from Tom Freeman (27/2/23)
Above: Inverness Caledonian Thistle celebrate during their win at Rossvale. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Kelly Neilson.
Wins for Ayr United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle has tightened the middle of the Scottish Women’s Championship table, while leaders Livingston came from behind to win a narrow victory over Dryburgh Athletic.
Elsewhere in the Scottish Women’s pyramid, both Falkirk and their development side suffered surprise defeats at home.
In Glasgow, Inverness Caledonian Thistle came from behind to win 3-2 against Rossvale to take all three points, leaving the Petershill side in third after Renfrew had won 3-1 against Hutchison Vale in Edinburgh on Friday night.
Ayr United secured their third win in a row with a 2-0 victory at Morton, thanks to Clare Docherty’s 12th league goal of the season and a strike from Lauren Sloan.
SWF League One
There was high drama with promotion hopefuls Falkirk suffering a 5-1 defeat at the Falkirk stadium to St. Mirren. Suzanne Wyatt’s 20th league goal of the season for the home side merely a consolation with the visitors scoring through Ceara Macintyre, Helen McLeod, Jen Caldwell, Francesca Blair, and Maxine Fury.
Also scoring her 20th goal of the campaign was Westdyke’s Kayleigh Traynor, whose side were twice pegged back in a 2-2 draw in the north east derby against Grampian Ladies. After the Falkirk defeat, though, it is a point gained for Westdyke in the promotion race.
League leaders FC Edinburgh brushed aside Gleniffer Thistle 10-0, while Edinburgh Caledonia came back from three goals down to win 6-3 at home against Giffnock Soccer Centre. Airdrie Ladies beat Dundee West 2-0 in the City of Discovery.
Forfar Farmington won the top-of-the-table clash in the North league, putting two past previously unbeaten Glenrothes Strollers without reply.
In the East league, Dunfermline Athletic inflicted a second defeat for Falkirk of the day, beating them 3-1 at the Falkirk stadium. In West, Alloa Athletic leapfrogged Motherwell Development in the table after beating them 4-3 in a tense game, while Dunipace beat West Park United 5-3 in another thriller to remain third.
In South, the Ayrshire derby saw Ayr United Development see off Clark Drive Girls 5-3, while Kilwinning beat Dalbeattie Star 11-0.