#UWCL Qual Rd: Hibs Ladies make it two wins from two

Amy Gallacher celebrates Hibernians opening goal against Cardiff Met
Amy Gallacher celebrates Hibernian’s opening goal against Cardiff Met. (Photo: Hibs Ladies)

Hibernian and Cardiff Met clashed in a UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round group tie and it was Hibs who doubled their points despite a red card.

Hibernian were awarded an early penalty for handball but Cardiff felt justice was done as Siobhan Hunter missed the target.

However, Rachel Boyle’s delivery did lead to Amy Gallacher putting Hibs ahead on 20 minutes.

Gallacher was sent off shortly before the hour mark for a lunge but Joelle Murray soon increased the advantage with a header off a Boyle corner.

Emily Allen made for a tense finish in Slovenia with a goal back for the Archers on 88 minutes but a draw for Hibs against hosts Pomurje on Tuesday will be enough to win the group for the Scottish side, while Met cannot now win the group.

Linfield pipped PAOK with a penalty in the penultimate minute by Kirsty McGuinness. Kelsie Burrows and Ashley Hutton both earlier found the net in a 3-2 win but Linfield need to beat group leaders Anderlecht to have a chance of progressing.

Wexford are out despite coming from behind to beat Gintra 2-1 with goals by McKenna Davidson and Lauren Kelly.

SC Braga are the only side definitely through with a game to spare, former Brighton keeper Marie Hourihan was on the bench in their 1-0 win against Apollon.

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