/Aberdeen Relegated And Celtic Win Old Firm – SBS SWPL 1 Round-up – 12 Nov 17

Aberdeen Relegated And Celtic Win Old Firm – SBS SWPL 1 Round-up – 12 Nov 17

Aberdeen Relegated

Aberdeen knew they had to avoid defeat against Stirling University to keep their hopes of avoiding the drop alive. And although they were to lose 4-2, they fought back to equalise twice.

Stirling took the lead in the 16th minute through a wonderful solo effort from Rachel Donaldson. However, soon after, Aberdeen equalised through Jo Fraser who reacted quickest to Chloe Logan’s parried save.

Stirling retook the lead after the ball was cleared to Jade Gallon, and her long-shot found the top corner.

Just before the hour mark, Aberdeen once again equalised through Hannah Stewart.

But, in the 73rd minute, Stirling made it 3-2 through another long-range effort from Jade Gallon. Aberdeen would not be able to equalise once again, and Stirling would extend their lead further through Eva Rule.

Hamilton Safe Despite Loss

Hamilton was guaranteed their safety before they kicked off against Spartans and the Edinburgh side would be 3-0 up at half-time.

Spartans took the lead after good midfield play was converted by a wonderful finish from Laura Gavin. They doubled their lead through a 35-yard strike from Simone McMahon.

And then, just before half-time, they scored their third goal through Elena Santoyo-Brown lobbed the keeper.

Celtic Secure Third

Celtic secured third place after winning their first Old Firm game of the season 5-1.

Celtic took the lead in the 28th minute through a Natalie Ross penalty, but Rangers equalised the next minute through Lauren Davidson.

But just before half-time, Celtic retook the lead when Sarah Ewens headed in Heather Richards’ free-kick.

Five minutes into the second half, Celtic got their third through Natalie Ross and then in the 72nd minute, it was Ewens’ turn to score her second goal of the game. Six minutes later, Kirsty Howat made it 5-1.