My personal blog on Scottish Women's Football
FULL-TIME Hibernian 2-0 Celtic
So the Scottish Women’s Cup will be Glasgow City vs Hibernian on the 8th November. It will be a cracker.
Ruesha Littlejohn tries her luck from 35 yards, but it goes wide.
Harrison’s cross is blocked by Craig and Cornet has her shot saved from close range. From the next attack, Richards sees her shot saved by Fay.
Smith tries her luck from 35 yards and sees her effort beat Fay, but smash off the crossbar!
Harrison breaks into the box after Cornet’s pass, and sees her shot brilliantly saved by Fay low down at the near post.
Steel scuffs a shot wide of the left post
76 mins – Celtic sub
Megan Heafey replaces Collete Cavanagh
75 mins GOAL HIBERNIAN 2-0 Celtic (Abigail Harrison)
Kirsty Smith breaks into the box and sees her shot smash off the far post. Hibs recycle the ball and score as Harrison, from 20 yards placed the ball into the bottom right corner. Great goal
McBrearty’s looping long range effort just goes over
Celtic are really lucky here. Harrison’s cross is deflected towards goal by Clark, but it richochets off Connolly and clear.
Now Celtic come close to equalising. McBrearty’s 30 yard free-kick picks out Craig at the far post, her header loops over Fife but Joelle Murray acrobatically clears off the line! That was Celtic’s first shot on goal
Hibs should score! Brownlie’s cross hits Clark and the ball sets up kindly for Arnot at the far post, but her header is weak and easy for Fay.
Chelsea Cornet sees her long range effort blocked.
Kirsty Smith’s cross is dangerous and Craig misjudges her header back to Fay, but the keeper reacts and claims.
Hibs come close from a free-kick on the left-wing. Robertson’s ball in finds Brownlie, but she heads wide.
Heather Richards plays a lovely through-ball that seems to have sent Robertson through on goal, but Danielle Connolly makes the crucial interception.
Siobhan Hunter tries her luck from 40 yards, but Fay watches it all the way and catches it
The second half is underway. Can Celtic get a goal back?
HALF-TIME Hibernian 1-0 Celtic
It’s been all Hibernian, and they lead thanks to Chloe Arthur’s wonder goal. But Celtic have shown the pose a threat from set-pieces.
Lisa Robertson sees her 25 yard shot just go over.
Celtic come close. McBrearty’s corner picks out Craig, but she heads wide!
Great Hibs interplay sees Richards try to pick out Harrison in the box, but Fay is alert to the danger and claims
A long bouncing ball sends Arthur into the box but her shot is blocked by Chloe Craig. Half-hearted appeals for a handball are ignored by the ref.
37 mins – Hibs sub
Chelsea Cornet replaces Lia Tweedie
34 mins Celtic Sub
Lauren Steel replaces Beatriz Regalado
Celtic have a free-kick 40 yards from goal. McBrearty’s delivery picks out Regalado who heads back across goal, but Kelly Clark can’t get the crucial touch to send it goalwards.
Hibs have a free-kick from 40 yards. Brownlie’s delivery is good, but Fay does well to claim ahead of Harrison’s challenge.
Kirsty Smith’s cross looks like it might cause Fay trouble, but she catches at the far post
Arnot cuts off the right at blazes over from 25 yards.
Arnot breaks down the left, picks out Tweedie who turns a defender but her shot is blocked.
19 mins GOAL HIBERNIAN 1-0 Celtic (Chloe Arthur)
Celtic fail to clear a Hibs attack and the ball falls to Chloe Arthur who from 25 yards fires a dipping effort into the top left corner, giving Fay no chance. What a strike!
Harrison’s cross picks out Heather Richards, but she fails to make strong contact with her shot and Fay claims.
Tenacious play sees Harrison break into the box but she fires over.
Hibs come close. Emma Brownlie’s deep cross finds Lia Tweedie in the box, but her side-footed volley is saved by Gemma Fay.
Warning for Celtic. Abi Harrison cuts off the right and is allowed room to run, but her shot hits a defender.
Celtic have a free kick, 40 yards out but Cara McBrearty’s delivery is just too high to find a Celtic player.
The Second Semi-Final gets underway.
14:57 – Hibernian Team
Fife, Arnot, Arthur, Brownlie, Harrison, Hunter, Murray, Richards, Robertson, Smith, Tweedie
14:57 – Celtic Team
Fay, Cavanagh, Clark, Connolly, Craig, Littlejohn, McBrearty, McGuire, Paton, Regalado, Lindsay.
Welcome to my live-text coverage of the second Scottish Women’s Cup Semi-Final between Hibernian and Celtic.