#SBSSWPL: Top three all win by four

Photo: SWPL

Hibernian, Glasgow City and Celtic all won by four-goal margins in Scottish Building Society SWPL 1, while Rangers bagged a late winner for a 2-1 result against Forfar Farmington.

Results for 10 March:

SWPL 1

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

SWPL 2

Glasgow Girls 1-1 Hamilton Academical
St Johnstone 0-2 FC Kilmarnock
Dundee United 1-0 Hearts
Hutchison Vale P-P Partick Thistle

SWPL 1 – Top four all win

Hibernian held the leadership with all four goals at Motherwell, breaking the deadlock close to half time as Rachael Small got on the end of a Jamie-Lee Napier cross. The same pair were involved as Lauren Davidson doubled the lead on 65 minutes, with Small adding her second and Kirsten Reilly’s free kick going through the keeper.

Glasgow City made it two wins from two with a 5-1 result over Stirling but had to come from behind to take the points. Gemma Mason headed in a corner but moments later Hayley Lauder levelled. Kirsty Howat bagged a second-half brace, Lauder forced an own-goal and Clare Shine also netted on her return for City.

Celtic ran out 5-1 winners at Spartans to stay third, aided by a double in the first 15 minutes from Sarah Ewens, the second of which was hooked in from Kirsty McLaughlin’s free kick. The third goal didn’t come until 11 minutes left as Chloe Craig struck from out wide. Spartans pulled one back through Michaela McAlonie but into added time Kathleen McGovern headed in a McLaughlin set-piece and Craig nodded home her second goal with another assist from McLaughlin. Celtic play again on Friday 15 March when Motherwell visit K Park for a 7.45 kick off.

Rangers have won their opening two matches after battling back to edge Forfar Farmington 2-1. Danielle McGinley gave the visitors the advantage and although McCartney soon won Rangers a penalty, Jade Gallon’s spot-kick was saved by Fiona McNicholl. Mid-way through the second half Gallon did score from close range of a Chantelle Brown cross and into the last 10 minutes Claire Gemmell played Brown in to score the winner. Click here for highlights.

SWPL 2 – Dundee United defeat leaders

Hamilton Accies held Glasgow Girls. (Photo: SWPL)

Hearts dropped their first points in a single-goal loss at Dundee United, a 20-yard volley by Neve Guthrie separating the sides.

Glasgow Girls missed the chance to go top as visitors Hamilton Academical went away with a point from a 1-1 draw. They were ahead for over half of the game through Chloe Docherty but Amy Anderson equalised from a 75th-minute penalty.

Kilmarnock’s first win of the campaign came with a 2-0 scoreline over St Johnstone. Colette Fleming broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second period and a Lauren Chisholm effort sealed the points.