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#SBSSWPL Round-up – 08-09/05/2018

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Stirling University 0-2 Forfar Farmington

Forfar Farmington made it two wins in a row with victory over Stirling University. They followed up their strong performance against Rangers with another clinical display on their travels.

It was 0-0 at the break with torrential rain not helping either side in the first 45 minutes. However, Forfar looked more threatening in the second half and took their chances. Danni McGinley, last seasons SBSSWPL 2 top goalscorer, getting her first goal in the league after 66 minutes after a Caroline Heron flick on.

They wrapped the game up with new signing, Megan Robb, scoring with five minutes left to play. The 18 year old, signed from Dundee United, did well to bring down the cross and fire home from just inside the box.

The result means that Forfar are now level on points with fourth placed Rangers and six points clear of bottom. Stirling remain seventh but are exactly level with Spartans (who have played a game more) on points, goal difference, goals scored, and goals conceded.

Spartans 0-5 Celtic

A dominating first half performance from Celtic was more than enough to seal three points on their travels to Ainslie Park.

Their first three goals came within four minutes. Josephine Giard opening the scoring after 13 minutes, showing good strength and determination to battle through the Spartans defence. Sarah Ewans, who assisted the first, scored a fantastic goal from 30-yards out just two minutes later. Her effort hitting the crossbar before the ball was adjudged to have come down over the line. Then, they got their third a minute later through Rachel Donaldson.

The goals didn’t stop though with Ewans grabbing her brace with 20 minutes played. Giard then matched Ewans’ tally, slamming the ball home from six-yards out.

The result means that Celtic are just two points behind Hibernian and Glasgow City but they have played two more games. Spartans remain sixth but are on the same points, goal difference, goals for, and goals conceded as Forfar in seventh and just two points above Hamilton.

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FC Kilmarnock 2-1 Central Girls FA

FC Kilmarnock made it two wins out of two in the battle between the two newly promoted sides.

It was the away side that opened the scoring. Chelsea McEachran, Player of the Month winner for March, bringing down the ball before driving forward forward and firing into the back of the net. It was a good goal with just 10 minutes on the clock.

However, the away side were made to rue missed chances in the first 45 minutes. FC Kilmarnock equalised just minutes into the second half through a slightly fortunate Clare Docherty goal. They then sealed the win with fifteen minutes left. Sara Paterson converting the penalty.

The result means that FC Kilmarnock keep the gap to Motherwell at five points and are now three points ahead of third placed Hearts. Central Girls remain bottom but are still just two points from safety with both EUHV and Aberdeen losing.

St Johnstone 2-0 Aberdeen

St Johnstone put more misery on Aberdeen, making it their fourth loss in a row.

It was a bright start for the home side, opening the scoring after just five minutes. Jade McDonald with the header from a Laura Dunn corner.

While there was chances for both teams, the Perth outfit secured the win with ten minutes left. Rachel Todd converting the penalty.

The result means that St Johnstone remain fourth but are now level on points with Hearts. Aberdeen also stay in the same position after both teams below them were also defeated.

Motherwell 6-0 Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale

Motherwell put in another high scoring performance with a comfortable win over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale (EUHV).

At Fir Park, the home side were 2-0 at the break with both goals from Caitlin Russell. Further goals in the second half came from a Sammy Hare brace, Suzanne Mulvey, and Megan Burns.

The result means that Motherwell maintain their five point gap at the top while EUHV remain seventh and in the last relegation spot.

Glasgow Girls 2-0 Hearts

Two teams with a great history in this division went head-to-head with Glasgow Girls continuing their great form.

They opened the scoring with 20 mintues played through Katie Hay. With five minutes left, Abbey Molyneux doubled their lead to secure all three points.

The result means that Glasgow Girls remain fifth but are now seven points clear of the relegation zone. Hearts drop down to third and are level on points with St Johnstone and one ahead of Glasgow Girls.

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