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Four goals in the last seventeen minutes saw Scottish Women's Premier League Cup holders Hibernian start their defence of the trophy with a 4-0 win away to local rivals Hearts.
The SWPL 2 side defended valiantly until the 73rd minute, when Shannon McGregor gave Hibs the lead. Lia Tweedie quickly added a second and Hibs went on to crown the win with further strikes from Katey Turner and Kirsty Smith.
Motherwell went down by the only goal of the game in their trip to Rangers. A well contested game was settled with seven minutes remaining, when Chantelle Brown scored with a low angled shot.
Becky Galbraith was the heroine for Stirling University as she scored a hat-trick in their 3-2 victory over Central Girls Academy, who replied through Naomi Welch and Chelsea McEachran.
Glasgow City eased into the quarter finals by scoring seven times without reply past FC Kilmarnock. Kirsty Howat was on target four times and she was joined on the scoresheet by Abbi Grant, Joanne Paton and Megan Foley.
Last season's SWPL 2 Champions met the team they replaced in the top flight this season and it was Forfar Farmington who were 3-0 winners over Aberdeen. Forfar led at half time through a goal from Cheryl Kilcoyne and after the break, Robyn Smith added a second and Danni McGinley completed the scoring in injury time.
Celtic booked their place in the last eight with a 4-0 victory against St Johnstone. Nicole Pullar was on target twice for the Hoops along with Heather Richards and Ruesha Littlejohn.
Spartans were 3-1 winners over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale in their local derby tie. Krissy Williams got EUHV off to a great start by giving them a third minute lead, with Bobbie Beveridge heading Spartans level midway through the first half. Rachel Walkingshaw drilled in a 25-yard shot to put Spartans ahead just before half time and Elena Santoyo-Brown secured the victory with the third late on.
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