Forfar and Stenhousemuir win big to extend gap at the top of SWF League One

Last updated : 25 February 2024 By ed_Scottish Fitba

Ciara Craig scores a late equaliser for Westdyke LadiesSWF League One leaders Forfar Farmington and second-placed Stenhousemuir have extended their lead at the top of the table with comprehensive nine-goal victories against Airdrie Ladies and Giffnock Soccer Centre respectively.

Forfar continues to be a tough place to visit, with Farmington putting ten goals past Airdrie Ladies, with Teri Deegan scoring a consolation for the visitors, while Josie Cawood and Eva Ralston both hit hat-tricks in Stenny's comprehensive 9-0 home win against Giffnock at Ochilview.

A 4-0 away victory for Edinburgh Caledonia against St Mirren lifted the capital side back into the top half of the table, just behind Bonnyrigg Rose who came away from Dundee West with maximum points in a 5-3 thriller.

In the SWF Championship, leaders Rossvale continued their dominant form with a 5-1 home victory over Morton, while East Fife moved up to third with a narrow 3-2 home win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

With the league split approaching, the middle of the Championship table is hotly contested. Dryburgh Athletic came from behind in Wester Hailes to beat Hutchison Vale 2-1, lifting them up to fifth above Renfrew Ladies and Westdyke, who played out a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Michaela Mensa opened the scoring for the Aberdeenshire side within ten minutes, before Renfrew hit back through Michaela Brown and Holly McIndoe either side of half time. In the 90th minute Ciara Craig hit a sweet chip over Rachel Docherty in the Renfrew goal to earn a point for the visitors.

In the regional SWFL, Elgin City moved up to second in North with an impressive 7-0 victory over Grampian, while Edinburgh South won the Edinburgh derby in East, defeating Edinburgh University Thistle 9-4.
Kilwinning continued to press in South, beating Cumnock Juniors 4-0 to move within a point of leaders Ayr United Development, while in West, Dunipace stay top after beating Dumbarton United 7-2.

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