Hat-tricks from Katey Turner and Lisa Robertson saw Hibernian progress to the Semi-Finals of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup as they beat Glasgow Girls 9-0. It was Robertson who opened the scoring for the holders in the fifth minute before Emma Brownlie headed in the second goal for the holders. In the 21st minute, Robertson scored her second goal through a long-distance shot that curled just beyond the reach of the Glasgow Girls’ keeper Lisa Kerr. Turner then got onto the scoresheet after she reacted quickest after Kirsty Smith’s shot smashed off the crossbar before the forward scored her second just before half-time.
In the second half, Hibernian did not take their foot off the pedal, and just after the hour mark, Chelsea Cornet made it 6-0. Soon after, Katey Turner completed her hat-trick after converting a penalty which she had won. And then it was the turn of Lisa Robertson to complete her hat-trick with seven minutes remaining. Hibernian’s ninth goal came with the last kick of the game after Kirsty Smith finally found the back of the net with a long-range effort, having come close several times during the game.
Despite the one-sided nature of the scoreline, Glasgow Girls did cause the home side some issues with their best chance falling to Lauren Coleman.
Robertson Opens The Scoring
Hibs could have opened the scoring in the third minute where Lisa Robertson’s free-kick picked out Joelle Murray, but the Hibs captain’s head was well saved by Glasgow Girls’ keeper Lisa Kerr.
Two minutes later, it was 1-0. A lovely interchange from Kirsty Smith and Katey Turner down the left allowed the cross to come in, and there was Robertson in the box to place the ball past the keeper.
Soon after, it was 2-0 to Hibs when Amy Gallacher’s corner picked out Emma Brownlie, and the centre-back headed the ball past the keeper.
The home side kept up the pressure with Abi Harrison having a long-range shot saved by Kerr, and Robertson and Ellis Notely heading wide – but then, Glasgow Girls gave Hibs a warning. Sam Macpherson broke down the left and delivered a cross to Rachel Ashe in the box, but she was unable to bring the ball down and the chance was gone.
But then it was 3-0 to the home side when Robertson stole possession from Charmaine McGuire and then curled the ball beyond the keeper from the edge of the box.
Turner Scores Two Late In First Half
Glasgow Girls had a great chance to pull a goal back when Lauren Coleman was played into the box, but Hannah Reid made a great save with her legs.
Hibernian’s fourth was so nearly a stunning goal as Kirsty Smith shot from 35 yards but it smashed off the underside of the bar, bounced down on the line and Katey Turner reacted quickest to score. Soon after, Turner had her second when Harrison drove an early cross into the box, and the forward flicked the ball into the bottom-right corner.
Both Turner and Robertson had decent chances to complete their hat-trick early in the second half. Turner had a shot deflected onto the post by a great sliding block by Megan Logan, and then, later on, Robertson had a golden chance but shot wide from about 20 yards out.
Cornet Makes It 6-0
Second-half substitute Lia Tweedie had two good chances for Hibs, but it would be Chelsea Cornet who would score their sixth – thanks to another substitute, Cailin Michie. Her through-ball sent Cornet into the box, and she placed the ball past the keeper.
Despite being six down, Glasgow Girls had not given up scoring a goal and they came close through their first corner, but neither Coleman or Georgina McTear was able to stab the ball home.
Turner And Robertson Complete Hat-Tricks
Katey Turner was then able to complete her hat-trick. After being brought down in the box by Chloe Docherty, she picked herself up and sent Kerr the wrong way.
Late on, Kirsty Smith had two good scoring chances, heading over Turner’s cross and then seeing a long-range effort tipped over by Kerr.
In the 83rd minute, Lisa Robertson completed her hat-trick after driving the ball past the keeper from Lia Tweedie’s cross.
With the last kick of the game, it was 9-0. After having a series of long-range efforts during the game either saved or hitting the woodwork, Kirsty Smith finally found the back of the net with her 30-yard effort finding the top-right corner.
Hibernian: Hannah Reid; Shannon Leishman (Rachel Small 75), Emma Brownlie (Lucy Graham 75), Joelle Murray, Kirsty Smith; Lisa Robertson, Ellis Notely, Chelsea Cornet; Amy Gallacher (Lia Tweedie 58), Katey Turner, Abi Harrison (Cailin Michie HT).
Glasgow Girls: Lisa Kerr; Chloe Docherty, Megan Logan (Kirsty McDonald 54), Georgina McTear, Gillian Sloey (Maxine Fury 65); Charmaine McGuire, Rachel Halliday (Stacey Bannon 90+1), Samantha Macpherson; Rachel Ashe, Lauren Coleman, Lauren Evans.