Hibernian 3-1 Celtic – Scottish Women’s Cup Quarter-Final – Live-Text
Hibernian 3-1 Celtic
- All SWPL 1 Scottish Women’s Cup Quarter-Final
- Hibs won previous three clashes by one goal
- Kelly Clark’s deflected free-kick gives Celtic the lead in the 7th minute
- HT: Hibernian 0-1 Celtic
- Abi Harrison equalises for Hibs, before completing her hat-trick
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FULL-TIME Hibernian 3-1 Celtic
A game of two halves. Celtic brilliant in the first, but Hibernian outplayed them in the second with a superb hat-trick from Harrison.
Richards a speculative long range shot that goes well over.
Hibs counter and nearly score a fourth, but Graham’s shot from inside the box is saved low down by Cunningham. Lacked the power.
Celtic win a late corner which Hibs clear.
Emma Browlie’s deep cross finds Lucy Graham but her header is straight at Cunningham who makes the save
88 mins – PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Abi Harrison for what seems to be her match-winning hat-trick. Been a different player in the second half.
Chelsea Cornet’s through-ball nearly picks out McLauchlan in the Celtic box, but she plays the ball just ahead of her.
85 mins – Celtic Sub
Cara McBrearty replaces Abbi Grant
McLauchlan tests the keeper from the edge fo the boxm but Cunningham saves
Chance for McLauchlan but her powerful shot inside the box was parried away by Cunningham.
Half chance for Celtic but Richards shoots wide from distance
79 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 3-1 Celtic (Harrison hat-trick)
Hat-trick for Harrison! An early cross from McLauchlan picks out Harrison’s run, and her first time effort beats Cunningham at the near post, chipping her. Great finish!
77 mins – CELTIC BOOKING
Natalie Ross now goes into the book.
76 mins – CELTIC BOOKING
Kerry Montgomery is booked for a handball on the turf as she tries and kncoks the ball clear of teh Hibs player.
Celtic has a free-kick, 30 yards out on the right channel. Richards’ ball in is headed clear for a throw by Brownlie.
Celtic want a penalty as Abbi Grant and Clare Williamson tangle legs by the byline, but the ref gives a goal kick
Arnot sets up Harrison on the edge of the box, but the Hibs’ forward shoots wide.
Harrison cuts off the right before shooting well over.
Celtic wins a corner through good work from Mulvey. Richards’ delivery is headed clear by Murray
Arnot’s corner falls to Harrison who cuts the ball back across goal to McLauchlan who shoots just wide. Hibs looking for that crucial third goal.
Arnot controls the ball in the box and her shot is tipped over by the keeper
Kirsty Smith’s cross nearly goes in and is tipped onto the bar by Cunningham before the ball reaches Robertson whose long range effort goes over.
62 mins – DISALLOWED GOAL
Hibs think they’ve scored a third when Kirsty Smith’s driven shot from the left-wing deflects in off Cunningham’s foot, but the assistant decided she was found in an offside position.
Hibs come close to a third. Arnot’s cross finds Robertson whose shot is palmed away by Cunningham
Hibs has a corner. They work it short, and Kirsty Smith’s cross si headed just wide by Joelle Murray
57 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 2-1 Celtic (Abi Harrison)
Four chances two goals. A cross from McLauchlan is tapped in by Harrison
Harrison is on a mission to win this single handedly! This time, her powerful shot just goes over the bar.
Hibs nearly take the lead! Rachel McLauchlan’s long ball forward finds Harrison in a similar position for her goal but this time she stabs the ball wide
Hibs get the ball into Celtic’s box and the balll never seems to sit for anyone and eventually Harrison skies the ball over.
Hibs win a corner but Arnot’s delivery is just about cleared.
52 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 1-1 Celtic (Abi Harrison)
Long ball down the middle finds Harrison onside and she finds the bottom corner with a great finish.
Hibs win a corner. Arnot’s delivery is powwerful and delivered into the six-yard box, but no one can get their head on it.
Hibs have a free-kick on the left-wing. Robertson’s ball falls to Harrison whose firmly hit volley is brilliantly saved by Cunningham and then Robertson’s long range shot just goes wide.
Rachel McLauchlan has a shot deflected from 20 yards, and Cunningham makes the save.
Hibs get the second half underway
We’re close to the second half, and it looks like Hibs might be making a sub. I’m not 100% sure though. Nope, I seem to be wrong, no subs yet from either side.
HALF-TIME – Hibernian 0-1 Celtic
So Celtic lead at half-time. They’ve deserved to, and look the better going forward. But will they live to regret getting another goal? You expect Hibs to come out strong in the second half, but so will Celtic. There is an intriguing 45 minutes of football coming up.
Lizzie Arnot has a shot blocked on the edge of the box. Hibs have gotten into dangerous positions but each time, there’s been a Celtic defender to make the crucial block or interception.
Celtic has a corner. Richards’ delivery reaches the far post where Clark heads it wide, but Georgie Rafferty nearly manages to divert in goalwards.
Long range effort from Grant bounces just ahead of Jefferies, but the Hibs’ keeper makes the save.
A Hibs cross is only cleared by Clark to Kirsty Smith who takes a touch and then her shot from 20 yards is well saved by Cunningham.
The free-kick from Robertson finds Brownlie, but her looping header is caught by Cunningham.
33 mins – Celtic Booking
Heather Richards is shown a yellow card
Wonderful cross from Grant is cleared behind by Emma Brownlie ahead of Suzanne Mulvey. Heather Richards’ corner is overhit.
I think Harrison playing as the striker through the middle is reducing her impact. She’s often wanting to go to the wings. If the score remains the same at half-time, I won’t be surprised if Sarah Ewens comes on and Harrison moves to the wing
Harrison cuts off the right wing and plays a ball into the box looking for Arnot, but she overhits the ball.
Sloppy passing from the Hibs defence gift Celtic possession on the edge of the home-side box but Howat’s shot just goes wide of the far post.
Great cross from Lizzie Arnot is cleared behind by Celtic’s left-back Ellis Dalgliesh. Arnot’s corner is cleared by Celtic. Better from Hibs who have yet to really find the gaps behind the Celtic back-line.
Richards plays Grant through – the whistle goes – is that a penalty? No, Grant who seemed to be brought down is ruled offside.
A long ball forward sends Harrison behind the Celtic defence, but Cunningham is quick off her line to make the required interception
Celtic look dangerous each time they come forward. Alex Middleton’s superb cross is well caught by Jefferies
Hibs has a free-kick just inside the Celtic half. Emma Brownlie launches the ball int the box, but the ball won’t just fall for a Hibs’ player
Harrison cuts inside and then shoots over from 25 yards. The home side yet to test Celtic’s keeper.
Kirsty Howat has a couple of chances on the edge of the Hibs’ box but each time there is a defender there to make the block.
Harrison twist and turns in the box and her cut-back is cleared by Georgie Rafferty. Hibs rework the ball back and Chelsea Cornet’s cross is claimed by Megan Cunningham.
7 mins – GOAL Hibernian 0-1 CELTIC (Kelly Clark)
Celtic has a free-kick from 30 yards, won by Abbi Grant. Kelly Clark takes it and her effort deflects off the wall, wrong foots Jefferies in goal and into the net.
Nearly a spectacular opener for Abbi Grant. The Celtic forward cuts off the left-wing and from about 25 yards, tries to curl the ball into the top corner and her effort just goes wide.
First chance to Hibs as Abi Harrison has a shot deflected through to Celtic’s keeper Megan Cunningham. Even start between the sides.
Who will reach the Quarter-Finals?
13:58 – Hibernian Team
Hibs XI: Jefferies, Williamson, Robertson, Arnot, Smith, McLauchlan, Graham, Murray (C) Cornet, Harrison, Brownlie #GGTTH
— Hibernian Ladies (@HibsLadies) September 4, 2016
13:58 – Celtic Team
Today’s starting XI: Cunningham, Middleton, Clark(c), Rafferty, Dalgliesh, Ross, Montgomery, Richards, Grant, Howat, Mulvey.
— CelticFCWomen (@CelticFCWomen) September 4, 2016
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