Glasgow City on verge of SWPL title after Hibs win

Leanne Ross (left) and Kirsty Smith
Glasgow City's Leanne Ross (left) holds off Hibernian's Kirsty Smith

Glasgow City all but wrapped up their ninth SWPL title in a row with a 2-0 win over closest rivals Hibernian at Albyn Park.

The teams had drawn both of this season's previous league meetings 3-3, but goals from Hayley Lauder and Erin Cuthbert ensured City go six points clear with just two games to play.

City can clinch the title with a point when they host Aberdeen on October 18.

Before then, they face a Champions League double-header with Chelsea.

In addition, both City and Hibs have Scottish Cup semi-finals to contend with next weekend, with the defending champions up against Rangers while Hibs take on Celtic.

Elsewhere in the Scottish Women's Premier League, Celtic defeated Glasgow rivals Rangers 2-0.

Aberdeen went down to a surprise 4-0 defeat at home to Spartans, with Sarah Ewens netting a hat-trick.

Forfar Farmington ensured their Premier League safety with a 5-2 win over Hearts, while Hutchison Vale defeated Hamilton 5-1 and Stirling University were 4-1 winners over Inverness City.

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