Park’s SWPL: Celtic Women close gap on second-placed Glasgow City

Celtic's Caitlin Hayes got an early goal versus Hearts
Celtic ‘s Caitlin Hayes (right) got an early goal in the defeat of Hearts. (Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic beat Hearts 2-0 to gain some ground on the leading pair in the Park’s Motor Group Scottish Women’s Premier League.

SWPL 1

Partick Thistle 2-2 Spartans
Celtic 2-0 Hearts

SWPL 2

Boroughmuir Thistle 4-0 Queen’s Park
St Johnstone 1-0 Glasgow Women
Dundee United 6-1 Kilmarnock

Celtic moved within two points of second-placed Glasgow City from a game more, following a 2-0 defeat of Hearts. The Hoops took a fifth-minute lead against Hearts, Caitlin Hayes heading home for a corner. But it was seven minutes from time when Shen Mengyu finally got Celtic’s second.

Partick Thistle were held 2-2 at home by Spartans but it was enough to lift them above Hearts into eighth spot. Becky Gabraith scored for the visitors in the first minute and earned a point with a 73rd-minute penalty, Rachel Donaldson and Linzi Taylor having netted in-between for the Jags.

Boroughmuir Thistle beat Queen's Park 4-0
Boroughmuir Thistle’s keeper makes a save against Queen’s Park. (Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk)

Dundee United hit Kilmarnock 6-1 to extend their lead in SWPL2 to a dozen points, as Glasgow Women went down to Fern Newbigging’s goal for St Johnstone who rose to fourth. Danni McGinley bagged a brace for United, her second one of three goals around the interval.

Boroughmuir Thistle beat Queen’s Park 4-0 to close the gap on Glasgow Women, Samantha Duncan hitting a hat-trick.

Fixtures for Sunday 27 February (2pm)

SWPL1

Aberdeen v Motherwell
Glasgow City v Hibernian
Hearts v Partick Thistle
Rangers v Celtic (4.10pm) – live on BBC Alba/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website
Spartans v Hamilton Academical

SWPL2

Glasgow Women v Stirling University
St Johnstone v Dundee United
Queen’s Park v Kilmarnock

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