#UWCL Qual Rd: Hibernian Ladies reach Round of 32

Hibernian celebrate winning their UWCL qualifying group.
Hibernian celebrations at reaching the UWCL Round of 32. (Photo: @HibsLadies)

Hibernian made it maximum points in their UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round group after defeating Slovenian hosts Pomurje 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Jamie-Lee Napier gave them the perfect start when catching the keeper off her line in the 7th minute opener and Lauren Davidson doubled the lead with a header. Anja Prsa replied with a penalty on half time but Hibs safely saw out the second 45 to progress.

In the same group, Cardiff Met had been out of contention before their final game but they finished in style with a 5-1 victory over FC Nike to end in second spot. Maddie Schupbach and Naom Clipston both scored twice, Robyn Pinder with the Archers other goal and Nike getting a stoppage-time consolation.

Cardiff Met pictured before their last UWCL qualifying round group game.
Cardiff Met finished second to Hibs in their group table. (Photo: Cardiff Met WFC)

Linfield had to beat leaders and group hosts Anderlecht in order to make it through but the Belgian side proved too strong. Two down at the break to a Laura Deloose double, Linfield did halve the deficit with a Kirsty McGuinness spot-kick only for Anderlecht to complete the scoring on 66 minutes through Jana Coryn.

Wexford Youths European adventure ended but with a bang as Maltese champions Birkirkara were sunk 7-2. Kylie Murphy hit a hat-trick, McKenna Davidson, Edel Kennedy, Rianna Jarrett and Ciara Rossiter one apiece as the Irish side were runners-up in the group.

Wexford Youths Women won their final UWCL qualifying round group game.
Wexford bow out but after a big win. (Photo: @YouthsWomen)

The other group winners were; Breidablik, Mitrovica, Minsk, ŽFK Spartak, BIIK-Kazygurt, Braga, FC Twente and Vllaznia.

The Round of 32 draw will be streamed live on uefa.com at 12,30 (UK time) on Friday 16 August, with Arsenal, Glasgow City and Manchester City entering the competition.