#SWPL: Glasgow City and Celtic Women defeat rivals

Glasgow City beat Hibs 3-1.
Glasgow City’s Hayley Sinclair is fouled by Amy Muir of Hibs. (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League champions Glasgow City beat second-placed Hibernian 3-1 and Celtic ran out 3-0 winners in the Old Firm derby.

Results for 27 October

SWPL 1

Hibernian 1-3 Glasgow City
Spartans 2-2 Motherwell
Rangers 0-3 Celtic

SWPL 2

FC Kilmarnock 1-1 Hearts
Glasgow Girls 12-0 Hutchison Vale
St Johnstone 3-3 Partick Thistle
Dundee United 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Glasgow City, who secured the title midweek went ahead on 16 minutes after Clare Shine finished off a fine team move. Megan Foley added a second midway through the second half, before Colette Cavanagh pulled one back for the home side with seventeen minutes remaining.

However as Hibs were throwing everyone forward to try and get the equaliser, City capitalised on the break, with Jordan McLintock finishing past Jenna Fife in the Hibs net with two minutes left of normal time.

Commenting on the win, City Head Coach Scott Booth said, “It is great to maintain our 100% record in the league against tough opposition. I think the players yet again have answered any critics they have in terms of proving themselves as the best team in the League.  We now fully turn our attention to Thursday and the Champions League.”

City face Brondby on Thursday in their massive 2nd leg last 16 tie. Kick off is 7.30pm at Petershill Park and entry is £12.50 adults and £6.50 Under 16s.

Glasgow City’s Hayley Lauder and Amy Muir of Hibs. (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Celtic kept the chase for second place very much alive with all three goals at Rangers, where Sarah Ewens, Josephine Giard and Katherine Smart all scored after the interval.

Spartans were held 2-2 by Motherwell but remain two points head of them with as many games in hand. Becky Galbraith and Katie Frew had the hosts two up but Lori Gardner pulled one back by half-time and Katie Rice levelled with an 85th-minute penalty.

Spartans visit Rangers on Wednesday 30 October for an 8pm kick off at The Hummel Training Centre.

SWPL 2 – Hearts and Hamilton held

Hearts stayed three points ahead of Hamilton Academical in the SWPL 2 title race with two games each remaining after both were held to away draws.

Kilmarnock contained Hearts in a 1-1 result and were in front through Lisa Swanson but Rachel Walkingshaw replied in the second half.

The Accies scored twice before the break with efforts by Nichola Sturrock and Kirstie McIntosh but Dundee United replied through Neve Guthrie and Tammy Harkin in the last quarter of the match.

St Johnstone let slip a 2-0 lead against Partick Thistle and fell behind with 7 minutes to go but Ellie Cowie then rescued a point when making it 3-3.

Glasgow Girls netted a dozen against Hutchison Vale, hat-tricks for Taylor Fisher, Kirstin McGuire and Lucy McEwan.

#SWPL: Glasgow City continue to dominate league