By Tim Oliver
Hibernian 1-2 Glasgow City
After Hibernian beat Glasgow City in the SWPL Cup Semi-Final, it was Glasgow City who took the spoils to go top of the SWPL 1 and end Hibs’ 100% start to the season.
City took the lead in the 15th minute through a stunning goal from Noelle Murray after a fantastic strike lobbed Hibs’ keeper Jenna Fife. Thye kept up the pressure and soon doubled their lead after a lovely one-two helped Hayley Lauder to score their second goal.
Hibs came out strongly in the second half and soon pulled a goal back. Siobhan Hunter’s free-kick picked out Rachel Small in the box, and her shot found the bottom corner.
Despite a tense end to the game, Glasgow City secured an impressive and important 2-1 victory.
City move up to first place, whilst Hibernian drop down to second.
Spartans 1-1 Celtic
Spartans continued their highly impressive start to the season as they drew 1-1 with Celtic, the team that beat them in the SWPL Cup Semi-Final.
Celtic took the lead in the first half through Mairead Fulton’s 20-yard strike and went into half-time 1-0 up. However, Spartans showed fantastic spirit to equalise through Zoe Johnstone late on in the second half to secure a hard-fought point.
Spartans remain in third place, two points off first place whilst Celtic remain fourth.
Aberdeen 0-0 Stirling University
Aberdeen and Stirling University played out a goalless draw at Heathryfold Park on Sunday afternoon.
A draw was probably a fair result which keeps both teams in the bottom half of the table.
Chloe Fitzpatrick had a chance which went straight at the goalkeeper and a Donna Paterson header just went over the bar. At the other end, a few Nicole Pullar chances forced Emily Mutch into some good saves and there was nothing to separate the teams.
Aberdeen remain bottom, whilst Stirling move up one place to sixth.
Hamilton Academical 0-4 Rangers
Amy McDonald marked her first game in charge of Rangers with an impressive 4-0 win over Hamilton as they won their second game in a row.
Rangers took the lead in the 35th minute when Claire Adams’ corner picked out Rachel O’Neill who headed the ball into the net. They doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time through Hannah Robertson’s stunning goal, using great strength to hold off a defender before lobbing the keeper.
Chelsie Watson’s header mid-way through the second half made it 3-0 and all-but secured the win.efore the full-time whistle, Rangers scored their fourth as Claire Adams’ chipped the keeper from the edge of the box.
Before the full-time whistle, Rangers scored their fourth as Claire Adams’ chipped the keeper from the edge of the box.
Hamilton drop down to seventh whilst Rangers remain in fifth place, two points off Celtic.
— Rangers Ladies (@RFC_Ladies) May 8, 2017
Glasgow Girls 1-4 Hearts
Hearts beat Glasgow Girls after an impressive performance. Two early goals from Rachel Walkingshaw gave them a superb start, moving into a 2-0 lead after just 17 minutes. Kara Kidd then made it 3-0 in the 35th minute as they took control of the game.
Ashley Carse scored their fourth just before the hour mark and although Lauren Evans pulled a goal back for Glasgow Girls, the gap was far too big for them to mount a comeback.
Hearts leapfrog Glasgow Girls up into second place.
Forfar Farmington 5-0 EUHV
The SWPL 2 leaders Forfar Farmington picked up a massively impressive win over EUHV.
In the 19th minute, they took the lead through Cheryl Kilcoyne and the score would remain 1-0 at half-time.
Their second goal came in the 52nd minute. Julia Scott’s shot hit the post, and then as the away team tried to clear the ball, it deflected off Robyn Smith and into the net. Kirsty Deans’ cross was headed in by Scott to make it 3-0 before Kayleigh Noble headed in their fourth after Robyn Smith’s cross had hit the crossbar.
Late on, Megan McCarthy’s powerful header sealed a mightily impressive 5-0 victory for Forfar Farmington.
Forfar Farmington regain a three-point lead at the top of the table, whilst EUHV drop into seventh and the relegation zone.
— Forfar Farmington FC (@Farmington_FC) May 7, 2017
Jeanfield Swifts 3-0 East Fife
Jeanfield Swifts picked up a crucial win as they beat East Fife 3-0.
Jeanfield took the lead in the 15th minute through Eilidh McIntyre’s stunning finish, before she scored her second goal after a great piece of play between Leah Fleming and Jade McDonald.
Jade McDonald scored from just inside the six-yard box in the 68th minute to secure a 3-0 win.
Jeanfield moves out of the relegation zone and into fifth place. East Fife remains bottom of the SWPL 2.
Motherwell 4-1 Buchan
Motherwell picked up a third win in a row, as they beat Buchan 4-1. They move up into fourth place whilst Buchan drop down to sixth.