#SWPL: Hearts Women seal promotion

Hearts win SWPL 2
Hearts are SWPL 2 champions. (Photo: SWPL)

While Hibernian secured the runners-up spot in the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League, Hearts clinched promotion to the top flight.

Results for 17 November

SWPL 1

Forfar Farmington 1-4 Hibernian
Glasgow City 9-0 Motherwell
Spartans 0-1 Rangers
Stirling University 2-3 Celtic

SWPL 2

FC Kilmarnock 1-0 Hamilton Academical
Glasgow Girls 2-3 Dundee United
Hearts 3-0 Partick Thistle
St Johnstone 10-0 Hutchison Vale

SWPL 1 winners, Glasgow City
Glasgow City received their SWPL 1 trophy. (Photo: SWPL)

Hibernian’s 4-1 victory at Forfar saw them take second spot on goal-difference from Celtic. Amy Gallacher bagged a brace, Amy Muir and Shannon Leishman one apiece for Hibs, who it was announced will have their first inductee in the HFC Hall of Fame in February.

Celtic edged hosts Stirling Univesity 3-2 but ended 23 goals short of Hibernian. Sarah Ewens scored twice and Kathleen McGovern their other goal, while the basement side showed some spirit to reply with effors from Emma Lyons and Caitlyn Jobanek.

Glasgow City netted nine past Motherwell to win the league by an eleven-point margin. Leanne Crichton, Hayley Sinclair and Nicola Docherty all registered twice, Kirsty Howat, Leanne Ross and Jordan McLintock with one each.

Rangers finished with a 1-0 result at Spartans, the only goal coming on 54 minutes when Ellis Dalglish turned in a Brogan Hay cross.

Hearts beat Parttick to become champions
Hearts are going up after beating Partick Thistle at Tynecastle. (Photo: SWPL)

Hearts only needed a point against Partick Thistle to take top spot but they recorded a 3-0 victory, as Rachel Walkingshaw added an effort to a Danni McGinley double.

Hamilton Academicsl had held out hope of the title but slipped to a 1-0 defeat at FC Kilmarnock. Lisa Swanson headed home a first-half Kirsty Munro cross as Killie took fourth position.

Dundee United’s 3-2 win at Glasgow Girls assured them of a third-place finish. Allie Crum got their opener but the other two were both own-goals.

The basement battle saw St Johnstone hit double-figures against Hutchison Vale for whom it has been a very difficult campaign 0f 220 goals conceded in 21 matches. Jade McDonald topscored on the day with a four-goal haul.

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