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Hibernian narrowed the gap on SWPL 1 leaders Glasgow City to five points after they scored six times without reply against Rangers.
Hibs got off to a flying start with Lucy Graham opening the scoring with a minute on the clock and Abigail Harrison quickly scored a second. An own goal increased the lead before Graham netted her second and Joelle Murray scored a fifth before the interval. Heather Richards joined them on the scoresheet during the second half to round off her side's biggest win of the season.
Celtic consolidated themselves in third place by winning 3-2 away to Forfar Farmington. Kirsty Howat gave Celtic a first half lead but after the break, Jade McLaren and Tori Sousa both scored to turn matters in Forfar's favour. Chloe Craig levelled matters once again from the penalty spot and Suzanne Mulvey gave Celtic the points with a late winner.
Aberdeen picked up a much needed second victory of the season and did so in style, 4-0 against Spartans. Nikki Smith put the Dons in front midway through the first half and Cheryl Anderson added a second before half time from the penalty spot. Smith went on to find the net twice more after the break to register a hat-trick and move her side to within two points of her opponents.
On Monday night, Glasgow City restored their lead of eight points with an 8-1 victory over Stirling University. Erin Cuthbert and Julie Fleeting each scored twice for City along with Joanne Love, Savannah McCarthy, Hayley Lauder and Brogan Hay. Nicole Pullar grabbed a consolation for Stirling.
Hamilton Academical kept hold of the leadership of SWPL 2 by scoring eleven times without reply past Inverness City. MT McGuiness led the scoring for the Accies with a hat-trick and there were doubles from Lori Gardner, Mhairi Lyle and Gillian Inglis, with Amy McCafferty and Lauren Kerr completing the tally.
Glasgow Girls made sure of keeping pace with Hamilton, thanks to a 2-0 success away to Hutchison Vale. Both of their goals came during the first half, Lauren Coleman putting them in front with Lauren Evans adding the second.
Hearts remain one point behind the leading duo in third place following their 4-1 victory over Buchan Ladies. Ashley Carse netted two of the goals and there was one apiece from Louise Moultray and Rachel Walkingshaw.
Jeanfield Swifts follow on in fourth after recording the biggest win of the day, 13-0 over Queen's Park. Danni McGinley was on target four times and Jade McDonald weighed in with a hat-trick, Eilidh McIntyre netted twice and they were joined on the scoresheet by Nicola Martin, Erin Thatcher, Emma MacLean and Alex Fox.
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