Glasgow City opened up an eight-point lead over SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League title rivals Hibernian, whom they beat 2-1 at Petershill Park.
The league was back with a bang after the summer break and Kirsty Howat hit a first-half brace to put City in control. Hibs’ Siobhan Hunter went for two quick cautions and although Jamie-Lee Napier did pull a goal back, the Glasgow side took the points and a major step towards retaining the title yet again.
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Celtic are second after a 3-1 victory over Rangers in front of a bumper crowd at K Park. Sarah Ewens, Kathleen McGovern and Kelly Clark got their goals, with Brogan Hay replying.
Elsewhere, the games between Spartans and Motherwell, Forfar Farmington and Stirling University, both ended goalless.
Accies go top of SWPL 2
There was a change at the top of SWPL 2, where Hamilton now lead on goal difference after a 2-0 win away to Dundee United thanks to effort by Chloe Muir and Teigan McCann. Previous leaders Hearts had been held 1-1 at home by Kilmarnock, whom they previously hit 6-0. Collete Fleming had Killie in front but Lauren Hall headed the equaliser before the break.
Partick Thistle pipped St Johnstone by the game’s only goal by Taylor McGlashan, while Glasgow Girls got a dozen against Hutchison Vale, Taylor Fisher with five and a hat-trick from Lucy McEwan.