#SBSSWPL: Celtic Women beat Rangers, Hibernian hold leaders

Celtic win at Rangers
Rachel McLauchlan scores for Rangers. (Photo:  Luke Nickerson/Rangers WFC/Shutterstock via Imago).

Celtic beat Rangers to leapfrog them in the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League table, while Hibernian held Glasgow City.

SBS SWPL results for 23 May

Hearts 0-1 Motherwell
Spartans 3-0 Forfar Farmington
Rangers 1-2 Celtic
Glasgow City 0-0 Hibernian

Celtic win Old Firm derby

Celtic won 2-1 away to Rangers to take second spot from them and go within three points of the leaders.

Lizzie Arnot and Brogan Hay should have given Rangers the lead, before Celtic scored with a Kelly Clark header, Mariah Lee having forced Jenna Fife to concede the corner.

Six minutes later, Rachel McLauchlan opened her Rangers account with a 25-yard strike into the roof of the net.

But Rangers conceded again off a corner, Sarah Ewens near-post header proving to be decisive with only another eight minutes to play.

Hibs hold City

Despite dropping to fifth place, Hibernian enjoyed a fine point away to league leaders Glasgow City.

It was a game of very few chances and perhaps the closest the hosts got was on the hour mark, when Priscila Chinchilla saw her strike kept out by a fingertip save from Emily Mutch.

City’s lead at the top has now been cut to three points with three games to go.

Spartans go fourth

Spartans were 3-0 winners over Forfar Farmington, which lifted them above local rivals Hibs into fourth spot.

Becky Galbraith fired Spartans in front on 40 minutes and looked to have struck again on the stroke of the half but it was ruled out for offside.

Galbraith had two more efforts disallowed in as many minutes, before on 64 minutes Alana Marshall’s corner was headed in by Smart.

Louise Mason got the third goal, when played through to chip the Forfar keeper.

Motherwell move into sixth

Motherwell got the only goal of the game away to Hearts, as the home side ended up four points adrift at the bottom.

Jade Gallon won a 27th-minute penalty and converted it herself, sending Charlotte Parker-Smith the wrong way.

Jenny Smith missed a chance to level when through on the keeper and Katey Turner came closest but her shot was  deflected onto the bar.

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