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Hibernian took the opening day honours in the Scottish Women's Premier League when they won 7-1 away to Forfar Farmington.
The home side did take an early lead through Laura Parsley but Joelle Murray equalised four minutes later and then Caroline Heron put Hibs in front against her former club. Kirsty Smith and Susan Fairlie then extended their advantage leading into the half time break. Elizabeth Arnot added the next from long range in the opening minute of the second half and Fairlie went on to round off the scoring late on with two further strikes, one from the penalty spot, to complete her hat-trick.
Inverness City meanwhile returned to the league with a 6-0 victory over Buchan Ladies. Sarah Main put them in front early on and Kirsty Deans added a second. Rachel McKenzie made it three early in the second half with Deans completing her brace and Natalie Bodiam scored twice late on to wrap up a good day for the newly promoted side.
Celtic got off to an impressive start, running out 5-0 winners away to Aberdeen. Abigail Harrison ensured that the Hoops and she went on to bag a hat-trick in total. Julie Fleeting also got on the scoresheet and an own goal finished off the scoring.
Champions Glasgow City began their defence of the title with a hard fought 3-1 win against newly promoted Queen's Park. An early goal by Caitlin O'Hara got Queen's Park off the perfect start but a Joanne Love strike levelled matters, Eilish McSorley headed City in front for the first time and Suzanne Lappin secured the points through a superbly struck volley.
Rangers opened up with a successful trip to Hutchison Vale, earning themselves a 3-1 victory. Erin Cuthbert gave them a first half lead and Natalie Ross scored the second on the stroke of half time. Amanda Traynor put Rangers further ahead before the home side grabbed a late consolation.
Spartans also made it a winning start as they defeated Hamilton Academicals 2-1. In a game watched by Scotland Head Coach Anna Signeul, Kerry Montgomery gave Spartans a first half lead which was cancelled out straight away by Clare Gemmell. The game was settled midway through the second half when Sarah Ewens netted the winning goal for Spartans from the penalty spot.
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