Rossvale seize initiative for SWPL playoff place with 4-3 victory in Glasgow

Rossvale have leapfrogged Renfrew Ladies into the playoff spot in the Scottish Women’s Championship with a 4-2 victory against their rivals in Glasgow.

Rossvale claim second in the table on goal difference, but it was Renfrew who had the lead at half-time through MacLeod and Wilkie. But Rossvale came back with a double from McJacobs and a goal from Whiteford to add to the opener from Amy Allan. A late free kick from Renfrew set up a thrilling injury time but the visitors could not grab the equaliser.

Meanwhile, league leaders Livingston were held 3-3 in Inverness by a Caledonian Thistle side after ICT manager Karen Mason had fired a warning shot for her players ahead of the tie.

Speaking to the Press and Journal, Mason had expressed frustration with players after a series of defeats on the road.

“It may well be that we need a clear out of players who don’t have the commitment or capabilities for this level.”

They responded with taking the first points from Livingston in the Championship in several months, goals from Tina Kelly, Lorna Macrae and Iona Macarthur cancelling out strikes from Ashley Elizabeth, Beth McKay and Brogan Anderson for the visitors.

Ayr United continued recent good form with an assured 6-0 victory in Edinburgh against a Hutchison Vale side which has lost some key players in recent weeks. Taysum and Duthie added to doubles from Sloan and Docherty to keep things comfortable for the visitors.

Dryburgh Athletic opened up some distance between themselves and bottom side Morton with a convincing 4-1 victory in Port Glasgow.

In League One, leaders FC Edinburgh beat Giffnock SC 6-0 at home while the joust for second place saw Westdyke put 12 past Dundee West, including five goals from the in-form Kayleigh Traynor. Falkirk and Grampian Ladies played out a 1-1 draw in the North East.

Edinburgh Caledonia showed up in style to Mossedge, defeating top six side St Mirren 7-4 despite a spirited fightback in the last minutes by the Buddies, while Airdrie Ladies beat BSC Glasgow 4-0 away.

In the Biffa SWFL, the battle for the top of the SWFL West saw Harmony Row beat Alloa Athletic 6-1 to go to the top of the table, while a draw between Bonnyrigg Rose and Livingston Reserves allowed Central Girls to go to the top of the BiffaSWFL East after narrowly winning over McDermid Ladies. In the Edinburgh derby Edinburgh South took the points with a 1-0 victory over Edinburgh University Thistle.

In the Biffa SWFL South, Kilwinning won 12-0 to keep pace with table-toppers Queen of the South, who won 10-0. And Forfar Farmington remain top of the Biffa SWFL North with a convincing defeat of Buchan.

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