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Glasgow City put the frustrations of a midweek draw against Stirling University behind them to beat Hamilton Academical 3-0 and return to the top of the Scottish Building Society Scottish Women's Premier League.
With Hibernian playing their delayed SSE Scottish Women's Cup tie, a win was needed to return City to the top and a double from defender Lauren McMurchie, plus a Leanne Ross penalty, saw them move a point ahead at the top but Hibs now possess a game in hand.
Spartans are back up into third again, following their 2-1 win away to Aberdeen whose worries continue. In a windswept match, Alana Marshall scored a goal in each half to seal a result which takes the Edinburgh side up to the top three on goal difference.
They move above Stirling University who picked up a point for the second time in a matter of days, this time after sharing a 1-1 draw with Rangers. All of the drama of the match was contained during injury time with a goalless draw looking inevitable until Nicole Pullar looked to have given Stirling the points. However, Rangers were not finished and a minute later, Lauren Davidson headed home from a corner to earn them a share of the spoils.
Forfar Farmington further strengthened their position at the top of SWPL 2 with a 1-0 success away to third placed Glasgow Girls. Danni McGinley scored the only goal of the game, six minutes before half time, to see her side extend their lead to a commanding eight points.
Motherwell extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches but lost a little ground on leaders Forfar as they were held to a 1-1 draw by East Fife, despite scoring through Suzanne Grant.
Jeanfield Swifts leapfrogged Hearts into fourth place after beating them 3-1 at McDiarmid Park. Laura Dunn gave Jeanfield the lead from the penalty spot and Eilidh McIntyre added a second after the break. Ashley Carse pulled a goal back for Hearts but Ellie Cowie made the points safe for Jeanfield just afterwards.
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale closed in on the top half by winning 3-1 against Buchan Ladies. All of EUHV's goals came during the first half, Anna Hume giving them an early lead before they went on to add further strikes through Leanne Forker and Beth McLeod.
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