Spartans came back from two goals down to overcome Motherwell in the SWPL1.
Jade Gallon and Kaela McDonald-Nguah put Motherwell two goals up at the break. But Spartans came back through a Marshall double and a McAlonie goal to leave with all three points.
Up until 35 minutes, it was a half of very few chances. Motherwell’s best opportunity for an opener came from captain Inglis, who volleyed over the bar after Spartans failed to clear a cross.
The breakthrough would occur a minute later. Hay fed the ball through and Gallon, making a late run from midfield, got on the end of the pass and cooly rounded the keeper to tap into an empty net to give the ‘Well the lead.
Motherwell could have sat back until half-time defending their lead but instead they pushed to increase it.
And they did just that. Pressure on Yates in the Spartans goal forced her into a slack pass that fell to Gardner. She controlled and fed McLintock, who ran at the defence before laying it off for McDonald-Nguah who blasted it into the bottom-left corner.
Spartans came out firing in the second half and on the 52nd minute, Watson was judged to have handled the ball in the area and Spartans had a penalty.
Spartans captain Marshall stepped up and although her initial effort was saved by Pollard, she scored from the rebound.
Seven minutes later, Spartans were level. Marshall got her second of the night as she fired into the top corner to make it all square.
Watson’s brilliant free-kick was stopped from going into the top corner to prevent Motherwell from regaining the lead with the game on a knife edge.
Although Motherwell kept in the game, Spartans stole all three points with just over 10 minutes to go.
A slack pass out from the home defence saw McAlonie through one v one and she finished past Pollard.
Motherwell will rightfully feel hard done by not get anything out of the game but will go into Sunday’s game against Rangers feeling optimistic.