#SBSSWPL: Celtic Women dramatically defeat Hibs, Glasgow City go top

Celtic's Charlie Welllings clebrates her winning goal
Charlie Wellings celebrates her last-minute winner for Celtic. (Photo: Colin Poultney/PSI via Imago)

Glasgow City go top of SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League 1, goal-difference ahead of Celtic and Aberdeen.


Celtic 2-1 Hibernian
Hamilton Academical 1-3 Glasgow City
Hearts 0-3 Rangers
Spartans 0-0 Aberdeen

Celtic beat morning leaders Hibernian with a dramatic stoppage-time strike by Charlie Wellings. Sarah Harkes had put Celtic ahead from the edge of the box midway through the second half, Colette Cavanagh levelling with a long-range effort.

City had to come from behind to win at Hamilton, whose Kirsty McIntosh scored direct from a corner. Priscilla Chinchilla was involved in all three goals for the visitors, as Jenna Clark levelled and Clare Shine turned the game around by the break, Aoife Colville then netting in the second half. Accies’ keeper Chloe Nicolson was taken to hospital after being injured but later released.

Rangers are just a point off the leading trio following a 3-0 victory at Hearts. Lizzie Arnot’s strike saw the lead at the break, Nichola Docherty netted soon after coming off the bench and Brianna Westrup hit home a late third.

Aberdeen were held to a goalless draw at Spartans and indebted to a stoppage-time save from Gail Gilmour, keeping out an effort by Becky Galbraith.


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

St Johnstone claim their first points
St Johnstone claim their first points. (Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk)

The top three all drew 0-0, Dundee United remaining three points clear after their visit to third-placed Glasgow Women, Boroughmuir Thistle held at home by Stirling University, who claimed their first point and got off the bottom.

St Johnstone also banked their first points in a 2-1 defeat of Queen’s Park, who now sit at the foot of the table. Laura Wight and Ellie Cowie their scorers, the Spiders netting in-between.

SWPL 1 midweek matches

Wednesday 29 September: Hibernian v Hearts (7pm), Motherwell v Celtic (8pm), Rangers v Spartans (8pm)

Thursday 30 September: Glasgow City v Partick Thistle (8pm)

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