Scottish Women’s Premier League: Record 8,066 crowd at Edinburgh derby

Hibs 1-1 Hearts
Emma Brownlie heads Hearts in front. (Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie / SWPL)

Hibernian drew the Edinburgh derby with fourth-placed Hearts in front of 8,066 – a new record for a domestic women’s game in Scotland.

Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Hamilton Academical 1-3 Motherwell
Hibernian 1-1 Hearts
Partick Thistle 1-4 Glasgow City
Spartans 2-1 Glasgow Women

Emma Brownlie headed Hearts one up on the hour mark at Easter Road, substitute Crystal Thomas hit Hibs equaliser with five minutes left. With the match also serving as the inaugural Women’s Capital Cup, a penalty shoot-out followed which Hibernian won 5-4.

Glasgow City moved two points clear at the top, as Kinga Kozak’s penalty put them ahead before a rush of goals around half-time saw Emily Whelan, Abbi Grant and Bea Prades Insa net for the visitors, whose Chloe Warrington conceded an own-goal. The game also featured a 200th appearance for City keeper Lee Alexander.

Motherwell cut the gap on the top six down to one point, their 3-1 success at Hamilton coming with first half goals from Georgie Rafferty, Kaela McDonald-Nguah and Carla Boyce.

Spartans are up to eighth after a narrow victory over lowly Glasgow Women, Becky Galbraith and Hannah Jordan their scorers.

Aberdeen are seven points off the bottom having won 2-1 at tenth at Dundee United, Bayley Hutchison at the double at Tannadyce.

SWPL2

East Fife 0-4 Montrose
Gartcairn 1-0 Kilmarnock
Queen’s Park 2-1 Boroughmuir Thistle
St Johnstone 3-2 Stirling University

SWPL2’s top three all won, as Gartcairn got the only goal against Kilmarnock to stay five points ahead of Montrose, whose Georgia Carter scored twice at East Fife. goal against Kilmarnock. St Johnstone had to come from behind to beat Stirling University, Jade Greenshields bagging a brace. Queen’s Park’s victory over Boroughmuir Thistle moved them up to fifth.

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