HIBERNIAN paid a heavy price for losing the goal in time added on which gave Celtic a 2-1 win at the Penny Cars Stadium. The Edinburgh side plummeted from SWPL 1 leaders to fifth place on a day when Glasgow City, Celtic, Aberdeen and Rangers all moved ahead of them.

Sarah Harkes put Celtic ahead in 67 minutes with a fine volley, but Colette Cavanagh, again with a powerful strike from distance, levelled the score twelve minutes later. Hibs looked to have won a point until Celtic striker Charlie Wellings manufactured a winner in the 91st minute.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game.” the match winner said. “They stuck to their guns and we stuck to ours and I'm just glad we got the win.”

It was, incidentally, an unusual day for the first Celtic goalscorer. As Sarah Teegarden she moved to Scotland in 2019 to be with her partner, Dundee United's Ian Harkes. While she helped Celtic to three points, her husband – they got married earlier this year – later scored the goal which denied the Celtic men's team the same outcome.

Glasgow City are the new leaders with seven points from three games but they had to survive an early scare against Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park. The home side's captain Kirstie Mcintosh put Accies ahead, but goals from Jenna Clark, Clare Shine and Aoife Colvill gave City a 3-1 win.

The 14-in-a-row champions have a better goal difference than Celtic and Aberdeen, who drew 0-0 at Spartans and have played a game more than the other two.

Rangers, who beat second bottom Hearts 3-0, are in fourth place on six points but have only played two games. Lizzie Arnot, Nicola Docherty and Brianna Westrup got their goals.