#SWFL1 : Heartbreak for Falkirk

Photo: Falkirk FC Women

With fifteen defeats in sixteen Scottish Women’s League Division 1 South fixtures, Falkirk faced third-placed Thistle Weir and were on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline.

Dundee United remained four points clear at the top of Division 1 North with a 7-0 win over Dee Ladies, while second-placed East Fife won away 4-2 at Westdyke. Third in the table Inverness City are all but out of the title race but edged Raith Rovers away from home in a seven-goal thriller. Aberdeen U-23s climbed out of the bottom two on goal-difference after a 3-2 victory at home to fifth-placed Dunfermline Athletic.

The leading pair in 1 South both won by five-goal margins, Celtic Academy 6-1 over Blackburn United, Hibernian U-23s 5-0 at Cumbernauld Colts to stay three points off the top with a game in hand. Basement side Falkirk had lost fifteen of their sixteen matches but pushed third-placed Thistle Weir all the way before agonisingly being beaten 4-3 with a late goal.

Kilmarnock U-23s’ lead in Division 2 West was cut to a single point when they were surprisingly held 2-2 at a Glennifer Thistle side who had been beaten in all their other fourteen fixtures. Ayr United gained ground with four unanswered goals at Bishopton.

Airdrie have a ten-point advantage in 2 Central having sent Cumbernauld Colts Yellows to a 5-0 defeat but Glasgow City Development have three games in hand. Glasgow Girls Development’s hopes were further damaged by a 3-2 home reverse to Hawick United.

It’s effectively a two-horse race in 2 East where Spartans Development lead Kelty Hearts by three points but from a game more. Spartans thrashed Lothian 18-0 and Kelty came through 4-1 at fourth-placed Dryburgh Athletic.

Forfar Farmington Development moved within three points of third in the 2 North table Moray – and with a game still in hand – after defeating them 3-1 on their own ground.