Above: Ayr United celebrate Rachel Scott’s goal at Westdyke which put them 2-0 up. Photo: Jill Runcie / Sportpix.
Championship cup holders Dryburgh Athletic have been knocked out by league rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in their home quarter-final as part of a dramatic weekend of cup ties across Scottish Women’s Football.
A goal from Caley Thistle favourite Natalie Bodiam and a Dryburgh own goal secured a place in the semi-finals for the Highlanders.
However, it was reverse fortunes for the two clubs in the youth cups. Inverness Caledonian Thistle saw their U18s side miss out on the final of the Scottish Youth Challenge Cup, narrowly losing 2-1 to Drumchapel Utd at the Oriam.
Drumchapel will face Musselburgh Windsor 18s in the final, who had beaten Dumbarton Utd 6-2 earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, Dryburgh can take consolation from their 14s side, who had reached the final of their age group’s Scottish Youth Challenge Cup on Saturday. The Dundee Girls will now face Glasgow City Pink in the final, while the 16s final will be contested by Giffnock SC and Penicuik after they beat Glasgow Girls and Central Girls respectively at the Oriam.
SWF League One leaders FC Edinburgh join Caley Thistle in the Championship and League One Cup semi-finals after beating Grampian Ladies 3-0 in the northeast, while their league rivals Westdyke suffered their first defeat of the season at home at the hands of Championship side Ayr United to conclude a hat-trick of away victories in the cup.
The remaining semi-finalist will be decided on Tuesday night, when a thrilling tie between the current top two in the SWF Championship – Livingston and Rossvale – will take place under the Tony Macaroni Stadium floodlights. The game kicks off at 7:45pm.
In the only SWF League One fixture of the weekend, BSC Glasgow beat Dundee West 3-1 at home to climb to seventh in the table.