Wins for Ayr and Inverness, while Falkirk suffer double home defeat

Wins for Ayr and Inverness has made for an interesting contest in 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 thanks to a brace from from Betty Ross 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 to climb into second.

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, which keeps them ahead of Caley Thistle in the top half of the table.

There was high drama in SWF’s League One, 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.

In the regional Biffa SWFL, 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 ended Ayr United Development 5 Clark Drive Girls 5, while Kilwinning beat Dalbeattie Star 11-0. In the evening kick-off, league leaders Queen of the South won the Dumfrieshire derby 7-0 against Annan Athletic.

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