SWPL round-up: Rangers beat Glasgow Metropolis, Celtic thrash Hearts and Hibernian win | Soccer Information

Rangers moved to inside three factors of the highest of the SWPL after a dramatic 2-1 win over Glasgow Metropolis at Petershill Park.

The consequence means Glasgow Metropolis have suffered back-to-back defeats after going and not using a loss all season earlier than Sunday.

The opening purpose got here halfway by way of the primary half. Former Glasgow Metropolis defender, Rachel McLauchlan, with a composed end after the ball broke completely for her contained in the field from a Claire Walsh deal with.

With Metropolis pushing for an equaliser, it will definitely got here with 87 minutes on the clock. Bea Prades’ free-kick was completely positioned for Jenna Clark to go dwelling her eighth purpose within the league.

Many had stated {that a} victory was important for Rangers to keep up their hopes of retaining the title. With 4 minutes performed of harm time, one other former Metropolis participant would restore their lead.

Kirsty Maclean battled in midfield earlier than enjoying a superbly weighted move for Kirsty Howat. The ahead proceeded to take the ball handed the outrushing Lee Gibson earlier than slotting into the empty web.

The hole between the highest three sides is now simply three factors with Glasgow Metropolis’s lead minimize considerably after two defeats on the bounce. Each side compete within the Scottish Cup this weekend earlier than Glasgow Metropolis face Partick Thistle and Rangers host Coronary heart of Midlothian.

Coronary heart of Midlothian 0-6 Celtic

Celtic made surprisingly mild work of Hearts as they moved to inside two factors of Glasgow Metropolis on the high of the desk. After an essential victory on Sunday, the away facet continued their wonderful type of their bid to win the SWPL title for the primary time of their historical past.

Three completely different goalscorers put the Glasgow facet forward after 33 minutes, beginning with their joint high goalscorer Jacynta Galabadaarachchi. Jacynta then turned supplier for Chloe Craig who headed dwelling from the nook and the ultimate purpose of the half got here from Natasha Flint after good work from fellow ahead Package Loferski.

The Glasgow facet elevated their spectacular purpose distinction with an additional three targets within the second interval at hand Hearts their heaviest defeat of the season. Amy Gallacher scored twice inside two minutes together with an outstanding second to place Celtic in cruise management and take her tally to fifteen within the league alongside Jacynta. Loferski rounded off the scoring, getting her first purpose for Celtic after signing lower than a month in the past.

With Rangers’ victory over Glasgow Metropolis, Celtic are actually simply two factors from the highest of the desk and host Hibernian of their subsequent league match. Hearts might be seeking to bounce again within the Edinburgh derby this Saturday at Easter Highway, reside on Sky Sports activities.

Hibernian 3-1 Partick Thistle

Hibernian fought again from being 1-0 right down to ultimately defeat Partick Thistle and transfer 4 factors clear in fifth.

The opening purpose got here after half an hour by way of the Jag’s Cara Henderson. Rachel Donaldson floated the ball to the again submit the place Henderson was available to attain her eighth purpose within the league.

It took solely a minute of the second half for Hibs to equalise by way of Katie Lockwood. The January signing taking the ball down the road earlier than slotting into the underside nook after changing the injured Kirsty Morrison with half-hour performed.

Lockwood then put the Hibees in entrance with simply over 1 / 4 of an hour remaining. Eilidh Adams headed on to the bar and Lockwood was available to fireplace within the rebound for her fifth purpose within the SWPL. With simply minutes remaining, Hibs rounded off the scoring with Brooke Nunn getting her first purpose for the membership.

Partick Thistle are actually 4 factors behind Hibs and stay sixth forward of their subsequent match towards Glasgow Metropolis. Hibernian are actually eight factors behind Edinburgh rivals Hearts who they face on Saturday at Easter Highway, reside on Sky Sports activities.

Motherwell 4-0 Glasgow Ladies

Motherwell strengthened their grip on seventh within the Park’s Motor Group SWPL with a snug victory at Fir Park.

Jemma Hughes opened the scoring after seven minutes, controlling the ball contained in the field earlier than twisting to complete, with Chelsie Watson doubling their benefit after rising highest from a free-kick halfway by way of the primary half.

The ultimate purpose of the half got here with simply minutes remaining by way of Glasgow Metropolis loanee, Niamh Noble. Carla Boyce pressured the preliminary save by Shannon Burgeon however she could not maintain the shot, leaving a simple tap-in.

Hughes rounded off the scoring on 72 minutes together with her second of the sport as Noble’s cross was completely positioned for the volleyed end.

The Ladies of Metal are actually 5 factors away from Spartans, although the Edinburgh facet have a sport in hand. Glasgow Ladies stay backside of the desk and can be relegated on Sunday if Hamilton Academical defeat Spartans.

Dundee United 3-4 Aberdeen

Aberdeen moved themselves eight factors away from the relegation play-off spot within the SWPL after a dramatic victory over Dundee United.

With 28 minutes performed Bayley Hutchison obtained the opener earlier than the Dons’ lead was doubled by Millie Urquhart simply two minutes later.

Earlier than the break, Dundee United halved the deficit by way of Dani McGinley together with her twelfth purpose within the league. The Tangerines had been then stage simply three minutes after the restart with Leigha Dobbins sending her effort straight into the highest nook.

The Dons had been behind for barely over 1 / 4 of an hour, Urquhart restoring their lead with 63 minutes performed. But once more, United fought again and the scores had been stage lower than 10 minutes later as Jade McLaren completed off McGinley’s cross.

With lower than 5 minutes remaining within the match, Hutchison doubled her tally and located the eventual winner together with her fifth purpose in her final 4 video games.

Aberdeen transfer above United into ninth within the league and are actually eight factors away from the relegation play-off. Dundee United stay 5 factors away from Hamilton Academical with the 2 sides assembly on April 30.