#SWPL: Glasgow City win big as title rivals gain narrow victories

Motherwell were 4-1 winners at Stirling University. (Photo: SWPL)

High-scoring Glasgow City stayed two points clear at the top of the SBS SWPL 1 table, as title rivals Hibernian and Celtic had narrow wins.

SWPL 1

Stirling University 1-4 Motherwell
Forfar Farmington 3-4 Celtic
Hibernian 2-1 Spartans
Glasgow City 8-0 Rangers

SWPL 2

Hearts 3-1 Hamilton Academical
St Johnstone 1-2 Dundee United
Partick Thistle 0-1 Glasgow Girls

Glasgow City romped home 8-0 against Rangers, racing into a 4-0 lead in 20 minutes after an own-goal, Lara Ivanusa brace and one from Hayley Lauder. Kirsty Howat hit the fifth on 55 minutes, Jordan McLintock added a double with Joanne Paton scoring in-between.

Hibs just got the better of Spartans by the odd goal in three, Siobhan Hunter converting a 73rd-minute penalty via the post. Jamie-Lee Napier netted 8 minutes in for Hibernian, with Robyn McCafferty cancelling that out.

Celtic won a seven-goal thriller at Forfar, Sarah Ewens twice on target and Josephine Giard also scoring for the Hoops. Cheryl Kilcoyne, Danni McGinley and Beth McPherson all replied to keep Forfar in the game.

Motherwell secured a first away win of the season, 4-1 at Stirling University. All the goals came in the second half, two apiece for Sarah Crilly and Claire Adams, the latter both with set pieces, while Kristine Kim headed in a consolation for Stirling.

Hearts went back to the top of SWPL 2 on goal-difference after defeating morning leaders Hamilton 3-1. Aisha Maughan, Caroline Heron and Rachel Walkingshaw with their goals, Jade Lindsay replying for the Accies.

Glasgow Girls stayed on the leaders’ heals with the only goal of the game at Partick, Lucy McEwan scoring after just 4 minutes.

Dundee United jumped two places to fourth with a 2-1 victory at St Johnstone. Jade McDonald put the hosts in front shortly after the restart but United hit back with two goals in a three-minute spell.