#SWPL: Celtic Women send Glasgow City to first league defeat in three years

Celtic first to beat Glasgow City in 3 years
Sarah Ewens scored twice as Celtic ended Glasgow City’s amazing league run. (Photo: SWPL)

Champions and UWCL quarter finalists Glasgow City suffered a very rare SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League defeat at the hands of Celtic.


Celtic 4-1 Glasgow City
Forfar Farmington 0-0 Spartans
Hibernian 7-2 Stirling University
Motherwell 1-3 Rangers


Hamilton Academical 5-0 St Johnstone
Hearts 2-0 Glasgow Girls
Hutchison Vale P-P Dundee United
Partick Thistle 1-1 FC Kilmarnock

Lauren Davidson completes her first hat-trick
Lauren Davidson completes her first hat-trick for Hibernian. (Photo: @HibsLadies)

Glasgow City suffered first league defeat since 2016 away at Celtic, ending a 72-game unbeaten run in the SWPL and a 32-match league winning streak

Natalie Ross and Sarah Ewens had the Hoops 2-0 ahead at the break and although Jo Love replied soon after the restart, Josephie Giard and a second for Ewens sealed a famous win.

Rangers secured a top-half finish when coming from behind to win 3-1 at Motherwell. The hosts hit home from distance before Hannah Robertson curled in the equaliser. Brogan Hay fired them in front by half-time and substitute Rosie McQuillan sealed the points from the edge of the box.

Forfar Farmington drew 0-0 with Spartans and Stirling University are relegated after a 7-2 defeat at Hibernian, despite having opened the scoring through Claire Petersen. Chelsea Cornet, Collete Cavanagh and the first of a hat-trick from Lauren Davidson made it 3-1 at the interval, afterwhich there was a debut goal for Eilidh Adams and one apiece by Siobhan Higgins and Jamie-Lee Napier.

The SWPL 2 title race is going down to the wire with Heart of Midlothian only goal-difference ahead of Hamilton Academical having played one game more.

Hearts saw off Glasgow Girls 2-0 and host Partick Thistle a week Sunday. Hamilton put five past St Johnstone with the help of a Nichola Sturrock brace, and go to Kilmarnock for a late kick off on 17 November.

Partick Thistle still just have the edge in the battle for third spot, after a 1-1 draw with fourth-placed Kilmarnock. Thistle trailed to an own-goal until Mhairi Lyle’s leveller five minutes from time.

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