#SBSSWPL : Glasgow City on verge of title

Leanne Crichton scored Glasgow City’s winner. (Photo: SWPL)

Glasgow City beat Hibernian 2-1 in the SBS SWPL title six-pointer and will again be champions if they avoid defeat at home to Spartans next Sunday.

Results for 21st October

SBS SWPL 1

Forfar Farmington 0-3 Rangers
Celtic 3-2 Spartans
Glasgow City 2-1 Hibernian
Hamilton Academical 3-0 Stirling University

SBS SWPL 2

St Johnstone 2-2 FC Kilmarnock
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 1-1 Aberdeen
Hearts P-P Central Girls Academy
Glasgow Girls 2-3 Motherwell

SWPL 1 – City take three-point lead into final day

Kirsty Howat gave City the perfect start with a fifth-minute lead and even though Siobhan Hunter equalised midway through the second half, Leanne Crichton hit the winner moments later. Hibs did go very close to a leveller right at the death though, when from a short corner Lisa Robertson clipped the crossbar.

The final round of games all begin at 4.10pm on 21st October, with Glasgow City’s match live on BBC ALBA. Should they lose to Spartans, Hibs would still have to beat Rangers and also need a four-goal swing in order to pip City to the championship.

Third-placed Celtic edged Spartans 3-2, despite having been two down in the first half-hour. Tegan Reynolds and Elena Santoyo-Brown netted before Colette Cavanagh and Sarah Ewens replied. Claire Adams then put Celtic ahead but goalkeeper Emily Mutch still had to make a late save to protect the three points.

Rangers effectively sealed fourth spot with a 3-0 victory at Forfar. Jade Gallon got the first goal 10 minutes before the break, Gemmell with the second straight after the interval and direct from a corner. Gallon won and converted a penalty before the hour mark and Forfar had what would have been a late consolation ruled out for offside.

Already relegated Hamilton defeated next-to-bottom Stirling University 3-0, Katie Rice, Lori Gardner and Mhairi Lyle all scoring in the second period.

SWPL 2 – Motherwell break points record

Motherwell lifted the trophy recently. (Photo: SWPL)

Motherwell broke the SWPL 2 points record with a game to spare but had to come from behind to win at Glasgow Girls, who are only a point above the drop zone. Lauren Evans and Shannon Mulligan shot Glasgow in front after Katey Turner’s opener but Sammy Hare equalised at the start of the second half and Hayley Cunningham hit a late winner.

Aberdeen are one point from safety after managing a 1-1 draw at Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale. The Dons – who finish up at home to Hearts next week – might have been in a better position after taking the lead but Beth MacLeod levelled for EUHV from a tight angle with only 2 minutes to go.

St Johnstone’s 2-2 tie with FC Kilmarnock put them level on points with third-placed Hearts and clinched second spot for their visitors. Killie scored twice but also missed a penalty after Hannah Clark had the hosts in front, with the Saints player completing her brace on 62 minutes.

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