#SSESWCup 1/4 Final Review


Report by Tim Oliver and picture by Tommy Hughes.

There were four brilliant Quarter-Finals in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup with Forfar Farmington, Hibernian, Rangers and Glasgow City all reaching the Semi-Finals.

The Semi-Final draw will be made on Wednesday 13th September at 10:30, live on the STV2 Player.

Cumbernauld Colts 1-2 Forfar Farmington

Forfar Farmington reached the Semi-Finals of the Scottish Cup after being pushed all the way by SWFL Division One South side, Cumbernauld Colts.

It was Cumbernauld that took the lead in the 12th minute when a long ball sent Sarah Wardlaw through on goal and from the edge of the box, she picked out the bottom-left corner with a perfect finish.

This is how the scoreline remained until the 36th minute when Forfar Farmington equalised. A long ball sent Laura Parsley through and her first shot was saved by the keeper but the Farmington player reacted quickest to score from the rebound.

The eventual winner in the 53rd minute for Forfar Farmington came in unfortunate circumstances for the home side. Julia Scott’s corner was claimed by the Colt’s keeper Angela McGann, but she landed awkwardly, causing herself to fall over the line and injuring herself in the process.

In the end, Forfar Farmington progressed to the Semi-Finals, ending Cumbernauld Colts superb cup run.

Hibernian 9-0 Glasgow Girls

Hat-tricks from Katey Turner and Lisa Robertson saw Hibernian progress to the Semi-Finals of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup as they beat Glasgow Girls 9-0.

It was Robertson who opened the scoring for the holders in the fifth minute before Emma Brownlie headed in the second goal for the holders. In the 21st minute, Robertson scored her second goal through a long-distance shot that curled just beyond the reach of the Glasgow Girls’ keeper Lisa Kerr. Turner then got onto the scoresheet after she reacted quickest after Kirsty Smith’s shot smashed off the crossbar before the forward scored her second just before half-time.

In the second half, Hibernian did not take their foot off the pedal, and just after the hour mark, Chelsea Cornet made it 6-0. Soon after, Katey Turner completed her hat-trick after converting a penalty which she had won. Then it was the turn of Lisa Robertson to complete her hat-trick with seven minutes remaining. Hibernian’s ninth goal came with the last kick of the game after Kirsty Smith finally found the back of the net with a long-range effort, having come close several times during the game.

Hamilton Academical 0-3 Rangers

In the only all Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 clash, it was Rangers who triumphed, beating Hamilton Academical 3-0.

All the goals came in the second half. Rangers opened the scoring in the 55th minute after Lauren Davidson won a free-kick, from which, Amy Muir picked out the bottom corner.

Their second game five minutes later when Clare Gemmell’s corner was turned into her own net by Accies’ Gillian Inglis.

Then, in the 75th minute, Rangers scored their third goal. Hayley Sinclair stole possession from a Hamilton defender and then found the back of the net with a lobbed finish.

Jeanfield Swifts 0-6 Glasgow City

The Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 leaders Glasgow City beat Jeanfield Swifts 6-0 with Katie McCabe scoring a hat-trick.

City took the lead in the 28th minute when a long ball picked out Noelle Murray, and after controlling the ball, she picked out the bottom-left corner.

Soon after, Katie McCabe scored her first ever goal for Glasgow City, and then just before half-time, McCabe headed in her second from Abbie Grant’s cross.

But there was still enough time before half-time for Grant to make it 4-0.

It took just two minutes of the second half for City to get their fifth, with Grant crossing to Jo Love and her shot went in off the underside of the bar.

Three minutes later, McCabe completed her hat-trick with a 30-yard screamer.