#SBSSWPL: Rangers Women go second, Hearts beat Hibs

Rangers' three-goal Lizzie Arnott
Rangers’ Lizzie Arnot scores from the spot. (PA Images)

Rangers went second in the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League table, as Celtic were held by Forfar, while Hearts got off the mark with victory over Hibernian.

SWPL results for 6 December


Celtic 2-2 Forfar Farmington
Spartans 1-3 Glasgow City
Rangers 9-0 Motherwell
Hearts 1-0 Hibernian


Boroughmuir Thistle 1-0 Partick Thistle
Glasgow Women P-P St Johnstone
Stirling University 0-6 Aberdeen
Queen’s Park 0-2 Hamilton Academical
Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee United

Rangers went above Celtic to sit three points behind leaders Glasgow City, whom they face in next week’s live game on BBC ALBA. Glasgow City were 3-1 winners at Spartans, Rangers put nine past Motherwell with hat-tricks from Lizzie Arnot and Kirsty Howat. Leanne Ross and Zaneta Wyne had City two up at the break, Becky Galbraith hit back straight after but Spartans then conceded an own goal.

Celtic were held 2-2 at home by Forfar, who moved up to fourth place but it could’ve been worse for the Hoops, who had been 2-0 down. It all happened in the last half-hour, London Pollard and Donna Paterson scoring before Celtic netted two late goals, Natalie Ross with the 90th-minute leveller.

Hibs slipped to fifth after going down 1-0 at rivals Hearts. Paige McAllister struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner, her first goal for the club in her first Edinburgh derby.

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Aberdeen stretched their SWPL 2 lead to seven points after hitting Stirling University for six. There had only been one goal in it approaching the interval but Bayley Hutchison went on to complete a hat-trick.

Bottom-but-one Boroughmuir Thistle beat Partick Thistle – who had started the day in second – Beth MacLeod’s first-half effort proving enough.

Dundee United got all four goals at Kilmarnock to go second, Danni McGinlay marking her return from injury with a brace from the bench.

Hamilton are up to third after a 2-0 win at Queen’s Park, where Dionne Brown and Amy Anderson scored in the first half.

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