Scottish Women’s League One promotion race heats up

The promotion race in SWF League One is heating up after Falkirk came from 3-0 down to claim all three points against St Mirren and move back into the promotion places.

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.

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 who meet Championship criteria will be automatically promoted at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Airdrie Ladies beat Dundee West 3-2

In the Championship, leaders Livingston held their nerve to see off form side 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 respectively, while Hutchison Vale captain Angyl Learmonth scored twice to peg back Morton and remain 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.

In the regional Biffa SWFL, Denny side Dunipace produced the shock of the day, beating SWFL West leaders and long unbeaten 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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