Scottish Gas Women's Scottish Cup Final
Rangers v Heart of Midlothian
Sunday, 26 May 2024, kick off 2:30pm
Hampden Park

Rangers and Hearts will meet in the Scottish Gas Women's Scottish Cup Final on Sunday, with both teams looking to get their hands on the trophy for the first time. 

The match will kick off at 2:30pm live on BBC One Scotland.

Previous Meetings 

The teams have met five times already this season and, although Rangers definitely hold the upper hand, Hearts will take motivation from the fact that they have been able to defeat Rangers in this calendar year.

Rangers enjoyed 2-1, 1-0 and 3-0 victories in the league and a 4-1 win in the Sky Sports Cup, while Hearts' sole victory came through a sole Katie Lockwood goal.

Cup Form 

Neither side have won this competition but Rangers have reached the Final on three occasions. They lost to Glasgow City in 2009 then Hibernian in 2010 before losing 2-0 to Celtic last year, in the first final since the competition had been revamped and the Final moved to the National Stadium.

Rangers have been imperious as they look to get their hands on the trophy for the first time, scored 29 goals and conceding only two so far.

After dominant wins against Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee United they were pegged back to 2-2 by Hibernian with 25 minutes remaining before their class told in a 6-2 victory.

The Semi-Final against Celtic proved to be a cagey affair until Chelsea Cornet powered Rangers into the lead with a header and Kirsty Howat's lobbed securing their place in the Final.

Hearts are competing in their first final and they have remarkably reached this stage without conceding a single goal.

Like Rangers, they enjoyed comfortable wins against East Fife and Edinburgh Caledonia respectively in the first two rounds.

They faced a much tougher test in the Quarter-Final against another top six SWPL side in Queen's Park, before Lizzie Waldie's secured a 1-0 win with a late goal.

They went in to the Semi-Final against Spartans as big favourites and Eva Olid's side delivered a mature performance, recording a 3-0 win with goals from Kate Mooney, Kathleen McGovern and Carly Girasoli.

Pre-match Thoughts

Rangers Head Coach Jo Potter: "I think it is huge, already being in a cup final this season brings lots of experience for the players and just feeling the emotions of the day.

“Feeling the pressures, coming through those pressures. We know how we started the game; we know how we ended the game, with it being in the same season you can really take a lot from it.

“We have got to bring it all together, no day everyone is perfect, football is not a perfect game to be had but we want to be as close to it as we can.

“We want to make it a good day, we have got to lean on the experiences that we had in the semi-final and the final previously.

“We have got to take that all into account and bring it all together on Sunday."

Hearts Head Coach Eva Olid: "The most important thing is to enjoy it. We know we don’t have the pressure to win the game, just being there is amazing.

"We have nothing to lose and I think we cannot lose the enjoyment because we are putting a pressure on ourselves that’s not there.

"It’s always difficult against the top three but the fact that we’ve beaten them this season helps a lot to help the team believe.

"If we had never won against them it would be difficult because they have a lot of experience, a lot of Rangers players have already played a final and of course in this scenario everything is in their favour."

How to Watch

The match will be live on BBC One Scotland and the BBC IPlayer.

Match Programmes 

Programmes will be available free of charge within the stadium.