#SWFL1: Boroughmuir buoyed by draw, Ayr blow hot for first win

Boroughmuir Thistle held Hibs U-23s.
Boroughmuir Thistle did well to deny Hibs U-23s victory. (Photo: @CoachZThistles)

Boroughmuir Thistle held third-placed Hibernian U-23s to a goalless draw in Scottish Women’s League Division 1 South but slipped to eighth spot.

SWFL 1 North

East Fife 0-1 Cove Rangers
Buchan 2-1 Kelty Hearts
Stonehaven 3-4 Montrose
Westdyke 3-0 Raith Rovers

SWFL 1 South 

Ayr United 4-2 Hamilton Academical U-23s
Boroughmuir Thistle 0-0 Hibernian U-23s
Spartans Development 10-0 FC Kilmarnock U-23s
Renfrew 2-4 Glasgow City Development
Celtic Academy H/W Blackburn United

Cove go second

Cove Rangers and Buchan went second and third respectively in SWFL 1 North after the former got the only goal at East Fife through Sophie Taylor and the latter saw off Kelty Hearts 2-1.

Montrose are goal-difference short of fifth-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle after winning a seven-goal thriller at Stonehaven. Lydia Broadley, Charlotte Gammie, Aimee Ridgeway and an Eilidh Reid penalty gave them the points. Westdyke were 3-0 winners over basement side Raith Rovers.

Ayr end run of 15 defeats 

Ayr United registred their first points of the season.
Ayr United scored twice from outside the area in clinching their first points. (Photo: @AyrUtdGirls)

Ayr United banked their first points in SWFL 1 South by coming from 2-1 down to defeat Hamilton Academical U-23s 4-2. Chloe Duthie had put them in front and later set up Kimberly Dick to make it 2-2. Rachel Scott restored their lead with a 25-yard strike and Amy Cox struck from further out for her first goal for the club.

Glasgow City Development extended their perfect form to a sixteenth game which they won 4-2 at Renfrew.

Second-placed Celtic Academy were awarded the match with Blackburn United and stepped two points ahead of Hibernian U-23, who were held 0-0 at Boroughmuir Thistle.

Spartans Development scored ten against Kilmarnock U-23s, with four for Caitlin Russell and a treble by Robyn Fleming as they went seventh.


South East/Central – Edinburgh Caledonia won 5-1 at Stenhousemuir to hold a five-point lead over Stirling University Development, who hit Musselburgh Windsor for six.

West/South West – Morton remained three points in front of Kilwinning when putting seven past Rutherglen, their closest challengers edging Mid Annandale 3-2.

West/Central – United Glasgow moved five points clear of Bishopton at the top but have played two games more after their 4-0 defeat of Motherwell Development.

North/East – Dryburgh Athletic scored eight without reply at Buchan in stretching their lead to seven points, second-placed Dundee City have three games in hand to make up the ground once they’ve recovered from the 20-0 SSE Scottish Cup mauling at the hands of Glasgow City.

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