Rangers power ahead at top
Rangers continue to stretch the pace in Park’s Motor Group SWPL 1 as a six-goal victory against Hearts kept them two points ahead.
Kirsty Howat and Ciara Grant put them two ahead inside the opening ten minutes, before Megan Bell netted a goal in each half and Lizzie Arnot and Brogan Hay completed the scoring.
Glasgow City also won 6-0 against Hamilton Academical to stay on Rangers’ heels, they also made a flying start with three early goals. Mairead Fulton, Tyler Dodds and Hayley Lauder all netted early on before Fulton - with a second penalty - Clare Shine and Ode Fulutudilu added further goals in the second half.
Celtic ran out 4-0 winners over Hibernian to increase the gap between the two teams. Clarissa Larisey put them in front in the opening minute and Olivia Chance made it two before half time, with Celtic doubling their lead after the break through Jodie Bartle and Chloe Warrington.
Aberdeen and Spartans occupy the next two positions after their meeting finished in a 1-1 draw. Both goals came in the second half, Bayley Hutchison giving Aberdeen the lead five minutes after the restart and Robyn McCafferty earning Spartans a point on the day - their ninth draw in the league this season.
The points were also shared in the important clash between Motherwell and Partick Thistle as the sides battled out a 3-3 draw in a see-saw battle. Partick raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Cara McBrearty and Linzi Taylor but Motherwell hit back strongly, Kaela McDonald-Nguah and Gill Inglis scoring either side of half time and McDonald-Nguah then netting a second to put them ahead for the first time. Partick levelled again through Teigan McCann to earn a point which edges them, and Motherwell, a point further away from the bottom two.
SWPL 2 title winners Dundee Utd further hammered home their advantage by winning 3-0 at second placed Glasgow Women. Tammy Harkin gave them the lead early in the second half and they went on to seal the points with Robyn Smith and Rachel Todd also getting on the scoresheet.
Boroughmuir Thistle moved level on point with Glasgow Women by beating Stirling University 5-1. Beth MacLeod scored an early brace with Emma Lyons replying, before second half goals from Fiona Gibson, Maria Torrente and Hannah Davie wrapped up the win for Thistle.
St Johnstone maintained their good recent form with a 4-2 victory against Queen’s Park. Hannah Clark and Ellie Cowie gave them a two-goal lead inside the opening quarter hour but the Spiders staged a comeback with Abby Callaghan and Rachel Connor levelling the scores. Alex Robson put St Johnstone back in front with ten minutes remaining and Alix Moodie secured the win with the fourth goal, from the penalty spot.