#SBSSWPL : Glasgow City champions for twelfth year in a row

Photo: SWPL

Glasgow City retained the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 title by three points from Hibernian, after seeing off Spartans 4-2 while Hibs hit Rangers 7-1.

Results for Sunday 28 October


Forfar Farmington 0-0 Hamilton Academical
Stirling University 1-2 Celtic
Hibernian 7-1 Rangers
Glasgow City 4-2 Spartans


Central Girls Academy 0-9 Glasgow Girls
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 4-0 FC Kilmarnock
Aberdeen 4-1 Hearts
Motherwell 5-1 St.Johnstone

SWPL 1 – Twelve titles in a row for Glasgow City

Two goals in a five-minute spell before the half-hour mark by Abbi Grant and Lara Ivanusa set Glasgow City on their way. Alana Marshall did reply for Spartans in the second half after Lee Alexander had saved a penalty but Carly Girasoli and an own-goal settled the matter, before Becky Galbraith got the visitors’ second.

Scott Booth’s side now turn their attention to the Champions League tie at home to Barcelona on Thursday (live on BBC ALBA), in which they trail 5-0.

Both Abi Harrison and Rachel McLauchlan hit hat-tricks in Hibernian’s thrashing of Rangers, Amy Gallacher with their other goal. Rangers had Brogan Hay stretchered off in the first half but Jade Gallon scored from the spot just before the interval.

Hibs, who will also play in the UWCL next season, have the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final against Motherwell to look forward to next Sunday.

Both Hibernian and Rangers look for a decision in their favour. (Photo: SWPL)

Relegated Hamilton Academical signed off with a good goalless draw away to Forfar Farmington who finished fifth.

Stirling University had to settle for seventh place following a 2-1 home defeat to Celtic. Natalie Ross had the Hoops ahead but Ciara Bonner equalised direct from a corner. The decider came with 2 minutes left, when Sarah Ewens’ flag-kick was headed in by Claire Crosbie.

SWPL 2 – Dons go down despite defeating Hearts

Motherwell finished a massive 21 points clear at the top of SWPL 2 after winning 5-1 over St.Johnstone. They scored three times in 5 minutes through Ashley Nicholson, an own-goal and Suzanne Mulvey for a 3-0 lead on 20 minutes. Sammy Hare and Susan Fairlie also got on the scoresheet, Rhianna Tweedie replying for the visitors.

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale took fourth spot after sending runners-up FC Kilmarnock home beaten 4-0. Anna Hume claimed a treble and Beth MacLeod also found the net.

Aberdeen recorded a fine 4-1 victory over third-placed Hearts but it was still not enough to to save the Dons from relegation. Pamela Liddell did score first for Hearts but Bayley Hutchinson netted twice, Eilidh Shore once, plus an own-goal.

Glasgow Girls instead survived the drop when netting nine times away at basement side Central Girls Academy, Lauren Evans leading the way with three goals by half time.

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