from Tom Freeman (20/3/23)
Above: Celebrations for Renfrew as they hit back to beat Rossvale in the battle between the second and third-placed sides in the SWF Championship. Photo: Sportpix.
A second-half comeback by Renfrew Ladies to beat Rossvale at home has narrowed the gap with Scottish Women’s Championship leaders Livingston to ten points.
A goal from in-form Sinead Macleod and a free kick from Morgan Graham saw the Renfrew side take maximum points from their Glasgow rivals, who had gone ahead through a first-half goal from Morgan Anderson in a fiercely competitive game in the race for promotion to the SWPL 2.
The side which finishes top of the Championship will get automatic promotion, while the side which finishes second will enter a playoff with the side finishing second bottom of SWPL 2. Renfrew Ladies are currently second on 45 points with Rossvale four behind on 41, although the Glasgow side has a game in hand.
Elsewhere, doubles from Kayleigh Mackenzie and Rhea Hossack helped Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Morton convincingly 7-2 in Port Glasgow, while Ayr United beat Hutchison Vale 2-1.
SWF League One
Westdyke secured an important away victory over in-form Edinburgh Caledonia in the capital, with goals from Bethany Cochrane and Georgia Park in a 2-0 win which keeps the northeast side in third behind promotion rivals Falkirk with a game in hand. The Bairns completed a 6-1 victory over Airdrie Ladies which saw veteran striker Suzanne Wyatt score her 24th and 25th league goals of the campaign for Falkirk, while Stenhousemuir won the battle for fourth with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at home to St. Mirren. League leaders FC Edinburgh won comfortably 4-0 against Grampian Ladies, while Giffnock SC enjoyed a goal spree in Dundee, beating Dundee West 10-0.
Bonnyrigg Rose returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 10-0 victory over McDermid Ladies in East while in West, Clydebank beat rivals Bishopton 2-1 as Dunipace and Drumchapel United played out a 1-1 draw. In South, Annan Athletic won an entertaining contest with Flip the Mindset 6-4, while in North, Westdyke Thistle picked up their first points of the season by beating Buchan 4-3.