Hibernian 3-1 Rangers (Full Time) – SWPL Live Text

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SWPL 1: Spartans 2-1 Aberdeen, Stirling University 0-1 Glasgow City, Celtic 4-0 Forfar Farmington, Hibernian 3-1 Rangers.

SWPL 2: Glasgow Girls 1-2 Hutchison Vale, Inverness City 3-5 Hamilton Academical, Buchan Ladies 2-2 Hearts, Jeanfield Swifts 5-1 Queen’s Park


Jeanfield Swifts beat Queen’s Park 5-1 to move top of SWPL 2. Not a bad way to start their time at McDiarmid Park.


Jeanfield are now 5-1 up against Queen’s Park.


Buchan Ladies and Hearts drew 2-2 earlier:


SWPL 1: Spartans 2-1 Aberdeen (FT), Stirling University 0-1 Glasgow City (FT), Celtic 4-0 Forfar Farmington (FT).

SWPL 2: Glasgow Girls 1-2 Hutchison Vale (FT), Inverness City 3-5 Hamilton Academical (HT), Buchan Ladies vs Hearts (nothing on Twitter yet, 2pm KO), Jeanfield Swifts vs Queen’s Park (KO 4pm)


Tartan Kicks’ Player of the Match is Hibernian’s Lizzie Arnot

FULL-TIME Hibernian 3-1 Rangers

Rangers will be pleased with a much improved second half, after a first half that Hibs dominated. Goals from Harrison, Hunter and Heron gave Hibs a 3-0 lead at half-time but late on in the second half Chantelle Brown pulled a goal back.

90+4 mins

Hibs have a free-kick near the right corner flag. Brownlie picks out Graham at the far post but her header goes over.

90+1 mins 

Hibs have anther corner, played short to Williamson whose long range shot just goes over

89 mins

Hibs play a corner short and Williamson’s cross falls at Ewens feet but she can’t get the crucial touch.

88 mins – Rangers Sub


Tweedie replaces McLintock

87 mins – GOAL Hibernian 3-1 RANGERS (Chantelle Brown)


Rangers score with their first shot of any sort. Brown breaks down the right, plays to Katey Turner and whilst Rangers appeal for handball when Hunter blocks her shot – Brown reacts and fires the ball into the bottom left-corner.

81 mins

Rangers have a free-kick and throw players forward, but Paterson’s delivery is easily cleared.

78 mins – Hibernian Double Sub

Sub - HIBS

Chelsea Cornet and Sarah Ewens replaces Lisa Robertson and Caroline Heron.

76 mins

Grahm tees the ball off for Richards, but her shot is blocked.

75 mins

Rangers have a free-kick 40 yards from goal, but Paterson’s delivery is easily dealt with by Hibs. Rangers have been better in the second half.

68 mins – Rangers Triple Subs


Swanson, Adams and McLaughlin are replaced by Sinclair, Faughan and Robertson.

68 mins – Hibs Sub

Sub - HIBS

Emma Brownlie replaces Kirsty Smith

65 mins

Arnot whips an early cross in, Heron turns but her shot is blocked by Rachel O’Neill.

62 mins – Hibs Sub

Sub - HIBS

Abbi Grant replaces Abigail Harrison

58 mins

Swanson tries to play Chantelle Brown down the left wing, but her pass is far too hard.

56 mins

Paterson gives the ball straight to Graham, her shot is saved brilliantly by Johnstone and then Heron’s shot is superbly blocked by Foley. Hibs come close from the resulting corner with Graham’s header cleared off the line by Chantelle Brown.

55 mins

Hibs counter at speed, Harrison cuts off the wing and forces Johnstone into a good save low down at the near post. Hibs waste the corner

50 mins

Joelle Murray whips in a free-kick which Graham’s flicked header goes well wide.

47 mins

Heather Richards tries from distance but shoots just wide. Then Kirsty Smith breaks int the box and her shot stings the palms of Johnstone.


Second half is underway


SWPL 1: Spartans 2-1 Aberdeen (Still going), Stirling University 0-1 Glasgow City (FT), Celtic 2-0 Forfar Farmington (HT).

SWPL 2: Glasgow Girls 1-2 Hutchison Vale (FT), Inverness City 3-5 Hamilton Academical (HT), Buchan Ladies vs Hearts (nothing on Twitter yet, 2pm KO), Jeanfield Swifts vs Queen’s Park (KO 4pm)

HALF-TIME Hibernian 3-0 Rangers

Hibs are 3-0 up here, and completely in control.

45+1 mins

Arnot cuts off the left-wing and sees here shot deflected just wide. The resulting corner is cleared.

44 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 3-0 Rangers (Caroline Heron)

Goal - HIBS

Harrison drives from the half-way line, plays the ball to Arnot down the left. She picks out Heron in the box whose initial shot is blocked, but on the second attempt makes no mistake.

41 mins

Rangers’ Katey Turner cuts of the right, overhits the ball towards Fife who nearly misses the ball but recovers to dive safely onto the ball.

40 mins

Hibs have a free-kick on the edge of the box. Hunter takes it and whips the ball over the bar.

38 mins

Megan Foley whips in a dangerous cross, but Fife catches.

36 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 2-0 Rangers (Siobahn Hunter)

Goal - HIBS

Johnstone comes and misses Arnot’s corner and Hunter’s header loops into the net.

35 mins

Lisa Roberston tries her luck from 35 yards, and Johnstone needs to acrobatically tip the ball away from the top corner.

34 mins

Claire Williamson breaks down the right, her cross is played to Arnot who taps it to the unmarked Heron, but she blasts over. Graham is back on

33 mins

Hibs’s Lucy Grahm is down injured and requiring treatment from the physio. But she seems okay to continue. Hibs down to 10 meanwhile

27 mins

Rangers are getting into the final third, but so far are lacking the final ball.

26 mins

Determined play by Heron and Graham keeps the move alive in the Rangers box, but Heron’s cross is caught by the Rangers keeper

22 mins

Rangers have a corner which Jenna Fife catches.

18 mins – HIBERNIAN 1-0 Rangers (Harrison)

Goal - HIBS

Hibs take the lead. Heather Richards shot is blocked on the edge of the box, Heron lays it up to Harrison who blasts the ball into the bottom right-corner. Great goal

15 mins

Hibs have another corner. Arnot’s delivery is cleared and Rangers look to counter but Lisa Swanson is fouled.

12 mins

Great play by Arnot down the left and she drills a dangerous ball across the box to Harrison, but her effort is far too close to the keeper to trouble.

11 mins

Abigail Harrison tries her luck from outside the box, but her effort is too close to Johnstone.

10 mins

Rangers have a corner, but Hibs manage to clear

9 mins

Great perseverance from Arnot down the left gets a cross in, and Caroline Heron flick is well saved.

8 mins

Hibs have a corner which picks out Lucy Graham but Claire Johnstone catches.

6 mins

Abigai Harrison chases down a lost cause down the right and nearly steals possession of the left-back

2 mins

Hibs have a free-kick on the left-wing near the penalty box. Lisa Robertson swings in a dangerous delivery with Siobhan Hunter heads over.


Hibs and Rangers is underway. Who will win?

13:55: Hibernian vs Rangers
Our focus is now on the SWPL 1 match between Hibernian and Rangers. Here are the teams:

Full-Time: Glasgow Girls 1-3 Hutchison Vale.


Lots of goals at Milburn Academy as it is now Inverness 2-4 Hamilton! Game of the day so far.


Hutchie Vale now 3-1 up against Glasgow Girls

Aberdeen pull a goal back


Spartans go 2-0 vs Aberdeen.


Now Glasgow Girls 1-2 Hutchison Vale


Thanks Malcolm 🙂



Spartans take the lead against Aberdeen!


Second half of Stirling University vs Glasgow City underway. City lead 1-0.

13:20 Half-Time

Half-time at the Milburn Academy, Inverness City 1-2 Hamilton Academical.

13:20 Spartans vs Aberdeen

Spartans and Aberdeen kicked-off at 1pm. It’s still 0-0 and here are the lineups:



It’s also now Glasgow Girls 1-1 Hutchison Vale. Hutchie took the lead just before half-time with Glasgow Girls equalising in the 49th minute.

13:03 – HALF-TIME 

Half-time in the opening match in SWPL 1 and it is Stirling University 0-1 Glasgow City.


Hamilton have also had a goal ruled out for offside.


It is now Hamilton 2-1 Inverness in SWPL 2



And now we have the opening SWPL 1 goal as Glasgow City go 1-0 up against Stirling University


We have the first goal of the 2016 SWPL and it comes in SWPL 2. Hamilton are 1-0 vs Inverness City

Minutes away from the opening SWPL 2 match between Inverness City and Hamilton. Kick-off: 12:30

Glasgow City start their defence of their title. Will they get three points or with Stirling cause an upset?

Glasgow City Lineup

Stirling University Lineup

Welcome to Tartan Kicks’ live coverage of the opening day of the 2016 SWPL season. Whilst we will be mainly concentrating on the SWPL 1 match between Hibernian and Rangers, we will keep you up to date with all the other scores around the grounds.


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