Rangers 1-4 Hibernian
- First SWPL Cup Semi-Final between Rangers and Hibernian
- Hibernian runners-up last season
- Aberdeen v Glasgow City at 3pm
- Abi Harrison puts Hibs in front in the 10th minute
- Half-Time: Rangers 0-1 Hibernian
- Harrison doubles Hibs lead early on the second half with a shot/cross
- Lizzie Arnot scores Hibs third.
- Chantelle Brown pulls a goal back for Rangers, before Sarah Ewens makes it 4-1.
FULL-TIME Rangers 1-4 Hibernian
87 mins – GOAL Rangers 1-4 HIBERNIAN (Sarah Ewens)
A delightful early through-ball from the right wing by Rachel McLauchlan sends Ewens through on the keeper and she finishes with a delightful chip that finds the top corner.
Rangers gives away a free-kick on the edge of the box on the right, but Rangers just about deal with it. But Hibs come back with Graham playing in Ewens, but Johnstone is out quickly to claim. Good keeping.
84 mins – Hibs Sub
Heather Richards replaces Lisa Robertson
Lizzie Arnot breaks at speed, cuts off the left and into the centre but with better options, she shoots from 25 yards straight at Fife.
Hibs’ corner from Arnot lands on the roof of the net.
80 mins – Hibernian Sub
Siobhan Hunter replaces Harrison
Arnot breaks down the right, and her shot is tipped over by Johnstone.
Hibs has a corner cleared to Robertson, but she shoots just wide of the far post
76 mins – GOAL RANGERS 1-3 Hibernian (Chantelle Brown)
Deja vu? A long ball from Clare Gemmell sends Chantelle Brown into the box, and she chips the keeper with a calm finish
Kirsty Smith makes a brilliant run down the left, but on the edge of the box, she shoots just wide of the left post.
70 mins – Rangers Triple Sub
Kirsty McLaughlin, Rihanna Tweedie and Hayley Sinclair replace Lisa Swanson, Claire Adams and Shelley Faughan.
67 mins – GOAL Rangers 0-3 HIBERNIAN (Lizzie Arnot)
Kirsty Smith breaks down the left, plays Harrison into the box and her cutback across the six-yard box provides Lizzie Arnot with a tap-in
Hibs has another corner. Arnot’s delivery finds Murray whose header hits Rhonda Jones. Arnot whips in a dangerous second ball to the far post, but Brownlie can’t turn the ball in.
Rangers break into the Hibs’ half, but any chance is wasted as Foley shoots from distance and it is an easy save for Fife.
Pressure from Ewens forces Johnstone to concede a corner. The delivery is good, Graham flicks the ball on, but Rangers just about clear.
Hibs has a free-kick on the left-wing. Emma Brownlie whips in a delightful ball and Graham heads wide at the far post
Rangers has a corner, but Adams’ delivery is claimed by Fife. Hibs break down the left through Smith, but her cross is claimed by the Rangers’ keeper at the near post.
51 mins – Goal Rangers 0-2 HIBERNIAN (Abi Harrison)
Did she mean this? Harrison breaks down the left, and her cross/shot sails over Johnstone’s hand and into the net.
Hibs’ get a great ball in from Arnot, and Graham shoots just over in the box.
Ewens lays the ball off for Harrison, but her curled shot is deflected wide. The Hibs’ corner comes to nothing.
Hibs has started the second half at speed, but couldn’t quite get a shot off.
Rangers gets the second half underway
HALF-TIME: Rangers 0-1 Hibernian
Rangers have played with real intensity, but apart from Katey Turner down the left, they’ve not really threatened Hibs. Hibs deserve the lead, and should really be 2-0 up after Ewens’ chance.
Should be 2-0 to Hibs. Cornet plays a great ball through to Harrison, but her first touch allows Rangers to tackle. But Cornet wins the ball back, plays to Sarah Ewens and from an identical position from the goal, fires over.
Arnot gets down the left, crosses to the far post where Harrison heads back across goal to Lisa Robertson, but she heads wide. Great chance. Rangers has Megan Foley down injured.
Cornet plays an eaerly ball into the box looking for Ewens, but Johnstone claims with ease.
Rangers has the ball in danger zone with Turner down the left, McLauchlan recovers, but Robertson’s back-pass puts Hibs under real pressure – but they clear with Harrison down the left who sees her powerful shot saved.
Hibs has another corner, but Rangers clear and break down the left through Turner. She beats Rachel McLauchlan to break into the box, but clever defending from Kirsty Smith sees her run out of space and its a Hibs’ goal kick.
Great early ball from Robertson plays Harrison into the box, but her first touch lets her down and Rangers clear.
Confusion as Rangers look like they have a corner, but its not taken and offside is given. I’m not too sure what happened.
34 mins – Rangers Booking
Claire Adams is booked for a late challenge on Emma Brownlie. Harrison is back on the pitch so 11 v 11
Abi Harrison is still receiving treatment, so Hibs are currently down to ten players.
Arnot puts in a beautiful cross down the left, and looks like it has picked out Lucy Graham at ther far post, but Chantelle Brown makes a brilliant clearing header. Abi Harrison is down for HIbs…
Rangers’ Katey Turner plays an early ball to the right-wing, to no one. They are really struggling to open up the Edinburgh side, but are still pressing with real intensity.
At the byline, Arnot cuts the ball back to Chelsa Cornet but her shot is blocked by Rhonda Jones.
Another Hibs corner, this time taken by Lisa Robertson. Her delivery picks out a crowd of players in the six-yard box, but Johnstone claims. Good spell of pressure from Hibs.
Hibs has another corner. Arnot takes it with pace, and Joelle Murray shoots wide under strong Rangers’ pressure.
Hibs break into a dangerous position, but Arnot’s final ball is poor. Apart from the goal, Hibs has yet to really threaten Rangers.
Hibs has a corner on the right. Arnot’s delivery is cleared, and as Foley tries to break, Arnot recovers to make a superb tackle.
Rangers break down the right at speed, but Megan Foley’s cross is poor.
Rangers’ Megan Foley goes for the spectacular as a throw picks her out 30 yards from goal, but she turns and volleys well over.
Harrison plays a delightful through-ball into the Rangers box towards Ewens, but Claire Johnstone is quick off her line to claim the ball.
10 mins – GOAL Rangers 0-1 HIBERNIAN (Abi Harrison)
From a throw, Lucy Graham works the ball into the Rangers’ box, Harrison beats her marker and then volleys into the top of the net. Great goal
Both Sarah Ewens and Lucy Graham have shooting opportunities on the edge of the Rangers box, but the Gers defence deals with it well
Rangers’ has the first corner of the game. Claire Adams’ delivery is cleared only as far as Clare Gemmell, whose shot from the edge of the box is tricky, but saved by Jenna Fife.
Hibs’ Lisa Robertson pass to Joelle Murray put the Hibs defence under pressure as Lisa Swanson closes, but they deal with it.
Rangers are pressing Hibernian with real intensity, but neither side have yet to open either up.
Frantic start. Lucy Graham gets a shot away, but not only does it go over, but it is offside. Rangers’ Rachel O’Neill requires treatment, but seems able to continue
Hibs gets the semi-final underway
The teams are coming out. We are seconds away from kick-off.
Earlier on in the season, Hibernian beat Rangers 3-1. But in recent weeks, it has been Rangers who have been the team in form, winning their past three games.
11:55 – Rangers Lineup
Claire Johnston, Rhonda Jones, Rachel O’Neill, Megan Foley, Katey Turner, Lisa Swanson, Clare Gemmell (c), Claire Adams, Shelley Faughan, Jordan McLintock, Chantelle Brown. Subs: Laura Hamilton, Chelsie Watson, Kirsty McLauglin, Rihanna Tweedie, Hayley Sinclair, Ashley Nicolson, Leanne Hughes
11:55 – Hibernian Lineup
Jenna Fife, Lisa Robertson, Lizzie Arnot, Sarah Ewens, Kirsty Smith, Rachel McLauchlan, Lucy Graham, Joelle Murray (c), Chelsea Cornet, Abi Harrison, Emma Brownlie. Subs: Clare Williamson, Siobhan Hunter, Lia Tweedie, Tiffany Kawana-Waugh, Heather Richards.
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