#SWPLCup: Celtic FC Women win through to quarter-finals

Celtic reach SWPL Cup quarter-finals
PA Images

Celtic joined Hibernian and Glasgow City in the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup quarter-finals after winning away at Spartans.

SWPL Cup results – 1 March

Group A: St Johnstone 3-1 Glasgow Women., Spartans 1-4 Celtic

Group B: Dundee United 5-2 Queens Park, Hamilton Academical 0-3 Rangers

Group C: Boroughmuir Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen, Hearts 2-0 Stirling University

Group D: Partick Thistle 2-2 Kilmarnock. Motherwell 1-2 Forfar Farmington

Celtic won the group decider with Spartans, Summer Green, Sarah Ewens, Kathleen McGovern and Josephine Giard on target with Becky Galbraith replying. St Johnstone got off the mark when defeating Glasgow Women, Ellie-May Cowie’s opener was cancelled out by Karsey McGlinchey’s set-piece but Morgan Steedman converted a penalty and free-kick.

Rangers made it two wins from two with all three goals at Hamilton, Lisa Martinez with a brace and Megan Bell netting in-between. Dundee United’s delayed start to their games brought a 5-2 victory over Queens Park in which there was a second-half 13-minute hat-trick by Tammy Harkin.

Hearts finished their fixtures as group leaders with a 2-0 result over Stirling University but they cannot yet be sure of their final position. Lisa Swanson scored on the rebound from Aisha Maughan’s effort against the bar and Taylor Hamill made sure of the points in the last minute. Boroughmuir Thistle’s competition is over but they did end with a creditable goalless draw against Aberdeen. Francesca Ogilvie hit the bar for the Dons and Chloe Gover put a penalty wide.

Kilmarnock celebrate a leveller at Partick Thistle
Kilmarnock celebrate an equaliser at Partick Thistle where they drew despite a red card. (Photo: SWPL)

Forfar Farmington wait on other results to see if they remain top after finishing with a 2-1 win at Motherwell, Billie Simpson opening her account for the club with a brace. Second-placed Partick Thistle twice led but were held 2-2 by Kilmarnock who ended with ten players. The Jags were ahead through a Suzanne Mulvey penalty and Clare Docherty effort but Monica Harty and a Lauren Chisholm spot-kick levelled the game, Killie then holding out for half-an-hour after a second yellow card for Shelley Campbell.

2020 #SBSSWPL 2: GETTING TO KNOW: Jade Greenshields (St Johnstone)

Would you like to read more women’s football news just like this? Sign up to receive the She Kicks Women’s Football newsletter