Park’s SWPL: Dundee United Women promoted

Dundee United win SWPL 2 title
Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk

Dundee United won 4-0 at Kilmarnock to seal the Park’s Motor Group Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 title.

SWPL 1

Aberdeen 2-1 Hamilton Academical
Celtic 6-1 Motherwell
Hibernian 4-1 Hearts
Rangers  2-1 Spartans
Glasgow City 2-0 Partick Thistle

Glasgow City beat Partick with goals by Hayley Lauder and Lauren Davidson to stay top by one point from Rangers, who still have two games in hand. Rangers had to come from behind to defeat Spartans, Becky Galbraith’s opener cancelled out by a Brianna Westrup header and Tessa Middag netting the winner approaching the final ten minutes.

Celtic hit Motherwell for six but it had been level at 1-1 until just before half-time. Clarissa Larisey was first on the scoresheet, Jemma Hughes levelling for the visitors before Annie Timoney got her first Celtic goal for an interval lead. Chloe Craig got a second-half double including a penalty, Charlie Wellings and Izzy Atkinson also finding the net.

Hibernian won the Edinburgh derby 4-1 over Hearts, Alexa Coyle volleying them ahead from an Amy Gallacher corner. Michaela McAlonie doubled the lead after the restart from 20 yards, Shannon Leishman scored with the aid of a deflection, Eilidh Adams got Hibs’ fourth before Maria McAneny hit a consolation from distance.

Aberdeen edged basement side Hamilton 2-1 to go fifth, Bayley Hutchison breaking the deadlock for the Dons in the second half, Chloe Gover making it 2-0 in added time but Megan Quigley still found time to pull a goal back.

SWPL 2

Glasgow Women 0-2 St Johnstone
Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee United
Queen’s Park 1-2 Boroughmuir Thistle

Dundee United have been dominant in SWPL 2 and finally secured promotion with victory at Kilmarnock, as they went 23 points clear from 17 wins and two draws. The first of Tammy Harkin’s hat-trick came after just 67 seconds, Danni McGinley was their other scorer.

St Johnstone’s Morgan Steedman struck in either half for a 2-0 success at second-placed Glasgow Women, Boroughmuir cut the gap on the latter with a Samantha Duncan decider at Queen’s Park, the Spiders having scored first, Courtney McAvoy equalising.

Boroughmir Thistle won at Queen's Park
Boroughmuir Thistle break Queen’s Park hearts. (Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk)

Fixtures for Wednesday 23 March

SWPL 1
Aberdeen v Rangers (Aberdeen FC, 7pm)
Hibernian v Partick Thistle (Hibernian FC, 7.45pm)

SWPL 2
Boroughmuir Thistle v Kilmarnock (Meggetland Sports Complex, 7pm)

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