Stenhousemuir clear at top of SWF League One after Injury-time winner

Forfar Farmington v Stenhousemuir SWF League 1 at Station Park
Josie Cawood (Stenhousemuir) pounces on a rebound from a Megan French  free-kick. (Alex Todd/Sportpix/SIPA USA)

Stenhousemuir went three points clear at the top of SWF League One with an injury-time winner from Samantha Montgomery away to Forfar Farmington.

The top-two clash began at a frenetic pace, an early goal from Stenhousemuir’s Josie Cawood being cancelled out by a penalty from Clair Hendry for the hosts to make it level at the break. Forfar had goalkeeper Katie White to thank for keeping out an Eva Ralston penalty, diving well to her right, before Lucia Martinez latched onto the rebound but saw her shot clear the bar.

With the referee checking his watch and the spoils looking to be shared, Montgomery drifted in to the left of the box and placed a shot past White to make it 2-1 before being mobbed by her celebrating teammates.

League One has one more game before the division splits for the final four games. A flurry of second half goals gave Bonnyrigg Rose a 4-0 victory over Airdrie, while Edinburgh Caley saw off a challenge from Giffnock at home with a 4-2 win. Falkirk came from behind to win 6-1 at St Mirren.

In the SWF Championship, second-placed Ayr United cut Rossvale’s lead at the top to eight points with a 4-2 victory over Dryburgh Athletic in Dundee. East Fife put 14 goals past Hutchison Vale, while Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Westdyke played out a pulsating 4-4 draw in the Highlands. An injury-time goal from Renfrew striker Claire Rae clinched the derby against Morton, after the visitors had equalised with 20 minutes to go.

ICT WFC v Westdyke WFC, SWF Championship, on 17 March 2024 at Milburn Academy
Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Iona MacArthur under pressure from Westdyke’s Emily Dalgetty. (Donald Cameron / Sportpix / Sipa USA)

There is one game before the split in the Championship too, with Renfrew now two points ahead of Inverness Caley Thistle in fifth. Renfrew travel to Ayr United next Sunday, while Caley Thistle go to Hutchison Vale.

In the SWFL Cup, Inverurie Locos, Armadale Thistle, Glenrothes Strollers and McDermid Ladies reached the semi-finals with wins over Huntly, Drumchapel United, Kilwinning and Dumbarton United respectively. In the SWFL Plate, Linlithgow Rose needed extra time against Dunfermline Athletic to claim their semi-final spot, where they join Musselburgh Windsor, Edinburgh University Thistle and Grampian.

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