By: Hibernian Media on 19 Sep, 2019 23:21
Hibernian Ladies play host to Celtic in the Scottish Women’s Premier League on Sunday.
It’s second against third as Grant Scott’s side can go level on points with the Hoops with a win.
Hibs have a game in hand, but this weekend’s match is an opportunity to cut that gap.
Celtic were victorious the last time the two sides met, with a 3-0 win in May.
However, when they last travelled East they were on the end of a 2-1 defeat.
Scott’s side come into the match fresh off their 3-0 win against Hamilton which saw them progress into the semi-finals of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, where they’ll face Motherwell.
Despite the importance of the UEFA Women’s Champions League match in Prague next week, the Hibees’ Head Coach recognises that Sunday’s match is of equal importance.
He said: “It’s a really tough match. Celtic have certainly developed into a much stronger looking, disciplined team than in previous seasons.
“They’ve got great ambition about them. They want that second place, same as we do. I’m sure they also want to compete in the cup competitions.
“Whatever Celtic team turns up this weekend, it’s going to be a really tough job for the girls.
“We know what we’re up against. The girls seem to raise it in the big games for us, so we’ve got a hard week of work in preparation for that because it’ll be a big one.”
The action gets underway at Ainslie Park at 1pm on Sunday with tickets costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.
The team would love to have your support before they fly out for the second leg of the Round of 32 against SK Slavia Praha.
Report: David Ronney.
Image: Craig Doyle Media/Hibernian Ladies.