SWPL round-up: big wins for Hibs and Hearts; late drama for Boroughmuir

Hibs' 4-0 victory over Hamilton keeps them fourth in the SWPL1. Credit: Malcolm MackenzieHibs' 4-0 victory over Hamilton keeps them fourth in the SWPL1. Credit: Malcolm Mackenzie
Hibs' 4-0 victory over Hamilton keeps them fourth in the SWPL1. Credit: Malcolm Mackenzie | Malcolm Mackenzie
Hibs and Hearts both got big wins away from home in the SWPL1 while Boroughmuir had late drama in their match against Queens Park. 

Hibs continued their excellent run of form with a 4-0 victory over Hamilton. Michaela McAlonie made it five goals in two games after she found the back of the net 13 minutes in. The midfielder took aim on the edge of the area and slammed the ball into the net. Ellis Notley made it 2-0 on the 30-minute mark as she headed in from Naomi Powell’s corner. Jorian Baucom was next to get in on the action. The striker curled a beautiful effort into the net before dispatching another from the penalty spot to put the Hibees 4-0 up at half-time. 

In the second half, the visitors pushed for a fifth. McAlonie and Notley both had efforts well saved by the ‘keeper. Lia Tweedie also came close, but in the end, Grant Scott’s side had to settle for just four goals. 

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Hearts also came away with an important victory as they beat Motherwell 3-0. After an even opening 36 minutes, Hearts took the lead. Fullback Addie Handley managed to connect with Katie Lockwood’s cross to send a looping header into the bottom corner. The visitors almost had an immediate second when Carly Girasoli’s effort was forced off the line. 

In the second period, it took Hearts just five minutes to double their lead. A fantastic strike from Lockwood saw the ball fly into the back of the net from the edge of the box. Danni Findlay then finished off the game as she bundled the ball into the net from Lockwood’s cross to secure the win last on.

Elsewhere, Boroughmuir continued their promotion push with a great 1-1 draw away to Queens Park. The hosts went into the game with 12 wins out of their first 13 games as they sat top of the SWPL2. It looked as if this trend would continue as Monica Harty took the lead for the Spiders just before half-time. However, Boroughmuir didn’t give up and got their reward. Right at the death, Cara Borthwick managed to sneak the ball into the net to ensure the points were shared in Glasgow.

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