#SWPLCup: Celtic Women overcome early scare at Partick Thistle

Aberdeen players celebrate a goal
Aberdeen just gotmthe better of SWPL 2 side Boroughmuir Thistle. (Photo: Stephen Dobson/PSI via Imago)

The SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup kicked off as Celtic came from behind to beat Partick Thistle and Dundee United scored ten against more senior opposition.

Group A: Aberdeen 2-1 Boroughmuir Thistle, Rangers 8-0 Queen’s Park

Group B: Dundee United 10-0 Forfar Farmington, Hibernian 4-0 Kilmarnock

Group C: Glasgow WFC 0-9 Glasgow City, Spartans 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Group D: Hearts 1-0 St Johnstone, Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic

Aberdeen’s Eva Thomson and Francesca Ogilvie gave them a two-goal advantage, Brogan Anderson replying for Boroughmuir Thistle. Rangers romped home 8-0 against Queen’s Park, Jane Ross marking her competitive debut with three goals.

Dundee United thrashed top-flight Forfar Farmington 10-0, three of those goals coming from Danni McGinley. Amy Gallacher scored in either half as Hibernian won 4-0 over Kilmarnock.

Spartans led Hamilton Academical 2-0 at the break with Becky Galbraith getting both but the Accies battled back to draw the match. Jo Love hit a hat-trick as Glasgow City eased to victory in a local derby against SWPL 2 hosts Glasgow Women.

Partick Thistle threatened an upset with an early Tegan McCann goal but Celtic hit back with a Charlie Wellings brace and one from Kathleen McGovern. Hearts edged St Johnstone with the only goal of the game, Lia Tweedie’s early header proving to be enough.

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