#SWPL: Late penalty puts Motherwell Women into fourth place

Morthwell went fourth in SWPL 1
Photo: SWPL

Forfar Farmington had a record crowd of 423 for their Friday SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League fixture with Motherwell but lost to a late penalty.

Rebecca Dempster put a header over the bar from a 2nd-minute Forfar corner and shortly afterwards at the other end, a flag-kick was not collected by Fiona McNicoll allowing Kirsten Rolph a goal-bound shot but that was blocked by Cheryl Kilcoyne.

Player of the match Chelsea Mceachran clipped the Forfar far post with a curled effort and Ellie Cook did well to set up a chance for the hosts but Maria McSherry could not get the shot away,

Beth MacPherson failed to beat visiting keeper Morgan Hunter and a Katie Rice cross was glanced just wide as Motherwell struggled to break the deadlock.

The game was still goalless with 6 minutes to go when Mceachran played in substitute Lori Gardenr who was clipped by the home keeper, Kerry Montgomery converting convincingly from the resulting spot-kick.

Victory lifts Donald Jennow’s side to fourth in SWPL 1, leapfrogging Spartans and Rangers ahead of Sunday’s fixtures.

Coming up next…

Sunday 22 September

SWPL 1

Stirling University v Rangers (Ochilview Park, 12:00)
Hibernian v Celtic (Ainslie Park, 1pm)
Glasgow City v Spartans (Petershill Park, 2.10pm)

SWPL 2

Hearts v Hutchison Vale (Oriam National Performance Centre, 3.30pm)
FC Kilmarnock v Dundee United (Rugby Park, 3pm)
Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical (Petershill Park, 12:00)
St Johnstone v Glasgow Girls (Tulloch Park, 2pm)

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