderson bagged a brace for Buchan and Leanne Reid got their other goal, while Karen Hansen was twice on target and Ellis Jenkins also on the scoresheet for Vale.

Queen’s Park were unable to field a side for the visit to Glasgow Girls.

Pictured – Lauren McMurchie on the attack for Glasgow City against Celtic. (Photo: Andy Buist)