Spartans move seven points clear of danger in SWPL

Celtic v hearts, Scottish Women's Premier League
Celtic’s Colette Cavanagh and Katie Lockwood of Hearts battle for the ball. (Photo: Colin Poultney/SWPL)

Spartans’ position in ScottishPower Women’s Premier League 1 is looking much more secure after victory at Hamilton Academical.


Celtic 5-0 Hearts
Dundee United 1-5 Aberdeen
Hamilton Academical 0-3 Spartans
Hibernian 0-1 Glasgow City
Motherwell 2-1 Montrose
Partick Thistle 1-3 Rangers

Celtic stayed two points clear at the top with all five goals of the game with Hearts. Lucy Ashworth-Clifford got the first via the post, Murphy Agnew then netting a hat-trick before Natasha Flint completed the scoring.

Rangers were 3-1 winners at Partick Thistle, where Kirsty Howat’s opener was cancelled out by Imogen Longcake but Sarah Ewens restored the advantage and  Rachel Rowe made sure of the win in stoppage time.

Glasgow City won by the only goal at Hibernian through Lauren Davidson, to stay within four points of Rangers.

Motherwell edged Montrose 2-1 to extend their lead over them to ten points. Morgan Cross scored the decider, after Kayla Jardine’s opener brought a reply from the visitors’ Demi Taylor.

Spartans moved seven points clear of Hamilton and the relegation play-off spot, when winning 3-0 away to the Accies. Megan Quinn conceded an own goal,  Mya Bates rifled in the second and Hannah Jordan also got on the score sheet.

Aberdeen ran out 5-1 winners at bottom-of-the-table Dundee United, who had gone in one up with a long-range Morgan Steedman strike. The Dons hit back hard as Bayley Hutchison claimed a treble and there was one apiece from Eilidh Shore and Hannah Stewart.


Gartcairn 1-1 Boroughmuir Thistle
Glasgow Women 1-2 Queen’s Park
Livingston 3-2 St Johnstone
Stirling University 1-6 Kilmarnock

Champions Queen’s Park took the points 2-1 at Glasgow Women, although they trailed to a Caitlin McKee goal close to half time. Megan Quigley nodded in the equaliser and Ellie Kane grabbed a late winner.

Glasgow Women v Queen's Park, Scottish Women's Premier League 2
Queen’s Park joy and Glasgow Women’s frustration. (Photo: Ian Cairns)

Kilmarnock remained six points clear in second with a 6-1 win at basement side Stirling University, who had also scored first but Abby Robinson’s brace helped Killie to a comfortable win in the end.

Livingston staged a great comeback in beating St Johnstone 3-2, with goals from Lauren Evans, Sharon Hughes-Lee and Ashley Elizabeth.

Gartcairn drew 1-1 with Boroughmuir Thistle, who had converted a 90th-minute penalty, only for Fern Newbigging to chip home a stoppage-time equaliser.

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