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#SBSSWPL Round-up – 12/11/17

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Glasgow City Seal 11th Title In A Row

A stunning start from Glasgow City helped them beat Hibernian to secure their eleventh title in the row and twelfth overall. Lauren McMurchie’s volley opened the scoring, and then two defensive mistakes from Hibs in two minutes gifted two goals to secure the title.

City’s opener came from a corner when the ball was flicked on to the far post where Lauren McMurchie had the time to set herself, before firing the ball past Fife.

Then Glasgow City doubled their lead and it came through an error from Hibernian. Siobhan Hunter’s clearance went straight to Lauder. Her shot was well parried by Jenna Fife but the ball fell straight to Abbi Grant who was left with a simple finish.

The next minute it was 3-0 and it came from another Hibs error as Ellis Notely was tackled by Lauder, and this time, she gave Fife no chance.

Aberdeen Relegated, Hamilton Safe Despite Loss

Aberdeen knew they had to avoid defeat against Stirling University to keep their hopes of avoiding the drop alive. Although they were to lose 4-2, they fought back to equalise twice.

Stirling took the lead in the 16th minute through a wonderful solo effort from Rachel Donaldson. However, soon after, Aberdeen equalised through Jo Fraser who reacted quickest to Chloe Logan’s parried save.

Stirling retook the lead after the ball was cleared to Jade Gallon, and her long-shot found the top corner. Just before the hour mark, Aberdeen once again equalised through Hannah Stewart.

In the 73rd minute, Stirling made it 3-2 through another long-range effort from Jade Gallon. Aberdeen would not be able to equalise again and Stirling would extend their lead further through Eva Rule.

Hamilton were guaranteed their safety before they kicked off against Spartans and the Edinburgh side would be 3-0 up at half-time.

Spartans took the lead after good midfield play was converted by a wonderful finish from Laura Gavin. They doubled their lead through a 35-yard strike from Simone McMahon.

Then, just before half-time, they scored their third goal through Elena Santoyo-Brown who lobbed the keeper.

Celtic Secure Third

Celtic secured third place after winning their first Old Firm game of the season, 5-1.

Celtic took the lead in the 28th minute through a Natalie Ross penalty, but Rangers equalised the next minute through Lauren Davidson.

Just before half-time, Celtic retook the lead when Sarah Ewens headed in Heather Richards’ free-kick.

Five minutes into the second half, Celtic got their third through Natalie Ross and then in the 72nd minute, it was Ewens’ turn to score her second goal of the game. Six minutes later, Kirsty Howat made it 5-1.

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Champions Win Final Game

Forfar Farmington were presented with the Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 trophy as they beat Jeanfield Swifts 4-0.

Danni McGinley put Forfar 1-0 up mid-way through the first half but it would take until the 71st minute for them to double their lead when Kayleigh Noble converted from Robyn Smith’s cutback.

They would score twice in the next four minutes, with McGinley using her strength to score her second and then Beth Shillitto reacted quickly to tap the ball in after Nicola Davidson’s free-kick was fumbled by Jeanfield’s keeper.

Forfar begin their preparations for the top flight whilst Jeanfield finish the season in fifth place.

Glasgow Girls Secure Second

Glasgow Girls hosted Motherwell, knowing that if they avoided defeat they would finish the season in second place and they came away with a 3-0 win.

Gillian Sloey put Glasgow Girls in front in the 30th minute, and the score would remain 1-0 at half-time.

A minute into the second half, Kirsty MacDonald doubled their lead and five minutes later, Lauren Evans secured the win.

EUHV Triumph In The Edinburgh Derby

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale (EUHV) beat Hearts 2-1 in an epic Edinburgh derby.

EUHV took the lead in the 37th minute when Margaux Durand-Watson set up Beth MacLeod who fired the ball into the back of the net. Anna Hume looked like she had made the win safe when she doubled their lead in the 75th minute.

However, five minutes later, Hearts pulled a goal back and then they won a penalty. Unfortunately for Hearts, it was brilliantly saved by Charlotte Parker-Smith’s left foot.

The result means that EUHV finish the season in fourth, two places above Hearts.

East Fife Win Battle Of Relegated Teams

Buchan hosted East Fife and whilst both sides were already relegated, the winner would finish the season in seventh.

Buchan went 2-0 up, but East Fife fought back in the second half to win 4-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Teri Skivington and a goal from Liz Corke.

Written by
Tim Oliver
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