Aberdeen and Glasgow City among SWPL winners

Glasgow City celebrate a goal against Spartans

Aberdeen leapfrogged Celtic to move into fifth in the Scottish Women's Premier League after defeating Rangers 2-1.

Nicky Wright put the Dons ahead in the second half before Rangers forward Hayley Cunningham levelled the score with eight minutes remaining.

Aberdeen's Susan Murray struck the winner in the final stages of the match to ensure Rangers suffered their fourth consecutive SWPL defeat.

League leaders Glasgow City showed no signs of suffering a Champions League hangover as they disposed of Spartans with a fine 8-1 win in their first match

An opening goal from City's Suzanne Lappin was soon cancelled out by Spartans' Alana Marshall, before Lappin went on to hit a hat-trick.

Further goals from Sarah Crilly, Jo Love, Eilish McSorley, Danni Pagliarulo and Ruesha Littlejohn ensured City remain on course for their seventh successive Premier League title.

Second-placed Hibernian came back from behind to ensure a share of the spoils against Celtic. Heather Richards put the Hoops ahead before Hibs centre-half Siobhan Hunter fired home the equaliser.

In the bottom half of the League, Forfar and Hamilton drew 2-2 with Cheryl McCulloch and Caroline Richardson on target for Accies and Caroline Heron and Aimee Godfrey finding the net for Forfar.

Falkirk look to be heading for relegation as they were thumped 8-0 by Buchan and sit five points adrift at the bottom of the table. Doubles from Hannah Stewart, Lydia Johnston and Leanne Reid along with goals from Julie Reid and Shelley Sutherland gave Buchan the impressive win.

Kilwinning also suffered defeat, going down 6-2 to Hutchison Vale with Laura Gavin netting a hat-trick for the Edinburgh side.

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