#ScottishWCup: Celtic Women eliminate Rangers

Celtic's Chloe Craig
Chloe Craig’s goal saw Celtic knock Rangers out of the Scottish Women’s Cup. (Alex Todd/Sports Press Photo)

Celtic reached the Scottish Women’s Cup quarter-finals by knocking out Rangers 2-1 with a Chloe Craig winner.

Fourth Round results

Aberdeen 4-2 Spartans
Celtic 2-1 Rangers
Glasgow City 6-0 Hamilton Academical
Hearts 2-1 Dundee United
Hibernian 12-0 Gartcairn
Montrose 0-2 Kilmarnock
Partick Thistle 2-1 (aet) Boroughmuir Thistle
Stirling University P-P Falkirk

SWPL 2

Queen’s Park P-P St Johnstone

Celtic’s Clarissa Larisey opened the scoring against Rangers, Demi Vance heading the first-half equaliser from a Brogan Hay cross. The decisive moment arrived 16 minutes from time, when Chloe Craig bundled in a corner.

Two very late goals from Eilidh Shore and Bayley Hutchison sent Aberdeen through. Donna Paterson gave the Dons the lead but Spartans hit back quickly through Kat Smart and Becky Galbraith, before Francesca Ogilvie equalised on 31 minutes.

Hearts progressed 2-1 past SWPL 2 leaders Dundee United and were ahead when Eilidh Begg set up Erin Rennie to score. The visitors equalised at the start of the second half, as Cassie Cowper’s free kick was headed onto the post by Tammy Harkin and Jade McLaren turned in the rebound. But on 74 minutes, Jennifer Smith went on a run into the box and fired home what proved to be the winner.

Kerry Beattie scored in either half as Glasgow City hit Hamilton for six, Priscila Chinchilla, Jenna Clark, Lauren Davidson and Tyler Dodds getting one apiece.

Partick Thistle needed extra-time to see off lower division Boroughmuir Thistle, as after Linzi Taylor was fouled in the box and Cara McBrearty converted the penalty, Shannon Todd replied for the visitors. Rebecca McGowan’s extra-time goal seven minutes from a shoot-out eventually put Thistle through.

Kilmarnock took just five minutes to score at underdogs Montrose, Lisa Swanson tapping home an Alex Middleton cross. They sealed their place in the last eight just before the hour ark, when Mhairi Crooks pounced on a loose ball to slot into an empty net.

Hibernian hit a dozen against lower league Gartcairn, Amy Gallacher and Michaela McAlonie each netting a hat-trick, while Colette Cavanagh scored with a bicycle kick.

Quarter-final draw  

Stirling University / Falkirk v Glasgow City
Partick Thistle v Hibernian
Aberdeen v Celtic
Hearts v Kilmarnock

Ties to be played on Sunday 3 April

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