Rangers Women came from behind to beat Celtic and go top

Celtic 1-2 rangers, SWPL
Rio Hardy scored Rangers’ winner. (Photo: Colin Poultney/SWPL)

Rangers lead the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League after ending Celtic’s ten-game winning start to the campaign with a 2-1 away win.


Celtic 1-2 Rangers
Glasgow City P-P Montrose
Hibernian 8-1 Hamilton Academical
Spartans P-P Dundee United
Hearts 5-1 Motherwell
Aberdeen P-P Partick Thistle

Caitlin Hayes had headed home a corner for Celtic early in the second half, Rangers quickly replying when Kirsty Maclean capped a fine move. Rio Hardy headed home the decider in the final ten minutes, meeting Lizzie Arnott’s cross.

Rangers won 2-1 at Celtic
Kirsty Maclean levels for Rangers. (Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie/SWPL)

Fourth-placed Hearts struck twice in the first dozen minutes against Motherwell, through Katie Lockwood and Carly Girasoli. Amy Anderson halved the deficit with a volley but Jenna Penman reinstated the two-goal cushion just after the half hour. Lockwood’s second made it 4-1, before she set up Eilidh Davies for the fifth.

Hibernian hit Hamilton 8-1, with Eilidh Adams notching a hat-trick as they went fifth in the table. Jorian Baucom got a couple, Rosie Livingstone, Shannon McGregor and Abbie Ferguson one each, while Abbi MacDonald scored for the Accies.


Kilmarnock 4-2 Livingston
Stirling University 0-6 St Johnstone
Glasgow Women 1-4 Boroughmuir Thistle
Queen’s Park 4-0 Gartcairn

An Ellie Kane hat-trick and an opening goal from Abby Callaghan gave leaders Queen’s Park all three points against Gartcairn.

Second-placed Kilmarnock defeated Livingston 4-2, with Lauryn Reside scoring twice.

Eilidh Begg bagged a brace and forced an own-goal, as St Johnstone hit hosts Stirling University for six.

Boroughmuir Thistle are out of the relegation play-off spot on goal difference, following a 4-1 win at Glasgow Women.

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