SWPL: Celtic stay top as Rangers score seven ahead of first Old Firm

Celtic host Rangers in the first Old Firm game of the season next week.

SWPL roundup: Celtic stay top of league as Rangers score seven ahead of first Old Firm SNS Group

Celtic Women have consolidated their position at the top of the SWPL as they keep up their 100% winning start with victory over Partick Thistle.

However Rangers stay two points behind their city rivals with a 7-0 win over Hibernian at Ibrox on Sunday just a week before the first Old Firm game of the season.

Current champions Glasgow City also secured three points with a hard fought 3-2 victory at Aberdeen with all 12 teams in league action.

A first half goal from teenage Spanish star Paula Partido Duran put the Hoops in front in the game played at Petershill Park.

American Murphy Agnew doubled the lead before Chloe Craig sealed a 3-0 win over the Jags.

Four goals from Kirsty Howat capped a dominant performance for Rangers at the home of the men’s team with Rio Hardy, captain Kathryn Hill and Megan Bell also on the scoresheet as the Edinburgh side were put to the sword.

A double from Brenna Lovera and a Kinga Kozak strike helped City come back from 2-1 down against the Dons at the Balmoral Stadium after goals from Eva Thomson and Hannah Stewart.

Meanwhile fourth placed Hearts got the best of a seven goal thriller with a 4-3 win over Spartans in Edinburgh and Motherwell beat Dundee United 6-0 at East Kilbride’s K-Park stadium.

A 1-1 draw between Hamilton and Montrose completed the full top-flight fixture card on Sunday.

Next week sees Glasgow’s big two come head to head for the first time this season with both teams still undefeated.

Celtic will host the game at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium with the chance to go five points clear after eleven games.

A win for Rangers will see them take top spot in the league as they look to recapture the title they won for the first time in 2022.

The Hoops lost last season’s title in the final minutes of the campaign despite beating Hearts after a late Glasgow City winner against Rangers at Ibrox.

It was however a memorable day of record crowds with both Celtic Park and Ibrox hosting the title deciders as all three Glasgow sides went into the game with hopes of claiming the title.

SWPL results in full

Rangers 7-0 Hibernian

Aberdeen 2-3 Glasgow City

Spartans 3-4 Hearts

Hamilton 1-1 Montrose

Motherwell 6-0 Dundee United

Partick Thistle 0-3 Celtic

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