Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

A round-up from the Scottish Girls’s Premier League as Rangers keep high with victory at Glasgow Metropolis whereas Celtic thrash rock-bottom Hamilton Academical.

Glasgow Metropolis 0-2 Rangers

Rangers prolonged their hole over Glasgow Metropolis and continued their unbeaten run as Rio Hardy scored twice to safe victory.

As half-time approached, the ball struck the arm of Anna Oscarsson and the referee awarded a penalty to the guests. Hardy stepped up and transformed from the spot as Lee Gibson dived the fitting means however had no probability.

Rangers pushed to increase their lead within the second half, coming shut when a Metropolis clearance fell to Chelsea Cornet, whose shot was saved by Gibson.

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Rio Hardy (left) celebrates after scoring her second for Rangers. Credit score: Colin Poultney/SWPL

Metropolis appeared no nearer to discovering an equaliser with the ultimate whistle approaching. As a substitute, Hardy killed the sport after Gibson’s preliminary save to safe all three factors for her aspect.

Glasgow Metropolis are trying more and more unlikely to retain their title as Rangers at the moment are 11 factors away from them on the high of the desk.

Metropolis have an opportunity to scale back the hole to eight factors as they host Montrose midweek. Subsequent Sunday, Rangers host Montrose whereas Glasgow Metropolis are away to Dundee United.

Hamilton Academical 0-5 Celtic

Celtic ensured they continue to be only a level behind Rangers with a snug away win over bottom-placed Hamilton Academical.

With 20 minutes on the clock, a cross from the left looped in the direction of the again publish the place Caitlin Hayes was ready. She headed in to present Celtic a deserved opener.

The Hoops would finally discover a second as Natalie Ross took the ball into the world, earlier than laying it off to Amy Gallacher to complete from shut vary.

Three additional objectives adopted within the second half as Chloe Craig scored from the penalty spot 5 minutes after the restart with substitutes Nour Imane Addi and Celya Barclais each scoring simply after the hour mark.

The consequence means Hamilton Academical at the moment are 4 factors behind on the foot of the desk and face a difficult away tie at Hearts subsequent Sunday. Celtic host Aberdeen at house as they give the impression of being to keep up their title problem.

Hibernian 2-1 Hearts

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Hibernian have fun their victory over rivals Hearts

Hibernian secured the bragging rights for the second time this season after an thrilling Edinburgh derby victory over Hearts.

A goalless first half noticed the house aspect come closest to opening the scoring when Abbie Ferguson fought her well past a number of Hearts defenders earlier than discovering Michaela McAlonie in area, however the midfielder might solely hearth over.

Hibernian struck first via Jorian Baucom within the 57th minute. Charlotte Parker-Smith spilled a shot to Baucom, who made no mistake in changing the rebound.

Baucom scored her second on the hour mark as a nook discovered the ahead whose looped header went over Parker-Smith and into the underside nook.

With quarter-hour to play, Hearts put themselves again within the sport as former Hibs participant Katie Lockwood headed in on the again publish.

Within the ultimate seconds of the sport, Carly Girasoli nearly secured a late equaliser for Hearts however Katie Fraine managed to cease the ball from crossing the road.

Each side are again in motion subsequent Sunday as Hearts host Hamilton Academical and Hibernian journey to fellow Edinburgh aspect Spartans.

Montrose 1-1 Motherwell

Montrose scraped a draw towards Motherwell with a late penalty to increase the hole between themselves and bottom-placed Hamilton Academical.

Motherwell thought that they had opened the scoring once they had the ball within the internet following a nook, however the referee dominated there had been a foul within the build-up.

The guests had one other dominated out for offside early within the second half earlier than Montrose have been denied by the flag on the hour.

Motherwell lastly discovered the breakthrough within the 74th minute as Kayla Jardine’s nook discovered Chelsie Watson on the again publish, who smashed house.

Montrose stored preventing and with 5 minutes left to play, the house aspect have been awarded a penalty. Louise Brown stepped up and equalised from the spot.

Minutes later, Brown was proven a second yellow card and given her marching orders, however Montrose held on for an necessary level.

Motherwell did not capitalise on their superior variety of possibilities however will likely be hoping to make amends once they host Partick Thistle subsequent Sunday. Montrose have two troublesome fixtures up subsequent as they journey away to Glasgow Metropolis on Wednesday earlier than being away to Rangers on Sunday.

Dundee United 0-1 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle secured a slim win at Dundee United as they returned to fourth place.

The Jags opened the scoring with solely 20 minutes on the clock as Rachel Donaldson discovered the web with a incredible strike from vary.

After a Thursday night time journey to Aberdeen, it means back-to-back victories for Brian Graham’s aspect who’re six factors away from Aberdeen with 9 video games left to play earlier than the break up.

Dundee United host reigning SWPL champions Glasgow Metropolis on Sunday whereas Partick Thistle are away to Motherwell.

Aberdeen 2-1 Spartans

Aberdeen maintained their push in the direction of the highest half of the desk as they secured an necessary three factors towards Spartans.

Bayley Hutchison opened the scoring for the Dons as she discovered the highest nook from a troublesome angle for her sixth objective within the final three league matches.

Shortly after, a cross from the fitting discovered Hannah Stewart, who put slotted previous the goalkeeper to double their lead.

As the primary half got here to an finish, Spartans had a objective disallowed because it was dominated to be offside and the match was paused by the referee whereas Spartans’ Rebecca Galbraith needed to be handled for an extended interval.

Spartans put stress on the Dons for lots of the second half however solely discovered a comfort objective within the dying minutes of the sport. Hannah Jordan’s cross discovered Caley Gibb, who headed into the underside nook.

Aberdeen at the moment are simply two factors behind Hearts of their top-six bid whereas Spartans are solely two factors above the relegation play-off spot.

Spartans host Edinburgh rivals Hibernian subsequent whereas Aberdeen journey to Celtic.

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