Hibs Ladies to face Spartans in the semi-finals of the SWPL Cup

Hibs Ladies and Spartans Women have been drawn together in the semi-finals of the SWPL Cup.

By NEIL MCGLADE
Monday, 25th March 2019, 5:38 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 5:48 pm
Joelle Murray got the ball rolling for Hibs with the first goal
Joelle Murray got the ball rolling for Hibs with the first goal

The Capital sides and Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 rivals will meet at Clyde’s Broadwood Stadium on Sunday, April 14, with a 12.15pm kick-off. The second semi-final pitches Glasgow City against Rangers with that match also taking place at the home of the Bully Wee on the same day (3.30pm kick-off).

The Hibees, who have won the competition for the past three consecutive seasons, eased into the last four on Sunday after thrashing Stirling University 6-0 at Ochilview.

Captain and Scotland internationalist Joelle Murray got the ball rolling after three minutes, her cross-cum shot deceiving the students’ No.1 with the ball hitting the top corner. Jamie-Lee Napier has been in fine early-season form and the teenager’s cross hit off a defender to double the visitors’ advantage.

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Napier made it three just after the 20-minute mark and then Siobhan Hunter got her name on the scoresheet with a volley.

Amy Gallacher’s deflected shot in the second half made it five and Ashley Fish completed the rout when she nodded home her first goal for the club following a Cailin Michie strike that came back off the crossbar.

Spartans also ran out comfortable winners as they sailed past Motherwell 5-0 at Ravenscraig. Beth McKay netted a hat-trick with Zoe Johnstone’s double all coming in a sensational first half for Debbi McCulloch’s side.