Glasgow City’s 6-0 win over Forfar Farmington was enough to send them top of the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier on goal-difference ahead of Hibernian, who were 2-0 winners at Spartans.
Love starts goal rush
Only a 3rd-minute own-goal off a Sam Kerr strike gave Glasgow City the advantage over Forfar at the break but a second-half goal rush sealed the win
Jo Love scored a quickfire brace after the restart, with Kirsty Howat and Nicola Docherty making it four goals in a dozen minutes.
A late penalty from Leanne Ross rounded off the scoring.
Hibs win local derby
Hibernian had to battle for the three points at Spartans, where they led through an Abi Harrison goal at half time.
Emma Brown doubled the lead just before the hour mark, heading home a Lisa Robertson corner.
Craig double seals Celtic victory
Celtic strengthened their third place after a 4-1 victory against Hamilton Academical.
Chloe Graig bagged a brace, while Accies conceded two own-goals but found the correct net through Lori Gardner.
Stirling sting Rangers with last-minute winner
Stirling University are four points within fifth-placed Rangers, whom they beat 3-2 away.
Lauren Doran-Barr scored early on for the students but Rangers equalised with a Chantelle Brown effort from outside the box.
Demi Falconer headed in from a free kick to restore the advantage, only for the hosts to level 2 minutes into the second half from Nicole Pullar’s shot on the turn.
With time running out, Eva Rule played in Kendra Bonsall to net the dramatic winner.
Motherwell within reach of SWPL 2 title
Even with six games still to go, Motherwell are one win away from the SWPL 2 title, having come through the top of the table clash at Kilmarnock 3-2. Aimee Docherty headed Killie in front and Sammy Hare replied at the second attempt, before giving ‘Well the lead at the start of the second period. Lisa Swanson nodded the hosts back on level terms but Hayley Cunningham converted a penalty for the decisive goal.
St Johnstone are level on points with the second-placed side after sending Central Girls Academy to a 6-0 defeat. Hannah Clark and Eilidh Knox both scored twice, Rebecca Foote and Rachel Todd also on target.
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Hearts 2-1 victory at Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale lifted them above their hosts and Glasgow Girls into fourth spot. A double from Danni Pagliarulo won the derby match, her first from the penalty spot having been cancelled out by Nichola Sturrock’s free kick.
Aberdeen are six points clear of the bottom following their win in a seven-goal thriller away to Glasgow Girls. The Dons battled back from a goal down three times, with doubles by Bayley Hutchison and Georgia Carter, as Lauren Evans’ hat-trick for the home side was all in vain.