#SBSSWPL: Second-half double seals winning start for Glasgow City

Glasgow City beat Celtic
Jo Love of Glasgow City and Anita Marcos of Celtic. (PA Images)

Defending champions Glasgow City made a winning start to the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League season, defeating Celtic 2-0.


Glasgow City 2-0 Celtic
Forfar Farmington 4-2 Motherwell
Hibernian 2-1 Spartans
Rangers 5-1 Hearts


Aberdeen 4-3 Dundee United
Glasgow Women 4-0 Stirling University
Hamilton Academical 3-1 Boroughmuir Thistle
Queen’s Park 0-3 Partick Thistle

Rachel McLaughlan and Kirsty Howat scored second-half goals to give Glasgow City victory over Celtic.

Hibernian edged Spartans 2-1, Eilidh Adams netting a rebound off the post and Carla Boyce restoring the lead via a corner.

Forfar Farmington took under a minute to score against Motherwell, Donna Paterson and London Pollard ending up with two apiece in the 4-2 success.

Zoe Ness hit a hat-trick as Rangers ran out 5-1 winners over Hearts, a score-line that saw them become the first league leaders of the new season.

Rangers Women's Lizzie Arnot
Rangers’ Lizzie Arnot sent flying against Hearts. (PA Images)

In SWPL 2, Aberdeen edged a seven-goal thriller with Dundee United, fighting back from going 3-1 down in the 50th minute. It was late on in the game when Bayley Hutchison equalised, followed by a dramatic stoppage-time winner struck by Eva Thomson.

Glasgow Women put four past Stirling University, with the scoring completed at the start of the second period. Abbi McDonald, Tara McGonigle, and Suzanne Wyatt were among the goals for the initial leaders.

Partick Thistle netted all three goals of the game in the second 45 at Queen’s Park, one each for Eleanor Smith, Cheryl Rigden and Demi Falconer.

Partick Thuistle won at Queen's Park
Partick Thistle got away from Queen’s Park. (Photo: iancairnsmedia.co.uk)

Hamilton Academical took the points 3-1 against Boroughmuir Thistle, aided by an Amy Anderson double.

Meanwhile in the Championship, Dunfermline Athletic lead the North table after thrashing Stonehaven 8-1. Inverness Caley Thistle were 5-1 winners over Westdyke, Montrose’s Aimee Ridgeway scored three times in a 5-2 result at Buchan, and East Fife defeated Dundee West 4-0.

Due to last week’s Government update, the Championship South season is now scheduled to start on Sunday 1 November.

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