Glasgow City defeat Celtic to remain top of the SWPL

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Glasgow City remain top of the Premier League following a 3-0 win over Celtic at Petershill Park.

Ruesha Littlejohn's left-footed strike opened the scoring and Lisa Robertson added another before the break.

Littlejohn struck again on 57 minutes to put City further in front to win three vital points.

"I'm delighted with the performance. It's as dominant as we have been all season," said coach Eddie Wolecki-Black.

"The girls obviously had taken a bit of stick last week as many people outwith our club had questioned whether we were still the team to beat.

"I think today we proved that we are a team that still has a lot of football in them, still competitive and still very capable of winning championships.

"To limit a big rival in a very important match to no shots on target and three shots in the entire game, is very pleasing and we used our advantages very well today and I think we were far from predictable."

The only team to match City's start to the campaign has been Hibernian and their impressive form continued with a 10-1 win over Kilwinning.

Scotland youth international Lizzie Arnott netted a hat-trick and doubles from Susan Fairlie and Rachael Walkingshaw along with single strikes from Katey Turner, Caroline Weir and Kirsty Smith ensured a phenomenal result for the capital side.

Kilwinning nabbed a consolation with Clare Docherty netting from the spot, but it was insufficient to prevent their biggest defeat in their first season in the SWPL.

Forfar and Spartans shared the spoils after a battling out a 2-2 at Station Park.

Spartans went in at the interval with a 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from Sarah Ewens, but Forfar fought back with Julia Scott and Caroline Heron both netting to ensure the Angus side secured an important point in the race to secure a top six place at the split.

Ashley McDonald scored her first goal of the season to give Hamilton Accies a vital 1-0 win over Aberdeen, while Buchan and Hutchison Vale finished 2-2 to give the Buchan their first point of the campaign.

Rangers move to third in the table thanks to a 3-0 victory over Falkirk with Natalie Ross, Hayley Cunningham and Leanne Hughes all netting for the Gers.

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