#SWPL: Hamilton Academical replace Hearts at top of Division 2

Partick Thistle on the attack against Hearts. (Photo: SWPL)

A four-goal haul before the break by Kirsty Howat set up a sixth straight win for Glasgow City in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1, while Hamilton Academical went top in SWPL 2.

Results for 21 April

SWPL 1 – Six in a row for City

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


FC Kilmarnock 0-1 Hamilton Academical
Glasgow Girls 2-0 Dundee United
St Johnstone 14-0 Hutchison Vale
Hearts 1-1 Partick Thistle


Glasgow City stayed five points clear at the top after thrashing Motherwell 8-0. Kirsty Howat hit four first-half goals, Jordan McLintock made it 5-0 and Motherwell then had Kerry Montgomery sent off. Jenna Clark scored via good work by Joanne Paton from the resulting free kick, with Lara Ivanusa and Clare Shine also getting on the scoresheet.

Hibernian matched that scoreline at Forfar Farmington to go second on goal-difference. Kirsty Morrison, a Jamie-Lee Napier brace, Chelsea Cornet effort and Colette Cavanagh volley made it 5-0 at half-time. Just 45 seconds into the second half Morrison doubled her tally and although Hannah Stewart hit the bar for the hosts, Kirsten Reilly made it 7-0 and Napier completed her hat-trick.

Celtic slipped to third despite a 4-0 victory at Stirling University, where Josephine Giard struck in either half, Sarah Ewens and Natalie Ross also finding the net.

Rangers leapfrogged Spartans into fourth place after edging them 1-0 away from home, Jade Gallon winning it with a second half goal.

SWPL 2 – Hamilton replace Hearts at the top

Hamilton got the only goal at Kilmarnock through Dionne Brown to go top of the table.

Hearts lost the leadership after being held 1-1 at home by Partick Thistle, Lauren Evans levelling by the interval for the Jambos.

Glasgow Girls defeated Dundee United 2-0 to climb to third, Lucy McEwan and Emma Porteous with first-half goals.

St Johnstone hammered Hutchison Vale 14-0 to move into the top half, Jade MacDonald got four of their goals.

Coming up this midweek:

Wednesday 24 April: SWPL 1 – Hibernian v Stirling University (Peffermill 3G, 6.45pm)

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