Hearts hurt Rangers Women’s title hopes, Montrose promoted

Hearts v Rangers
Hearts Ciara Grant levelled against Rangers. (Alex Todd/SPP)

Hearts held title-chasing Rangers in the Park’s Motor Group Scottish Women’s Premier League, while Montrose won SWPL 2.


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

Sam Kerr had Rangers ahead until Hannah Davison brought down Hearts’ Cailin Michie in the box and Ciara Grant equalised from the spot, leaving the hosts five points off the top.

Glasgow City returned to winning ways, although Partick Thistle were moments away from holding them to a goalless first half. Bea Prades made the breakthrough and Lauren Davidson later doubled the lead on the follow up from a block on the line.

Celtic defeated Hibernian 3-0 to remain within two points of the leaders and move three ahead of Rangers with five games to go. Amy Gallacher fired home from distance, Chloe Craig headed in via a corner and straight after the interval keeper Benni Haaland gifted Natasha Flint the third.

Motherwell won 2-0 at Aberdeen where Tiree Burchill and Louisa Boyes found the net, Spartans sent Glasgow Women down with a goal from Mya Bates.

Hamilton Academical were unable to close gap on Dundee United in a bid to avoid the relegation play-off, remaining five points short of them. Danni McGinley netted a free-kick for United, Accies levelled when keeper Fiona McNicoll could only help in Josie Giard’s cross.


Boroughmuir Thistle 5-1 Stirling University
East Fife 1-6 Montrose
Gartcairn 2-1 Kilmarnock
Queen’s Park 1-2 St.Johnstone

Montrose made it back-to-back promotions with six different scorers at East Fife, Gartcairn edged Kilmarnock 2-1 to move three points clear in the battle for the play-off place.

St.Johnstone are also in the chase and won 2-1 at Queen’s Park, while Boroughmuir Thistle kept up their hopes by beating Stirling University 5-1.

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