#ParksSWPL: Rangers FC Women fightback to beat Hibernian

Aberdeen won 4-0 at Hearts
Francesca Ogilvie celebrates giving Aberdeen a 1-0 lead at Hearts. (Alex Todd/Sports Press Photo)

Park’s Motor Group Scottish Women’s Premier League leaders Rangers had to come from behind to beat Hibernian.

SWPL 1

Hamilton Academical 1-2 Motherwell
Hearts 0-4 Aberdeen
Partick Thistle 0-7 Celtic
Rangers 2-1 Hibernian
Spartans 0-4 Glasgow City

Rangers had to come from behind for the 2-1 result against Hibernian, which kept them two points ahead of Glasgow City in second. Amy Muir crossed for Michaela McAlonie to put Hibs ahead, Lizzie Arnott levelled from a second-half penalty after Jane Ross was brought down. Midway through the second period, Arnott headed the ball through for Ross to net the decider.

Glasgow City were 4-0 winners at Spartans, Hayley Lauder’s opener added to by a Lauren Davidson penalty before the break. Kerry Beattie and Priscilla Chinchilla added a goal each in the last 20 minutes.

Celtic scored seven at Partick, to add to their dozen at lower league Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup in midweek. Maria Olafsdottir Gros and Chloe Craig each bagged a first-half brace after Livvy Chance’s opening goal,  Charlie Wellings and Izzy Atkinson were on target after the interval against Thistle.

Motherwell went fifth with a 2-1 win at Hamilton, Paige McAllister and Carla Boyce their scorers, before Josi Giard’s consolation for Accies.

Aberdeen are up to sixth following a 4-0 success at Hearts. Francesca Ogilvie struck first and the hosts had Maria McAneny sent off on 36 minutes. Bayley Hutchison scored a second-half double and Eilidh Shore the Dons’ other goal.

SWPL 2

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

Queen's Park claimed a first league win of the season
Queen’s Park celebrate a goal at Stirling University. (Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk)

Dundee United’s 4-1 defeat of Boroughmuir Thistle moved them nine points clear of second-placed Glasgow Women, whom they meet next week. Robyn Smith scored twice in seven first-half minutes, Beth Macleod pulled one back but Tammy Harkin and Danni McGinley netted for United in the last quarter of an hour.

Third-placed Kilmarnock went down 4-1 at home to St Johnstone, despite Eva Gray cancelling out Laura Wright’s opener for the visitors. Leia Glading, Brodie Clark and Fern Newbigging found the net for the Saints in the second half.

Queen’s Park won the basement battle at Stirling University 2-0 to get off the bottom at the expense of their hosts. Abbi McDonald and Nina Fitzsimmons got the goals that gave the Spiders a first league win of the season.

Fixture for Wednesday 26 January

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