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Glasgow City continue to stretch the early pace in SWPL 1 after winning 4-2 away to Forfar Farmington.
After City had taken an early lead through Fiona Brown, Tori Sousa levelled the scores shortly afterwards but Nicola Docherty ensured that the reigning Champions were ahead at half time with a powerful strike. Brown headed in her second early after the break but Forfar brought themselves back into the game when Nicola Davidson reduced the arrears. City were to score a decisive fourth midway through the second half and this time Brown turned provider when her cross was headed home by Sarah Crilly.
Hibernian are five points behind in second place, with a game in hand, following their 3-2 victory over Celtic. All of Hibs' goals came during the first half - strikes from Lizzie Arnot, Kirsty Smith and Abigail Harrison putting them three ahead before Celtic pulled a goal back just before half time through Kelly Clark. Kerry Montgomery renewed hopes for Celtic after the break when she further reduced the arrears but Hibernian held on to record their third straight win.
Rangers moved back up into third with a 2-1 win away to Aberdeen. Rhonda Jones gave Rangers a first half lead which was cancelled out after the break by Cheryl Anderson, before Lisa Swanson grabbed a late winner to give her side their second victory in a row.
Spartans recovered from their midweek defeat at the hands of Glasgow City to beat Stirling University 3-1 and go into the top half. Alana Marshall gave Spartans the lead from the penalty spot and Michelle Russell added a second before half time. Lisa Sutherland gave Stirling fresh hope when she pulled a goal back but Russell secured the points for Spartans when she completed her double.
The top of the table clash in SWPL 2 went the way of Hearts who replaced Hamilton Academical as leaders after beating them 3-1. Ashley Carse sent Hearts into an early lead and Rachel Walkingshaw put them two ahead via a penalty after the interval. Mhairi Lyle pulled one back for the Accies shortly afterwards but any hopes of a Hamilton fightback were ended when Brogan Anderson scored late on.
Glasgow Girls are in third place following their 2-1 victory over Inverness City. After Inverness had gone ahead through Jana Brady, Glasgow turned the match around in their favour in the second half to take the points with strikes from Maxine Fury and Lauren Coleman.
Hutchison Vale climbed into the top half on the back of a 2-1 success against Queen's Park, thanks to goals from Fiona Boslem and Kirsty Hanson.
Jeanfield Swifts got back to winning ways with a 7-2 victory over Buchan Ladies. Danni McGinley led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Eilidh MacIntyre weighed in with a brace and Donna Shaw was also on target.
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