The two top scoring SWPL 1 sides met at K-Park and put on an entertaining show, as Glasgow City ran out eventual 3-2 winners against Celtic.
Neither side created a great chance in the opening stages, but Glasgow City could have taken the lead in the 12th minute when Hayley Lauder’s free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar by Celtic’s keeper Megan Cunningham.
Celtic came close to opening the scoring through Christie Murray, but she couldn’t divert the ball goalwards.
And then City took the lead. Fiona Brown broke down the wing before cutting in and beating Cunningham with a great finish.
They could have doubled their lead through Brogan Hay, but Cunningham was quick off her line to make the block.
In the 39th minute, Glasgow City did double their lead. After Erin Cuthbert’s shot was parried, Ruesha Littlejohn reacted quickest to score.
Celtic came out in the second half looking for the goal to bring them back into the game and were only denied early on by a superb Leanne Ross sliding tackle.
But in the 53rd minute, Celtic was awarded a penalty for a push in the box, which for the second game in a row was converted by Chloe Craig. This was despite City’s keeper Gemma Fay getting a hand to it.
City had a couple of immediate chances to restore their two-goal advantage, with Brown having her curling shot tipped over and Jo Love heading just wide,
And then, City made it 3-1 when Brown’s cutback picked out Love who found the corner of the net with her side-footed finish.
Celtic were only denied an immediate response when Fay was quick off her line to deny Kirsty Howat.
Then, once again, Celtic pulled a goal back through Kelly Clark’s free-kick which found the top corner, via a deflection.
In the closing exchanges, Celtic could not find an equaliser as City kept their eight point lead at the top in tact, with Celtic now four points behind second.