SWPL: Glasgow City beat Hibernian to move six points clear

Ruesha Littlejohn takes on Kirsty Smith
Glasgow City's Ruesha Littlejohn takes on Hibs' Kirsty Smith

A Sarah Crilly header and an own goal Emma Brownlie gave Glasgow City a 2-0 win over Hibernian Ladies to move six points clear at the top of the Scottish Womens Premier League.

Rangers Ladies took full advantage of Hibs' slip to leapfrog them into second place with a 3-1 win over Forfar Farmington.

Elsewhere Celtic women moved into fourth after a 6-0 win over Spartans.

And Aberdeen Ladies were 3-1 winners away to Stirling University.

Hamilton's New Douglas Park was a home away from home for Glasgow City as they welcomed the visit of last season's closest challengers Hibs in the first head to head of the season between Scotland's big two.

City took the lead when Fiona Brown was given the chance to run at Claire Williamson and went past her with ease; before cutting back for Julie Fleeting.

The former Scotland striker couldn't get a touch on the ball but the unfortunate Brownlie knocked it past her own goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

Substitutes can change games and when Crilly came on for Littlejohn it didn't take her long to have a massive impact on the match.

Within minutes of Crilly's arrival, Brown went surging down the left and sent an inch-perfect cross for Crilly, the smallest player on the park, who rose and sent a header into the back of the net.

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