Spartans cause #SSESWCup upset

Spartans caused a semi-final upset. (Photo: SWPL)

Spartans knocked Celtic out of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup and are joined in the semi-finals at Forthbank Stadium by Glasgow City, Hibernian and Motherwell.

Spartans see off Celtic

Spartans had not scored in their two league games against Celtic this season but knocked them out of the Cup with a 3-1 victory at Ainslie Park.

The hosts were ahead on 14 minutes and Emily Mutch had to turn a 25-yard shot over the bar to prevent a second.

Ten minutes into the second half and a mix-up in the Celtic defence allowed Kaela McDonald to double the advantage.

Just a couple of minutes later and it was effectively game over as Zoe Johnstone netted the hosts’ third.

Celtic did reduce the arrears with 20 minutes left though, Josephine Girard tapping in at the back post from Kathleen McGovern cross and they might have got a second but Sarah Ewens was denied by the keeper.

Hibs coast to derby victory

Holders Hibernian ran in eleven goals against Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale in front of a record crowd of 150 for the hosts at Peffermill.

EUHV did go close through Katherine Smart before falling behind to an own-goal but Hibs had won it by half time with braces by Lauren Davidson, Abi Harrison and Rachel McLauchlan.

Cailin Michie, Lia Tweedie, Lisa Robertson and Jamie-Lee Napier then all added their names to the scoresheet in the second period.

Glasgow City ease into semis

SWFL Division 1 South side Renfrew were no match for visitors Glasgow City, who went away 11-0 winners.

Hayley Lauder bagged a first-half brace, Lidija Kuliš headed home twice and Kirsty Howat made it 5-0 before the break.

Howat also got her second after the interval and Hannah Stewart was another to net twice, while Jordan McLintock, Lara Ivanuša and Jo Love got one apiece.

Steelwomen edge past Saints

SWPL 2 champions Motherwell beat St Johnstone for a third time this season but there was just one goal in it at McDiarmid Park.

The only goal came after just 10 minutes, Megan Burns heading in after Caitlin Russell nodded on Kirsty McLaughlin’s free kick.

Rebecca McGowan went one on one with Claire Johnstone just before half time but the ‘Well keeper saved with her feet.

Lauryn Reside had chances to seal the win for the visitors and in the dying minutes the unmarked Jade McDonald missed a great chance to equalise.

The draw for the semi-finals takes place on Tuesday and the final is at Firhill Stadium on Sunday 4th November, 4.10pm kick off, with tickets on sale here.

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