Giffnock, Westdyke and Edinburgh sides progress in League Cup

Giffnock beat Airdrie in the Scottish Women’s Championship Cup
Molly Duncanson of Giffnock and Airdrie’s Amy Whitters. (Russel Hutcheson | SportPix for SWF)

Giffnock, Westdyke, FC Edinburgh and Edinburgh Caledonia have progressed in the Scottish Women’s Championship and League One Cup after 1st Round wins.

Giffnock beat Airdrie at home 4-1, Westdyke won 4-0 at Gleniffer Thistle, FC Edinburgh saw off St Mirren at Meadowbank and Edinburgh Caledonia beat BSC Glasgow 3-0 at Meggetland.

The sides will now face Grampian, Dundee West, Morton and Inverness Caley Thistle respectively in round two.

In the battle for the top of the Women’s Championship, Renfrew claimed the initiative with a hugely impressive 5-0 victory against Rossvale in Glasgow, putting the Lanarkshire club clear ahead in the table for the first time this season.

In a hard-fought match in the Highlands, Livingston beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-2 with goals from Mason, Hendry and Dodds.

Livingston beat Inverness
Inverness’s Finella Annand gets past Livingston’s Jennifer Dodds and Rebecca Jaconelli. (Donald Cameron | SportPix for SWF)

Jacqui Seagrave rescued a point for Morton with a late equaliser to make it 3-3 against a Dryburgh Athletic side who had looked in control for much of the game.

Ayr United capitalised on Hutchison Vale losing a player to a red card to run out 5-2 winners at Oriam, with captain Clare Docherty grabbing a first-half brace after the sides had traded penalties, Taysum also netting a double in the second half.

In the day’s only League One fixture, Jude Connolly secured an impressive three points on the road for Stenhousemuir with a brace against a Grampian team with a formidable home record, her second goal coming after Sarah Stout had levelled.

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