Sky Sports Cup: Rangers beat Spartans, Hibs win ahead of Glasgow City to reach final | football news

Rangers are in their first-ever Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup final after beating Spartans 4-0 in the Sky Sports Cup.

Despite the penalty shoot-out heroics of the last two rounds, the SWPL champions proved too severe a test for the Spartans, who fell early on.

Malky Thomson’s side – who have yet to concede a goal on home soil this season – owed Chelsea Cornet the opener when they scored the home goal after seven minutes.

Kayla McCoy then scored her first goal of the season in this competition when she converted a penalty before half-time.

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Kayla McCoy scored from the penalty spot for Rangers

Rangers continued their scoring streak in the second half as Finland international Jenny Danielson scored her third goal from a superb Brogan Hay cross.

Lizzie Arnot interfered with her ninth goal in all SWPL competitions to round out the win.

Glasgow City 1-2 Hibernians

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Krystyna Freda scored both sides of the half for Hibs

Another Edinburgh club awaits Rangers in the final as Hibernian defeated historic rivals Glasgow City

Former City striker Krystyna Freda returned to haunt her old side as she scored both goals for Hibs and capitalized on a mistake in defense for her first before doubling her lead with 15 minutes remaining.

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Hibernian hopes to win the trophy for the eighth time

The hosts provided a dramatic finish when Mairead Fulton scored to make it 2-1 with six minutes remaining, but despite the pressure Hibs held on.

It’s City’s first loss of the domestic season as Hibernian prepares for Easter Road Club’s twelfth final.

The Tynecastle Final will be the first SWPL match to be broadcast live on Sky Sports

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 31: A general stadium view during a Premier Sports Cup match between Hearts and Kilmarnock at Tynecastle on August 31, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)
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The Sky Sports Cup Final takes place at Tynecastle Park

The Sky Sports Cup Final takes place at Tynecastle Park on Sunday 11th December and will be the first SWPL game to be screened exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Tynecastle have hosted the last two Scottish Women’s Cup finals, the last of which saw Celtic defeat Glasgow City.

SWPL chief executive Fiona McIntyre said: “We are delighted to have secured Tynecastle Park for the 2022/23 final.

“The clubs and players have all spoken very positively about their experience here and commented on the incredible atmosphere that is being created in Tynecastle, which is well known to fans of Scottish football.

“I am also delighted that this will be the first match to be broadcast on Sky Sports since announcing our record partnership.

“Together with Sky Sports and the two finalists, we look forward to a historic moment for girls’ and women’s football.”

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SWPL chief executive Fiona McIntyre reacts to the Sky Sports Cup semi-final draw, while Hearts CEO Andrew McKinlay discusses why the club are hosting the final at Tynecastle Park

Heart of Midlothian CEO Andrew McKinlay added: “We are delighted to host the inaugural Sky Sports Cup Final at Tynecastle Park.

“Tynecastle is known across the country as one of the best venues for atmosphere and we hope everyone involved with this game has an unforgettable experience.

“Sky Sports will provide a significant presence for women’s football, which is paramount to its growth, and we are delighted to be part of that by hosting this exciting game.”



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