Hibs hold on for victory at Rangers

Photo: SWPL

Glasgow City and Hibernian made it three wins from three in SWPL 1, while Kilmarnock did likewise in SWPL 2.

Sunday 11th March
Rangers 1-2 Hibernian
Forfar Farmington 0-2 Celtic
Spartans 1-4 Glasgow City
Stirling University P-P Hamilton Academical

FC Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 5-1 Glasgow Girls
St Johnstone 3-1 Hearts
Motherwell 3-1 Central Girls

Glasgow City made it three straight wins at the start of the campaign, with a 4-1 victory at Spartans. Two goals in seven first-half minutes saw City go 2-0 up, Abi Grant with a header before hitting the post and Kirsty Howat netting the rebound. In the same minute that Grant half-volleyed in her 50th goal for the club, team-mate Megan Foley conceded an own-goal. Howat later poked the ball in from free kick to complete the scoring.

Hibernian also maintained their perfect start with a 2-1 result at Rangers. A Rachel McLauchlan cross was turned in by Lia Tweedie for Hibs, with Jade Gallon firing the hosts level from the edge of the box early in the second half. The lead was restored when Kirsty Smith hit the crossbar and Katey Turner netted the rebound. With 5 minutes left, Rangers thought they had levelled again but Jenna Clark’s effort was disallowed.

Celtic stayed as the other unbeaten side, winning 2-0 at Forfar. Claire Adams broke the deadlock after the hour mark with a finish from outside the box. Kelly Clark doubled the lead from a corner with 13 minutes to go.

Killie survive penalty to win again

Kilmarnock kept top spot in SWPL 2 with a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen. The Dons’ Megan Reid saw her penalty saved by Morgan Hunter before Clare Docherty got the winner.

Motherwell are second on goal-difference following a 3-1 defeat of Central Girls, despite going behind to an own-goal. Suzanne Mulvey soon levelled from the spot and Kerry Montgomery gave Well a half-time advantage. Mulvey sealed the points with her second on 80 minutes.

St Johnstone beat Hearts 3-1 to leapfrog them into third place but they also had to come from behind. Laura Dunn levelled from a free-kick by the interval, Hannah Clark made it 2-1 and Eilidh McIntyre got the third in added time.

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale banked their first win, 5-1 against Glasgow Girls. Katherine Smart got Vale’s first from 25 yards, Yasemin Emek volleyed home and Beth Macleod made it 3-0 from a tight angle. Sam McPherson got one back for Glasgow on 49 minutes but the win was made safe by Anna Hume and a Nichola Sturrock penalty.

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