Glasgow City and Hibernian will again meet for the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, after both easily won through their semi-finals at Forthbank Stadium.
Sunday 8th October
SSE SCOTTISH CUP SEMI-FINALS
Glasgow City 5-0 Forfar Farmington
Rangers 4-0 Hibernian
SCOTTISH BUILDING SOCIETY SWPL 1
Hamilton Academical 1-0 Aberdeen
Goal rush ends Gers’ hopes
Holders Hibernian saw off Rangers 4-0, with three of those goals coming in a devastating six-minute spell, when the Gers had an effort ruled out.
The first goal came on 25 minutes as Rachel McLauchlan’s ball to the near post was placed beyond keeper Jordyn Elliot by Katey Turner.
Rangers’ disallowed goal was followed by McLauchlan lobbing nin Hibernian’s second goal of the game.
Lisa Robertson the struck from distance to make it 3-0 on 21 minutes.
The scoring was completed midway through the second half, as a Robertson corner was nodded in by Abi Harrison.
Not only did Rangers then also have a Holly Napier goal disallowed for offside but Elliot was sent off after the final whistle, apparently for kicking a water bottle into the crowd.
Forfar bow out to Glasgow City
Glasgow City took just 3 minutes to open the scoring against SWPL 2 leaders Forfar Farmington, with Noelle Murray finding the bottom corner.
Keeva Keenan doubled the lead on 34 minutes from a Leanne Ross free-kick, while City keeper Lee Alexander had a dipping Caroline Heron effort to keep out on half-time.
Abbi Grant went on a run to slip the ball into the far corner for 3-0 and in the last 6 minutes, Joanne Paton won and converted a penalty, with a fine Megan Foley finish making it 5-0.
The final, won last year on penalties by Hibs, will be at Livingston FC’s Tony Macaroni Arena on 26th November.
Hamilton boost survival hopes
Meanwhile in SWPL 1, the only game saw Hamilton Academical beat Aberdeen in the basement battle.
Mhairi Lyle’s second half goal saw the Accies go 4 points clear of the winless Dons.
Pictured – Action from Glasgow City v Forfar (Photo: Tommy Hughes)