Motherwell put in another strong performance but were left empty-handed in defeat at Spartans.
Nicole Pullar cancelled out Sarah Clelland’s early opener at Ainslie Park, only for Becky Galbraith and Michaela McAlonie to seal a 3-1 win for the hosts.
The visitors had the bulk of the goal scoring chances in an evenly-contested first half, but found themselves behind at the interval.
Spartans opened the scoring in the 10th minute, after a ball down the channel was then cut back to find Sarah Clelland, whose left footed shot flew by McGregor in goal.
Motherwell then drew level after a well-worked move found Abby Callaghan, whose effort was then turned home by Pullar from six yards out.
Then, despite having another two good opportunities on goal, it was Spartans who took the lead again. A mistake was pounced on by Galbraith, who toe poked home her first of the game.
The second half was dominated by Motherwell, who saw plenty good play in the final third come to nothing.
Spartans increased their lead after a through ball was played to what looked like to be an offside McAlonie, who then lobbed the onrushing McGregor.
Again, the final 20 minutes was dominated by Motherwell, who kept Spartans back but couldn’t find another goal.