Trio overtake Scottish Women’s Championship leaders

Renfrew won at Ayr United to leapfrog SWC leaders
Renfrew won at Ayr United to leapfrog leaders Livingston. (Russel Hutcheson | SportPix for SWF)

Vital victories for Rossvale, Renfrew and Hutchison Vale saw them leapfrog Livingston at the top of the Scottish Women’s Championship table.

Goals by Kirsten Treanor and a trialist were enough to inflict Livingston’s first defeat of the season in Glasgow, after the Lionesses equalised Rachel Ashe’s opener through a deft header by Ashley Fish.

A goal by Ayr United’s Rachel Scott was not enough to pin back Renfrew, who ran out 3-1 winners in Cumnock. For the third week in a row, Hutchison Vale came from behind to beat Dryburgh Athletic comfortably 5-1 in Wester Hailes, while Greenock Morton managed to beat Inverness Caley Thistle 2-1 in a tight game in the Highlands and stop their recent losing streak.

Naomi Lind (5) of Westdyke and Marya Iqbal (8) of Giffnock SC battle for the ball. (Stephen Dobson / Sportpix)

Emma Mitchell scored the SWF league One’s first hat trick of the season at Meadowbank, as all the League One pace-setters scored big to open up a gap at the top of the table. Both Falkirk and FC Edinburgh racked up commanding 8-0 victories and Westdyke put five past Giffnock SC with no reply.

A nine-goal thriller at Ochilview saw Jude Connolly snatch all three points for Stenhousemuir, after it looked certain to looked certain Sammy Hyett had secured a point at 4-4 for Edinburgh Caledonia.

Elsewhere, St Mirren claimed an important three points and climbed to sixth, with a 3-1 victory at BSC Glasgow and Grampian Ladies continued their goalscoring form with a 7-0 victory at home against Dundee West.

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