SWPL top three move nine points clear of the rest

Dundee United's matchwinner Robyn Smith
Robyn Smith scored Dundee United’s winner against Hamilton Academical. (Photo: Alex Todd/SPP)

Rangers, Celtic and Glasgow City made it six straight wins in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, while Spartans and Dundee United moved up.SWPL1

Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic
Dundee United 3-2 Hamilton Academical
Glasgow City 2-0 Hearts
Glasgow Women 1-8 Partick Thistle
Rangers 4-0 Motherwell
Spartans 2-2 Hibernian

Rangers ran out 4-0 winners over Motherwell to remain top on goal-difference, Lizzie Arnot’s opener added to after the break by Kirsty Howat, Brogan Hay and Kayla McCoy.

Celtic got all three goals at Aberdeen, Clarissa Larisey putting them in front but it was a while before Jacynta Galabadaarachchi and Lucy Ashworth-Clifford sealed the points.

Glasgow City saw off Hearts with Jenna Clark’s early effort added to in the second half by Lauren Davidson.

Spartans are fifth following a derby draw with Hibernian, Becky Galbraith giving them the lead, Nor Mustafa and Liana Hinds turning the game around for Hibs but Alana Marshall quickly levelling with a free kick.

Dundee United moved into the top half when coming from behind to edge Hamilton 3-2, Danni McGinley and Robyn Smith both scoring just after the hour mark.

Partick Thistle’s first win came 8-1 at basement side Glasgow Women, where Jordan McLintock hit a first-half hat-trick.


Boroughmuir Thistle 0-0 East Fife
Gartcairn 1-0 St Johnstone
Kilmarnock 1-1 Stirling University
Queen’s Park 0-1 Montrose

Gartcairn went top on goal-difference after defeating St Johnstone in the clash of the leading pair, Dionne Brown heading home on 55 minutes for the newcomers.

Montrose won by a similar margin at Queen’s Park, Erin Henderson finding the net in the first half.

Kilmarnock drew with Stirling University thanks to a late lob from substitute Mary Jackson, that cancelled out Shana McPhail’s headed goal.

East Fife got off the mark with a goalless game at Boroughmuir Thistle.

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