Spartans ended their search for not only their first away points of the SWPL 1 but also their first away goal as they defeated Forfar Farmington 3-0.
They took the lead in the second minute after some great skill from Alana Marshall set up Lauren Gavin, and she fired the ball back across goal into the bottom corner.
Forfar had a chance to pull a goal back from a 20-yard free-kick, but Julia Scott’s effort went over.
Spartans came close to a second when Gavin played Kirsty McLaughlin in, but her shot went agonisingly wide.
Half-way through the first half, Forfar forced Spartans’ keeper Eartha Cumings into her first save through Amy Gallacher’s shot.
But the away side came centimetres from doubling their lead when McLaughlin’s shot rattled the crossbar.
And then, in the 41st minute, Spartans did get their second. McLaughlin saw her shot saved by Fiona McNicoll, but Marshall reacted, took her time and then blasted the ball into the net.
Spartans nearly started the second half like the first, but this time, Gavin headed wide from Louise Mason’s corner.
Two Spartans’ substitutes linked up for their third goal. Ronaigh Douglas’ pass split the Forfar defence and Christie Kerr beat the keeper with a superb finish. That was Kerr’s first goal for the club.
Forfar is now only ahead of bottom-placed Stirling on goal difference, whilst Spartans are now only behind fourth-placed Rangers on goal difference.