#SBSSWPL: Hibernian Women leapfrog local rivals Spartans

Hibs' two-goal EIlidh Adams
Eilidh Adams’ goal gave Hibernian victory. (Alex Todd / Sports Press Photo)

Hibernian moved back into the top half of the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League, overtaking Edinburgh rivals Spartans.

Hearts 0-3 Celtic
Motherwell 0-1 Hibernian
Glasgow City 8-0 Forfar Farmington
Spartans 0-5 Rangers

Hibernian got the only goal of the game to take all three points at Motherwell. Six minutes after the restart, Rachael Boyle squared the ball across the box for Eilidh Adams to find the top-right corner.

Spartans, meantime, slipped to fifth following a 5-0 home defeat to second-placed Rangers. The Gers went ahead from a convincing penalty kick by Lizzie Arnott and got a second when a shot from an acute angle was headed into her own net by the unfortunate Becky Galbraith. Zoe Ness got the third just before the break, Chelsea Cornet and Indian international Bala Devi scoring in the second half.

Spartans went down 5-0 to Rangers
Brogan Hay of Rangers, Robyn McCafferty and Spartans goalkeeper Rachel Harrison. (Alex Todd / Sports Press Photo via Imago)

Glasgow City maintained their four-point lead at the top, as a flying start against Forfar finished up as an 8-0 score-line. Priscila Chinchilla clinched her first hat-trick for City in the first half, as Clare Shine and Lauren Davidsonalso netted for a 5-0 lead at half-time. Mairead Fulton, Aoife Colvill and Megan Foley added one apiece in the second period.

Celtic are still one point behind arch rivals Rangers having won 3-0 at Hearts, where Chloe Craig celebrated her 200th appearance with the opening goal on 52 minutes. Anna Filbey then bagged a brace, with two assists from London Pollard.

Midweek fixtures – Wednesday 19 May

Celtic v Spartans (7pm)
Forfar Farmington v Hearts (7pm) – live on club stream
Motherwell v Glasgow City (7.30pm) – live on club stream
Hibernian v Rangers (7.40pm) – live on BBC ALBA

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