#SWPL: Glasgow City just two wins from thirteenth title in a row

Glasgow City's four-goal Kirsty Howat
Glasgow City’s Kirsty Howat nets the second of her first half hat-trick. (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Five points from their remaining five games is all that Glasgow City require to yet again retain the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League title.

SWPL 1

Glasgow City 8-1 Stirling University
Spartans A-A Celtic (abandoned due to serious injury)
Rangers 2-1 Forfar Farmington
Motherwell 0-2 Hibernian

SWPL 2

Hutchison Vale 1-11 Partick Thistle
Glasgow Girls 0-5 Hamilton Academical
St Johnstone 2-1 FC Kilmarnock
Dundee United 0-2 Hearts

Glasgow City made it 16 wins from 16 with a 8-1 defeat of basement side Stirling University. Kirsty Howat claimed half their tally, Lisa Girasoli scored in either half and Rachel McLauchlan bagged a brace after the break, Claire Petersen replying with a late consolation.

Hibs remain 11 points behind the leaders after a 2-0 result at Motherwell. Colette Cavanagh latched onto a ball over the top and poked it past the onrushing keeper for a narrow lead at the interval. Three minutes after the restart, Siohan Hunter’s free-kick was parried but it fell kindly for Cavanagh who squared it to Chelsea Cornet to score.

Rangers’ Rosie McQuillan had her side ahead against 2-1 Forfar Farmington but Maria McSherry quickly equalised. Emma Brownlie clinched the win for the Gers with a free-kick on 80 minutes curled past Fiona McNicoll.

The Spartans versus Celtic match was abandoned after 51 minutes at 0-0 due to a serious injury. Spartans’ Ronaigh Douglas was taken to hospital for x-rays but escaped any lasting damage or broken bones.

Hearts hold a three-point lead over Hamilton Academical in SWPL 2 with five games to go each after both won away. Hearts got both goals of the game at Dundee United, both of them Dani Pagliarulo penalties. Accies put five past hosts Glasgow Girls, Megan Quinn, Chloe Muir, Nichola Sturrock, Ellie Kane and Tiegan McCann with one apiece.


Partick Thistle are three points further back in third and ran in 11 goals at Hutchison Vale, who remain without a point. Vale are now 15 points adrift after St Johnstone took the points 2-1 against Kilmarnock. Ellie Cowie and a Rachel Todd penalty had the Saints 2-1 up at half-time and despite having a player sent off in the second half, only the crossbar denied Killie a late leveller.

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