#SBSSWPL 2: Aberdeen Women storm back to beat St Johnstone

Aberdeen Women celebrate
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Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 leaders Aberdeen had to come from behind to win, while Dundee United went second in the table.

Glasgow Women 0-4 Dundee United
Hamilton Academical 4-2 Partick Thistle
Queen’s Park 0-3 Boroughmuir Thistle
St Johnstone 1-3 Aberdeen
Stirling University 1-0 Kilmarnock

Dons dramatically overturn deficit

Aberdeen extended their lead at the top to six points but had to come from behind for a 3-1 victory at St Johnstone.

Although the Saints opened the scoring early in the second half through Morgan Steedman, the Dons responded decisively with three goals in a six-minute spell.

Quickly back on level terms through Francesca Ogilvie’s free kick, the same player then put them ahead via the post  before Eva Thomson got the third, also off the woodwork.

Smith at the double for Dundee

Dundee United got all four goals of the game at mid-table Glasgow Women to move up to second in the table.

Holly Napier struck from 30 yards after only five minutes, Danni McGinley played in Robyn Smith to score the second and just before the break, also providing the delivery for Laurie Ross to net off the post.

Rebecca Foote’s cross set up Smith for second and Dundee’s fourth midway through the second half.

Accies jump above Jags

Hamilton Academical defeated Partick Thistle 4-2 to leapfrog them on goal-difference into third spot.

Cara McBrearty blasted the Jags ahead from outside the box, before Amy Anderson equalised from the spot and Megan Quigley gave the Accies an interval lead.

Two goals in two minutes settled the match, as Anderson converted a second penalty and Josephine Giard rounded the keeper to make it 4-1.

Partick pulled one back through Clare Docherty and Hamilton finished the game with ten players after a stoppage-time red card.

Boroughmuir up two after penalty save

Boroughnuir Thistle penalty save
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Boroughmuir Thistle’s 3-0 win at Queen’s Park not only took them above their hosts but up to places to seventh on goal-difference.

Katie Moodie saved an early penalty for Thistle and they took a first-half lead before striking twice more in the latter stages.

Maria Novoa-Terrente bagged a brace and Anna Murray the other goal.

First win for Stirling

Stirling University beat Kilmarnock but results elsewhere meant they are still eight points adrift at the bottom.

Lindsey Blues got the only goal of the game, to lift Stirling onto five points.

SWPL 2 Fixtures for Sunday 20 June

Boroughmuir Thistle v Glasgow Women (Meggetland Sports Complex, 2pm)
Partick Thistle v Stirling University (Lochburn Park, 2pm)
Kilmarnock v Queen’s Park (Grange Academy, 2.30pm)
Dundee United v St Johnstone (Regional Performance Centre, 2.45pm)
Aberdeen v Hamilton Academical (Cormack Park, 4pm)

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