Scottish Weekend Review

Tom Freeman provides a round-up of all the action beneath the top two tiers of the Scottish game (26/9/22).

Above: Lots to celebrate for Renfrew after they won the battle between two of the Championship’s top sides at Rossvale. Photo: Eddie McDowell.

Giffnock, Westdyke, FC Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Caledonia have progressed in the Championship and League One Cup after recording victories in the first round.

Giffnock beat Airdrie Ladies at home 4-1, Westdyke won 4-0 at Gleniffer Thistle, FC Edinburgh saw off St. Mirren at Meadowbank and Edinburgh Caledonia beat BSC Glasgow 3-0 at Meggetland.

The sides will now face Grampian Ladies, Dundee West, Morton, and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in round two respectively.

In the battle for the top of the Women’s Championship, Renfrew Ladies claimed the initiative with a hugely impressive 5-0 victory against Rossvale in Glasgow, putting the Lanarkshire club clear ahead in the table for the first time this season.

Above: Iona MacArthur, who netted for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in only her second senior start as they went down 2-1 to Livingston. Photo: ICTWFC.

In a hard-fought match in the Highlands, Livingston beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-2 with goals from Mason, Hendry, and Dodds.

Jacqui Seagrave rescued a point for Morton with a late equaliser to make it 3-3 against a Dryburgh Athletic side who had looked in control for much of the game.

And Ayr United capitalised on Hutchison Vale losing a player to a red card to run out 5-2 winners at Oriam, with captain Clare Docherty grabbing a first-half brace after the sides had traded penalties, and Taysum also grabbing a brace in the second half. 

In the day’s only Women’s League One fixture, Jude Connolly secured an impressive 3 points on the road for Stenhousemuir with a brace against a Grampian Ladies team with a formidable home record, her second goal coming after Sarah Stout had levelled for Grampian.

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