Livingston in pole position for SWPL promotion

Rossvale take on Livingston at Petershill Park
Livingston’s Beth McKay celebrates with Fiona Walker after scoring against Rossvale. (Photo: Ger Harley/Sportpix)

Livingston’s new signing Beth Mckay made an instant impact on the Scottish Women’s Championship, scoring a brace for the leaders in a 3-2 win at Rossvale.

The first half saw the midfielder score either side of a goal from Brogan Anderson. Then Rossvale came back strongly in the second half with a double from Mel Porter, but Livi saw out the final ten minutes to defend their lead and grab the three points.

The hard-fought victory tightens the West Lothian club’s grip on the league and keeps them in pole position for promotion to the SWPL, after second-placed Renfrew were comprehensively beaten by Ayr United.

Clare Docherty scored a brace for United, with further goals from Cameron, Barbour and Dick with a penalty in a result which lifts the side up to fourth.

League One leaders FC Edinburgh beat Stenhousemuir 4-0 at home, while Falkirk held off a fightback by BSC Glasgow to win 3-2 and climb into second in the table. St Mirren consolidated their top-half credentials with a 5-1 win over Dundee Westm which included a hat-trick by Maxine Fury.

In the second matchday of the new regional Biffa SWFL short season, Queen of the South look impressive in the SWFL South after putting 17 goals past Clark Drive, while Forfar Farmington have taken an early lead in the SWFL North after beating Dyce 5-2.

Central Girls, Bonnyrigg Rose and Livingston Reserves all also made it two wins in two to top the SWFL East, while Alloa Athletic and Harmony Row did the same in the West League with wins over Cumbernauld Colts and West Park respectively.

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