The Scottish Girls’s Premier League prime two couldn’t be separated as Glasgow Metropolis and leaders Rangers drew 1-1 at Petershill Park.
Glasgow Metropolis – who misplaced the title to Rangers final season – went into the sport behind their rivals on purpose distinction, with either side having claimed 9 wins from 9 up to now this season.
After a tense first half it was Metropolis who opened the scoring as Lauren Davidson, along with her 14th purpose this season in all competitions, fired dwelling from the spot after Emily Whelan was introduced down within the field.
It was the primary time Rangers had conceded in home competitors this season however that didn’t faze Malky Thomson’s aspect who drew degree by a penalty of their very own.
Kaela McCoy was introduced down by Bea Prades Insa, and up stepped Tessel Middag, who despatched Lee Gibson the mistaken means.
Rangers pushed for a winner with Lisa Martinez heading in opposition to the bar from Middag’s free-kick earlier than Kirsty Howat’s cross flashed throughout the face of purpose.
Regardless of each golf equipment seeing their 100 per cent data come to an finish within the league, Rangers stay prime forward of an Outdated Agency conflict in opposition to Celtic, whereas Metropolis will hope to beat Glasgow rivals Partick Thistle and transfer prime if different outcomes go their means.
Celtic 3-0 Coronary heart of Midlothian
Celtic returned to successful methods with a snug victory over Coronary heart of Midlothian.
Fran Alonso’s aspect suffered their first defeat of the season by the hands of Glasgow Metropolis of their final sport, dropping them down to 3rd within the desk and confronted Hearts who went into the tie in fourth, six factors behind the Hoops.
Nevertheless, there was no shock in retailer as Natalie Ross performed in former Hibernian participant Amy Gallacher, who lobbed Charlotte Parker-Smith to place Celtic forward after 16 minutes.
Simply minutes earlier than half-time Celtic’s lead was doubled as Olivia Ferguson headed dwelling Lisa Robertson’s cross earlier than Gallacher rounded off the win late on along with her second.
Victory at Broadwood Stadium within the Outdated Agency would see Celtic transfer above Rangers, nevertheless, defeat may see the champions pull 4 factors away from Celtic.
There is a derby in retailer for Hibernian too as they tackle Hearts at Easter Highway in what is ready to be a historic event with the home attendance report set to be smashed.
Greater than 6,500 tickets have already been offered for the fixture which holds the present report.
Hamilton Accies 1-5 Partick Thistle
Partick Thistle got here away emphatic winners in opposition to Hamilton Academical who needed to take care of an early purple card when goalkeeper Chloe Nicolson was sent-off after simply 5 minutes for dealing with outdoors the field to stop Abbie Ferguson from discovering the online.
Thistle scored twice within the first half with Linzi Taylor bravely heading within the opener after 22 minutes from a Freya Macdonald cross earlier than Rachel Donaldson doubled their lead simply 10 minutes later.
Donaldson turned supplier after the restart, crossing in for Ferguson who made it three after which assisted Taylor for her second of the match with lower than an hour performed earlier than Jordan McLintock rounded off the win from the spot.
There was time for a late comfort purpose for Accies as one other penalty, awarded for handball, noticed Megan Quinn rating with three minutes to go.
Partick Thistle stay fifth within the league, one level above Hibs, whereas Accies drop right down to tenth forward of the Lanarkshire derby in opposition to Motherwell.
Motherwell 4-1 Aberdeen
Motherwell climbed as much as seventh within the SWPL after a snug 4-1 win at dwelling to Aberdeen at Ok-Park.
The hosts discovered themselves 3-0 up on the break due to targets from Gill Inglis, Katie Rice, and Kaela McDonald-Nguah.
Regardless of decreasing the deficit with 58 minutes performed by Bailley Collins, the Dons left themselves an excessive amount of work to do and any hopes of a comeback have been over when McDonald-Nguah acquired Motherwell’s fourth.
The end result leaves Motherwell simply three factors behind a top-six place as they go into the Lanarkshire derby in opposition to Hamilton Accies subsequent Sunday.
Aberdeen stay eleventh and with a tenth place end required to ensure SWPL soccer subsequent season, they’ve a five-point hole to make up on Accies and Spartans who’re above them.
Dundee United 2-1 Spartans
Newly promoted Dundee United wanted a late winner to select up an necessary win in opposition to Spartans at Gussie Park.
They needed to come from behind after the guests went 1-0 up earlier than the break when Alana Marshall stabbed the ball dwelling after Fiona McNicoll spilled a cross.
Nevertheless, simply earlier than the hour mark United discovered the equaliser as Cassie Cowper’s free-kick was chested down by Danni McGinley, with the ball falling into the trail of Tammy Harkin whose effort discovered its well beyond Rachel Harrison.
With 90 minutes gone, it regarded destined to complete all sq., however Cowper and McGinley had different concepts because the pair lined up once more and it was the latter who this time fired dwelling within the 91st minute to seal a dramatic win.
Dundee United climb as much as eighth, six factors above the relegation play-off spot and one place above Spartans who drop to ninth forward of their subsequent match in opposition to Glasgow Girls.
Glasgow Girls 0-6 Hibernian
Sky Sports activities Cup finalists Hibernian boosted their hopes of closing in on the highest 4 with a snug win over Glasgow Girls at New Tinto Park.
Nevertheless, it took till 43 minutes for the opening purpose, after Molly Reeve stored Glasgow Girls degree by saving Nor Mustafa’s penalty.
With one thing particular required to beat Reeve, up stepped Rosie Livingston who discovered the again of the online with an exquisite strike from the sting of the field.
Hibs acquired their second simply minutes later earlier than the break as Eilidh Adams and she or he was on course within the second-half too with an personal purpose and Krystyna Freda’s double rounding off the win.
Glasgow Girls stay backside of the desk, nonetheless looking for their first factors of the season.
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