The SSE Scottish Women’s Cup 3rd Round draw was be conducted today from BBC Pacific Quay. The draw was live streamed via the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page and is available to watch below:
Conducting the draw was Scottish Women’s Football Chair, Vivienne McLaren, and Care Experienced Development Assistant with Who Cares? Scotland, Scottish Women’s Football’s Official Charity Partner, Kareen Stewart.
We were also delighted that Hibernian Captain, Joelle Murray, and Glasgow City Midfielder, Leanne Crichton, were there to discuss the draw after it was conducted.
Glasgow City get another all SWPL 1 tie while reigning champs Hibs face Dundee United
The SSE Scottish Women’s Cup 3rd Round draw was conducted today at BBC Scotland’s Glasgow base, Pacific Quay. It’s thrown up eight fascinating ties, plus at least one SWFL 1 or 2 side will reach the last eight of the competition.
Edinburgh Caledonia of SWFL 2 East, who knocked out Queens Park of SWFL 1 in the previous round, are at home to SWFL 1 South side, Renfrew. East Fife of SWFL 1 North are at home to St Johnstone and Kelty Hearts of SWFL 2 East will host Celtic Women.
The remaining SWFL side, Dundee United, face the hardest task as they travel to take on reigning champions Hibernian.
The remaining matches involve all SWPL sides as Aberdeen host Motherwell, Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale are at home to Hamilton Academical, and it’s an Edinburgh derby as Spartans travel to face Heart of Midlothian.
The last match of the draw is the record title holders, Glasgow City, at home to Stirling University. It means they have another SWPL 1 side in their way of trying to claim their 9th Scottish Cup title.
Hibernian captain, Joelle Murray, and Glasgow City’s Leanne Crichton were in attendance. Speaking after the draw, Murray said, “I don’t think we can get ahead of ourselves. We just take every game as it comes, regardless of if it’s a league game or a cup game.
“First and foremost, it’s always great to get a home tie in the cup. It’s a team we’ve not played before. A completely new entity to us, so a very interesting tie.”
Crichton added, “Getting the home tie’s obviously a nice bonus. Stirling is a team we’re familiar with. We’ve played them already in the league this season and had quite a convincing result against them.
“It’s a tie we’ll look forward to but in the cup we know anything can happen so we’ll be fully focused.”
The draw is as follows:
Hibernian v Dundee United
Aberdeen v Motherwell
East Fife v St Johnstone
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale v Hamilton Academical
Glasgow City v Stirling University
Edinburgh Caledonia v Renfrew
Heart of Midlothian v Spartans
Kelty Hearts v Celtic Women