Scottish Weekend Wrap

from Tom Freeman (13/3/23)

Above: Dryburgh Athletic and Rossvale battle for possession (yellow and red) in the SWF Championship Photo: Kelly Neilson.

SWF Championship

Leaders Livingston held their nerve to defeat in-form Ayr United 5-1 in Cumnock, with goals from Beth McKay (2), Ashley Elizabeth, Jess Murphy, and Shannon Mulligan.

Rossvale and Renfrew picked up wins against Dryburgh and Inverness Caledonian Thistle respectively, while Hutchison Vale captain Angyl Learmonth scored twice to peg back Morton and remain the top scorer in the league, but the Greenock side came away from the capital with maximum points thanks to an injury-time winner from Lucy Marshall.

SWF League One

Above: Falkirk goalscorers Eva Rule and Suzanne Wyatt celebrating in their game with St. Mirren which saw them come from 3-0 down to win 4-3. Photo: Russel Hutcheson/Sportpix.

The promotion race is hotting up after Falkirk came from 3-0 down to claim all three points against St. Mirren and move back into second in the table.

A last-minute winner from Suzanne Wyatt added to her first and a double from Eva Rule to complete a second-half comeback after the Paisley side had gone ahead through Gemma Dickson and a Maxine Fury brace and looked certain to repeat their victory of the reverse fixture at the Falkirk Stadium a fortnight ago.

Rivals Stenhousemuir also picked up points, beating BSC Glasgow 2-0 to lift them back into fourth. With the northeast derby falling foul on the weather, Falkirk move into second on 43 points, one ahead of Westdyke on 42. Stenhousemuir have 38 while St. Mirren remain on 36.

Above: Celebration time for Airdrie. Photo: Airdrie Ladies.

League leaders FC Edinburgh also saw their game against Gleniffer Thistle postponed. City rivals Edinburgh Caledonia, meanwhile, demolished Giffnock SC to move within a point of sixth-placed Grampian, who they play before the league splits at the end of the month. The top two sides that meet Championship criteria will be automatically promoted at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Airdrie Ladies beat Dundee West 3-2.

Biffa SWFL

Dunipace produced the shock of the day, beating SWFL West leaders Harmony Row 4-2. Dunfermline Athletic won the Fife derby in SWFL East, beating McDermid Ladies 3-0 in Kirkcaldy. The top two clash in North was won by Forfar Farmington, who beat Huntly 4-1 while Glenrothes Strollers got back to winning ways against Dyce 4-0.

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