#SBSSWPL: Glasgow City extend lead after top-two clash

Glasgow City's two-goal Priscila Chinchilla
Glasgow City’s Priscila Chinchilla celebrates her early goal. (Photo: Colin Poultney / PSI via Imago)

Glasgow City went five points clear at the top of the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League, while Celtic rose to second.

Celtic 3-0 Motherwell
Forfar Farmington 0-5 Hibernian
Spartans 3-0 Hearts
Rangers 0-2 Glasgow City

Chinchilla bags brace for leaders

Priscilla Chinchilla struck twice in the first half, as Glasgow City took the points 2-0 at title rivals Rangers.

The Costa Rican international scored early on via the post, after an attempted clearance went straight to her.

City keeper Lee Alexander made a perfectly-timed tackle to thwart Sam Kerr, before Chinchilla chipped in the visitors’ second goal.

Alexander made a point-blank save before the break, then again denying Kerr in a one-on-one at the start of the second half.

Celtic go second

Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 to climb above Rangers into second position, with two-thirds of the season now played and the Hoops next hosting the leaders in midweek.

Sarah Ewens and Chloe Craig combined for Rachel Donaldson to head Celtic in front on 17 minutes.

Donaldson doubled her tally by the break, with Ewens also involved again when flicking on a cross from former Napoli forward Jacynta Galabadaarachchi.

The scoring was all over before half time, as Anna Filbey regained possession and delivered for Sarah Teegarden to head into the net.

Spartans win local derby

Spartans stayed fourth with all three goals of the game against Hearts, although Ronaigh Douglas’s 20-yard strike was all that separated the teams for much of the match.

Kat Smart eventually doubled the lead as the ball dropped to her from a corner, Hearts’ goalie Charlotte Parker-Smith was sent off for a foul on Becky Galbraith and Michaela McAlonie fired the resulting free-kick past stand-in keeper Lia Tweedie.

Hibs put five past Forfar

Hibernian ran out 5-0 winners at Forfar Farmington, where Carla Boyce fired the opener past Lauren Perry and Colette Cavanagh doubled the lead just before the break.

Boyce hit the woodwork but Cavanagh got the third goal, volleying home when a defensive header came her way.

Joelle Murray turned home an in-swinging corner and after Hannah Stewart hit the post for the hosts, substitute Ria McCafferty netted following a flag-kick.

There’s a full midweek programme on Wednesday 12 May:

Celtic v Glasgow City – live on BBC ALBA (7.40pm)
Forfar Farmington v Motherwell
Hibernian v Spartans
Rangers v Hearts

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