#SBSSWPL 2: Aberdeen FC Women go up as champions

Aberdeen celebrations
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Aberdeen secured the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 title but three teams are chasing the second promotion place.

Boroughmuir Thistle 1-1 Hamilton Academical
Partick Thistle 5-0 Queen’s Park
Stirling University 2-1 Glasgow Women
Kilmarnock 2-1 St Johnstone
Dundee United 2-5 Aberdeen

Job done by Dons

Aberdeen clinched promotion and the championship with a 5-2 success at Dundee United, thereby damaging their hosts’ own hopes of going up.

The Dons made a storming start, as Eva Thomson bagged a brace and Francesca Ogilvie converted two penalties all inside the first half-hour.

Holly Napier pulled one back but Bayley Hutchison made it 5-1 at half-time, United’s Jade McLaren then the only scorer after the restart.

Hamilton held up at Boroughmuir

Promotion-chasing Hamilton Academical were held 1-1 away at Boroughmuir Thistle, despite having taken the lead just three minutes in through Amy Anderson

Half-an-hour later, Beth Macleod combined with Sammy Duncan to level for the hosts but a win for the Accies next week will send them up.

Jags jump to third

Partick Thistle players celebrate
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Partick Thistle took their promotion dream into the final week with a 5-0 defeat of Queen’s Park, which lifted them into third spot.

Jade Gallon’s long-range effort opened the scoring, Cara McBrearty laid the ball into the path of Cheryl McCulloch to net the second, Colette Fleming set up Cheryl Rigden for the third and it was 4-0 be the break when McBrearty nodded in McCulloch’s cross.

Needing goals as well as points, the Jags added just one more in the second half, as Chloe Docherty collected a through ball and rounded the keeper to score.

Killie catch up with Saints

Kilmarnock went level on points with St Johnstone after fighting back to edge the fifth-placed Saints 2-1.

St Johnstone were in front early in the second half but Shelley Campbell equalised after a Lauryn Reside corner was fumbled.

Reside also crossed as Killie grabbed an 80th-minute decider, Abby Robinson with the hit finish.

Stirling seal second win

Bottom of the table Stirling University came from behind to beat Glasgow Women 2-1.

Rose McQuillan put the visitors in front shortly before the interval but Stirling were to turn the game on it’s head with a quickfire brace.

Levelling from a 72nd-minute Emma Lyons penalty, the home side then quickly went ahead through Ellie Simpson.

Midweek Fixture: 

1 July – Aberdeen v Glasgow Women (Aberdeen Sports Village, 7.30pm)

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