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Glasgow City continue to power away at the top of SWPL 1 following an impressive 7-0 victory over Rangers, which maintains their lead of five points.
The game was also a momentous occasion for City captain Leanne Ross as she equalled Suzanne Lappin's all time scoring record for the club when she netted her 231st goal in City colours just after the hour mark. Julie Fleeting was on target twice, with one apiece from Cheryl McCulloch, Clare Shine, Erin Cuthbert and Hayley Lauder.
Hibernian won 6-1 against local rivals Spartans to get their title bid back on track. Lizzie Arnot and Abigail Harrison each scored twice for Hibs, whose other goals came from Sarah Ewens and Lucy Graham, while Michelle Russell netted Spartans' consolation.
Celtic strengthened their position in third by running out 5-0 winners over Aberdeen, who remain worryingly in the bottom two. Five different players were on the scoresheet for Celtic, Alex Middleton giving them the lead before adding further goals through Suzanne Mulvey, Kirsty Howat, Natalie Ross and Abbi Grant.
Stirling University made it two wins in successive weeks and their 1-0 success over Forfar Farmington sees them make up ground on the top half of the table. Rachel Donaldson scored the only goal of the game to take her side closer to safety whilst Forfar remain four points adrift.
Glasgow Girls are back on top of SWPL 2 after winning 2-0 away to Jeanfield Swifts. Lauren Evans settled matters in Glasgow's favour by scoring twice, either side of half time.
Previous leaders Hearts are back in second place following a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hutchison Vale in their local derby. Ashley Fish scored the only goal of the game to dent Hearts' promotion challenge and keep Hutchie's own hopes alive.
Hamilton Academicals narrowed the gap on Hearts to two points after goals from Katherine Jaycock and Deborah McLeod earned them a 2-1 victory away to Buchan Ladies.
The two teams at the foot of the table met each other and it was Inverness City who ran out 5-1 winners over Queen's Park, lifting themselves above the Spiders and closer towards the safety zone.
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