Stenhousemuir secure SWF League One title

Edinburgh Caledonia v Stenhousemuir, SWF League One
Stenhousemuir celebrate with the trophy. (Photo by Alex Todd/Sportpix/SIPA USA)

Stenhousemuir were celebrating winning the SWF League One trophy after beating Edinburgh Caledonia 4-0 at Meadowbank.

Stenny came into the game knowing that a point would be enough, Josie Cawood hit the upright early on and a header from a corner went just wide before Eva Ralston connected beautifully with a pass out wide right to curl a volley past the keeper and into the top corner. Star defender Rachel Vickerman put her head deftly to a Amy McClarty corner kick to double the lead to give the Warriors the half time lead. Quick feet from Lucia Zamorano and Praise Adebo in the second half produced two further good goals in the second half, allowing skipper Jude Connolly to lift the trophy in front a good away support.

Edinburgh Caledonia v Stenhousemuir, SWF League One
Stenhousemuir keep up the pressure on the Edinburgh Caledonia goal. (Photo by Alex Todd/Sportpix/SIPA USA)

Forfar Farmington did not play but are guaranteed second place after this result, regardless of their score against Bonnyrigg Rose next Sunday.

Rose defeated third-placed Falkirk, Aimee Dilworth firing in a rocket from the edge of the box before missing a penalty just ahead of half-time. Saffron McCabe ensured Bonnyrigg would head back to Midlothian with the points on 65 minutes, latching onto a through pass from Niamh Naysmith to stroke their second home.

Elsewhere in League One, Queen of the South lost an early goal to Dundee West but roared back to win 4-1, while St Mirren and Giffnock played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.

The regional SWFL saw its second title winner named, as Armadale Thistle beat McDermid Ladies 6-1 and nearest challengers Glenrothes Strollers were held to a draw by Edinburgh South. Armadale were formed out of the core of the Livingston Development side which won the SWFL East short season, and are now eligible to be promoted to SWF League One, where they will join SWFL North Champions Inverurie Locos.

Both Ayr United Development and Kilwinning scored double figures in SWFL South to keep the gap at the top of that league just 3 points, while in the SWFL West, Dunipace reclaimed top spot with a 7-2 victory over Dumbarton United. Drumchapel Utd are only two points behind.

Ross County Development remain top of the ScottishPower Highlands & Islands League after beating Clachnacuddin 5-0 at home. Buckie beat Caithness 2-1 in a close game, while Sutherland scored twice against Nairn St Ninian without reply.

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