SWPL Cup Semi-Finalists Confirmed

Sunday 26th March

Celtic 4-1 Hearts 
Hibernian 5-0 Rangers 
Spartans 4-1 Aberdeen
Glasgow City 2-0 Stirling University 

Howat Helps Hoops Beat Hearts

Celtic took the lead a little fortuitously, as a Kirsty Howat corner went in off a Hearts defender but a second Howat flag-kick also led to a goal, Kerry Montgomery finishing it off.

Sarah Ewens put Celtic 3-0 up after the interval and Howat found the net herself, before the visitors scored a consolation goal.

Harrison To The Fore For Hibs

Hibernian were the day’s top scorers with five unanswered goals at home to Rangers, Abi Harrison involved with four of them.

Harrison made the 10th-minute opener for Amy Gallacher before scoring herself 6 minutes later, volleying home via Emma Brownlie’s free-kick.

Shortly before the interval, Lucy Graham timed her run perfectly to power a header past the Rangers keeper and into the net.

Harrison doubled her tally 8 minutes after the restart and from her last-minute cut back, Katy Turner converted Hibs’ fifth.  

Spartans Fightback To Defeat Dons

Spartans recovered from a half-time own-goal deficit to defeat Aberdeen 4-1.

The Dons took a 40th-minute lead from an own-goal but the home side turned the game around with goals from corner kicks. Zoe Johnstone turned in Simone McMahon’s delivery via a Bobby Beveridge header and Alana Marshall’s effort soon after flew straight in.

Marshall got her second with an 86th-minute penalty past sub keeper Melia Marquez, who replaced the injured Emily Mutch after she brought down Carla Boyce.

Kaela McDonald then came off the bench for her debut and set up McMahon to score the fourth goal.

Stirling Restrict City

Glasgow City had put seven goals past Stirling University a fortnight agon but the students restricted their hosts to just a couple of goals this time.

It was almost half-time before Noelle Murray was to open the scoring, Chloe Logan’s attempted clearance falling for her.

Nicole Pullar had a couple of chances to level but Murray later set up Hayley Lauder to power home the second goal.

The draw for the semi-finals will take place on Wednesday morning at Hampden Park.

Pictured – Spartans score against Aberdeen. (@spartansfcwomen)