By: Hibernian Media on 14 Oct, 2019 10:21
Hibernian are into the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final for the fifth year in a row after a 4-1 win over Motherwell on Sunday.
Hibs have had a grip of the trophy since 2016 and will aim to continue that hot streak when they take on Glasgow City in this year’s showpiece game on Sunday 24 November at Tynecastle Park.
The Hibees went into this one buoyed by Tuesday’s 13-0 win over Forfar Farmington at the Hibernian Training Centre and hoped to pick up where they left off against ’Well.
They dominated the early exchanges.
The first chance of the game fell to Colette Cavanagh two minutes in, as Amy Gallacher’s cross was headed on by Jamie-Lee Napier.
It fell to Cavanagh but her shot bounced back off the bar.
Three minutes later and Napier thought she had her side an early lead.
Gallacher fed Napier through the middle, who slotted the ball away to the right of the keeper, but watched in dismay as her effort was flagged offside.
Hibernian continued their strong start and eventually opened the scoring in the 22nd minute.
Rachael Boyle’s corner was turned in by a thunderous header from Amy Muir for her first goal for the club.
The lead was doubled in the 30th minute after a delightful ball over the top on the left side from Cavanagh was returned to her by Napier.
She was then able to slot home at the near post.
On the stroke of half-time Hibernian had their third, with Boyle providing another assist from a corner.
Siobhan Hunter met it with a header at the near post.
Into the second half and the pressure continued to mount on Motherwell with a penalty coming 10 minutes after the break after Cavanagh was taken down in the area.
Boyle stepped up to take it but her initial effort was saved by Anna Vincenti.
However, the Motherwell keeper couldn’t hold onto it as Boyle tucked away the rebound on 56 minutes.
Motherwell showed a lot of spirit in the second half and reduced the deficit on 62 minutes when Abby Callaghan’s effort managed to get the better of Jenna Fife.
That proved to be a blip as Hibernian comfortably saw out the tie.
We now go toe-to-toe with perennial powerhouses Glasgow City, who overcame Rangers by the same scoreline earlier in the day.
Report: Struan Garvie.
Image: Craig Doyle Media/Hibernian Ladies.