#SBSSWPL: Celtic Women second after away victory in Old Firm derby

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Celtic went second in Scottish Building Society SWPL Division 1 as a 4-1 result at rivals Rangers lifted them above Hibernian on goal-difference.

Results for 31 March

SWPL 1

Stirling University 1-1 Forfar Farmington
Spartans 3-1 Motherwell
Rangers 1-4 Celtic

SWPL 2

FC Kilmarnock 0-6 Hearts
Hamilton Academical 2-1 Dundee United
Glasgow Girls 7-0 Hutchison Vale
St Johnstone 2-3 Partick Thistle

Celtic stun Rangers with swift treble

Celtic were off to to a flying start against Rangers, scoring three times in the opening 17 minutes. Josephine Giard netted on 11 minutes from the edge of the box, Kelly Clark added a back post header from a corner and Natalie Ross fired into an empty net from 35 yards. Megan Cunningham saved a Rangers penalty before the break from Clare Gemmell and Chantelle Brown hit the post from the rebound. Kathleen McGovern later head in the fourth and the hosts replied through Brown’s last-minute consolation.

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Spartans went fourth with a 3-1 win over Motherwell, set up by goals from Elena Santoyo-Brown and Zoe Johnstone shortly before the interval. The visitors halved the deficit through Claire Adama but then had Georgie Rafferty sent off, Becky Galbraith later completing the scoring for the hosts.

Stirling University got off the mark with a 1-1 draw at home to Forfar Farmington. They led at the break after a 39th-minute effort had been judged as crossing the goal-line but Forfar equalised midway through the second half when Beth McPherson put one on a plate for Hannah Stewart.

SWPL 2 leaders Hearts hit six

Hearts held the SWPL top spot when hitting Kilmarnock for six. Aisha Maughan bagged a brace and there was a goal apiece for Lauren Evans, Rachel Walkingshaw, Jenny Smith and Danni Pagliarulo.

Hamilton are up to second having seen off Dundee United by the odd goal in three. Dani Connolly and Kirstie McIntosh struck for the Accies with the visitors getting a goal back deep into injury time.

Glasgow Girls go third following their 7-0 sinking of Hutchison Vale. Chloe Docherty and Lucy McEwan both hit a hat-trick, the latter in a 26-minute second-half spell.

Partick Thistle came through 3-2 at St Johnstone, despite being pegged back twice, to push into fourth position. Hawksworth opener was cancelled out by Fern Newbigging and Thistle retook the lead from the penalty spot. Jade MacDonald levelled it up at 2-2 but the Jags netted another spot-kick.