#SSESWCup 3rd Rd: Aberdeen FC Women stun Spartans

The SSE Scottish Women's Cup
Photo: SWF

SWFL 1 leaders Aberdeen spanned two divisions to eliminate mid-table SWPL 1 side Spartans and reach the last sixteen of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

3rd Round results – 11 August 2019

Spartans 1-2 Aberdeen
West Park United 0-16 Celtic
Edinburgh Caledonia 0-16 Glasgow City
Forfar Farmington H/W Stenhousemuir
Motherwell 2-0 (aet) Partick Thistle
Dundee City 4-3 (aet) St Mirren
Hutchison Vale P-P Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Kilwinning P-P Hamilton Academical
Hearts 24-0 Raith Rovers
Clyde 4-1 Clark Drive
Dunfermline Athletic 8-2 Stonehaven
FC Kilmarnock 4-3 East Fife
St Johnstone 2-0 Boroughmuir Thistle
Queens Park 5-1 Westdyke
Rangers A-A Glasgow Girls (waterlogged pitch)
Hibernian P-P Stirling University (21 Aug: Forrester High School, 7pm)

Aberdeen came from 1-0 down at the break to win 2-1 away to top flight Spartans, for whom Kaela McDonald-Nguah had opened the scoring. The Dons struck back twice in a five-minute spell before the hour mark through Lauren Gordon and Chloe Gover.

Rangers led Glasgow Girls 2-1 at half-time but the match did not restart as the heavy rains had made the surface unsafe. Jade Gallon’s goal for Rangers had been quickly replied to by Chloe Docherty before Hannah Coakley restored the advantage.

Two ties went to extra-time as Dundee City came out on top in a seven-goal thriller with St Mirren thanks to doubles by Amanda Primrose and Lou Smith, Motherwell saw off Partick Thistle 2-0 with efforts from Katie Rice and Chelsea McEachran.

There was another 4-3 result but in normal time as Kilmarnock edged out East Fife, Laura Lyttle’s penalty equaliser setting them on their way, with Lisa Swanson, Abby Robinson and Suzanne MacTaggart adding a goal apiece.

First-half goals by St Johnstone’s Elllie Cowley and Rebecca McGowan were enough to knock out Boroughmuir Thistle.

Clyde defeated Clark Drive 4-1, Queens Park went one better against Westdyke with the help of an Ashley McKeown treble, Dunfermline Athletic ran out 8-2 winners over Stonehaven as Brodie Rigby-Wilson featured with a four-goal haul.

Hearts top scored with a goal-crazy 24-0 rout of Raith Rovers, Danni McGinley leading the way with six.

Celtic coasted through 16-0 at West Park United with 11 goals in the second half, the scoring dominated by Kathleen McGovern with five and Josephine Giard with four.

Glasgow City's six-goal Kirsty Howat
Kirsty Howat scored six times for Glasgow City at Edinburgh Caledonia. (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Glasgow City also netted sixteen at Edinburgh Caledonia where eight came in each half and Kirsty Howat hit a double hat-trick.

Hibernian’s tie was put back due to their involvement in the UEFA Women’s Champios League.

The fourth round draw will be made this Wednesday, live on the SWF Youtube channel.