#SSESWCup Q-Fs: Glasgow City go through at Celtic Women

Glasgow City goal scorer and player of the match Kirsty Howat
Glasgow City’s Kirsty Howat in a tussle with Celtic’s Cheryl McCulloch and Danielle Cox. (Photo: Tommy Hughes)

Glasgow City, Hibernian, Motherwell and Rangers are through to the semi-finals of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

SSE SW Cup Q-F results – 15 Sept

Motherwell 5-0 Queens Park
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Celtic 0-2 Glasgow City
Hibernian 3-0 Hamilton Academical

A first-half Leanne Ross free-kick went in off the bar to give Glasgow City the lead at Celtic and Kirsty Howat secured their progress with an effort after the break from a Rachel MacLauchlan pass.

Rangers edged out SWFL 1 North outfit Aberdeen, the Dons were undone by the only goal of the game, scored with a 12th-minute Clare Gemmell penalty after Brogan Hay was taken down inside the box. Bailey Hutchison went closest to an equaliser for the underdogs but her shot ran onto it before flashed across the face of goal.

Amy Gallacher gave holders Hibs an early lead against SWPL 2 side Hamilton but it wasn’t until the last 25 minutes that Siobhan Hunter sealed victory with two goals, the second from the spot.

A hat-trick from Chelsea McEachran, single by Lauren Doran-Barr and Myia Arbuckle against Queens Park saw Motherwell reach the last four for the second successive season.

There were a couple of SWPL 2 fixtures on Sunday, with wins for Hearts and Dundee United. Partick Thistle’s Cheryl Rigden pegged back Hearts to 1-1 early in the second half but Danni McGinley, Claire Delworth and Robyn Smith added to Maddy Brill-Edwards opener for a 4-1 way win. Dundee United crushed Hutchison Vale 10-1, Nieve Guthrie and Catriona Caine both contributing hat-tricks.

Coming up next…

While the Cup semi-final ties are drawn live on the SWF Facebook page at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17 September, Wednesday sees Rangers host Glasgow City in SWPL 1 at the Hummel Training Centre, 8pm kick off.

Mixed results in Europe for Glasgow City and Hibs