By: Hibernian Media on 16 Nov, 2019 17:37
Hibernian Ladies conclude their Scottish Women’s Premier League campaign this weekend as they travel north to take on Forfar Farmington.
The Station Park side secured their place in the top flight for next season after a goalless draw against Spartans last weekend, with the now relegated Stirling University falling to a 7-2 defeat at Ainslie Park.
The two sides last met at the Hibernian Training Centre in a 13-0 win for Grant Scott’s side. However, with their safety now secured, the Head Coach expects a relaxed side this weekend.
He said: “The pressure of their situation in recent times can do strange things to players and now that the pressure is off, Forfar could put in a more assured and relaxed display than the last time we met.
“My job will be to make sure our players are prepared properly and dictate enough play ourselves on the day to hopefully win the match as we still need points.
“The second half of the season has been quite intense, with a lot of matches, but we’ve enjoyed it and that’s what we work for.
“With the international weekend, the players were able to take a few days off and I’ve seen a freshness about them, which I’m hoping will see us finish the season on a high.”
With Glasgow City’s first league defeat in over three years occurring last weekend at the hands of Celtic, the battle for second place will go down to the final day with both Hibernian and Celtic level on points.
While the Easter Road side are ahead on goal difference, Scott knows the importance of picking up maximum points on Sunday and to carry momentum into next week’s SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final.
Scott added: “As I say we need the points to hopefully secure second place in the league once again and that’s the only focus for Sunday.
“We want everyone to know we’re still the best of the rest, with City having run away with the league this year.
“Only then can we allow ourselves to use a hopefully positive performance and result as motivation to maintain our levels heading into the final.”
The action gets underway at Station Park at 2pm on Sunday with tickets costing £4 for adults and £3 for seniors, while Under-16s go free.
If you can’t make it to the match then updates will be posted across Hibernian Ladies' social channels - @HibsLadies on Twitter and Instagram.
As usual we'll have the full match replay for Hibs TV subscribers, with the highlights and post-match interviews available on Hibs TV Freeview.
Words: David Ronney.
Image: Craig Doyle Media/Hibernian Ladies.