#SBSSWPL: Glasgow City edge Celtic Women in top two clash

G;asgow City were 1-0 winners over Celtoc
Glasgow City’s Sam Kerr pressed by Celtic’s Sarah Ewens. (Photo: SWPL)

Glasgow City’s 1-0 win over Celtic moved them eight points clear in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1, while Hibernian regained second place with victory at Stirling University.

SWPL 1

Glasgow City 1-0 Celtic
Stirling University 0-4 Hibernian
Spartans 1-0 Forfar Farmington

SWPL 2

St Johnstone 1-2 Hamilton Academical
FC Kilmarnock A-A Partick Thistle (abandoned due to serious injury)

SSE SCOTTISH WOMEN’S CUP 3RD ROUND

Rangers 6-0 Glasgow Girls
Hutchison Vale 0-5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

SWPL 1 – Shine’s double celebration

Clare Shine’s match-winning goal fired past Megan Cunningham from the edge of the box in the 37th minute was also her 50th for Glasgow City. Kathleen McGovern twice threatened to bring a late Celtic leveller but could not hit the target.

Hibernian hit four goals without reply at Stirling University, Jamie-Lee Napier netting in either half, Amy Gallacher and Kirsty Morrison and on target in the second period. The sides meet again this Wednesday in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup 3rd Round at Penicuik Athletic FC, kick of 7.30pm, with the winners going to Hearts next Sunday.

Spartans climbed into the top half of the table with the only goal of the game against Forfar, Michaela McAlonie on target inside the first half hour.

SWPL 2 – Accies go clear, Killie keeper KO’d

Hamilton opened up a three point lead at the top of SWPL 2 after coming from behind to win 2-1 at St Johnstone. Ellie Cowie had the hosts one up on just 29 seconds but Dionne Brown’s double gave Accies the result.

Kilmarnock’s game with Partick was abandoned in the second half with the score at 1-1, after the Killie keeper was left temporarily unconscious following a collision with Thistle’s Cheryl Rigden.

SSESW Cup – Gers and Caley cruise through

Rangers will visit Forfar in the fourth round of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup on 25 August after hitting Glasgow Girls for six. Hannah Robertson’s brace and a Chantelle Brown strike had them 3-0 up at the break before Laura McCartney, Gil Inglis and Brogan Hay added one each in the second half.

Inverness went through 5-0 at struggling SWPL 2 side Hutchison Vale where Alex Andrews scored twice, plus singles by Leanne Calder, Jodie Malcolm, and Lisa McKenzie. Caley’s reward is a trip to Motherwell.