Hibernian Ladies progressed into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Celtic Reserves.
Hibs led for a long time through a solitary strike from Frankie Brown before late goals from Lisa Robertson and Emma Brownlie secured victory and put a more realistic complexion on the scoreline.
Manager Willie Kirk commented: "We may have had only a slender lead until the final few minutes but I never felt we were in any danger.
"We had a few efforts on their goal without putting them under too much pressure.
"Fair play to Celtic Reserves, they were fantastic and demanded a lot from one another.
"They are a young team that has come through the youth ranks together and I would like to see that togetherness from my side.
"It was great to see Lisa Robertson back in the side. She has such a determination about her cannot fail to rub off onto her team-mates.
"I would prefer to avoid Glasgow City or Celtic in the next round, but we are just glad to be there and are one step closer to a third successive final."
Hibernian Ladies: Hannah Reid, Frankie Brown (Lizzie Arnott 62'), Siobhan Hunter, Emma Brownlie, Lisa Robertson, Rebecca Zoltie (Hollie Thomson 65'), Kirsty McLaughlin, Caroline Weir, Laura Kennedy, Susan Fairlie, Kirsty Smith. Substitute not used: Joelle Murray.
Elsewhere, Hibernian Reserves defeated Hibernian 1875 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lynsey Cowan.
The goal scorer commented afterwards: "It was a close game during which both teams had opportunities.
"It was a little strange to be playing another Hibs side in the cup and knowing the girls added a little bit extra to the tie.
"It would be a great experience to come up against a side like Glasgow City or Celtic in the next round; however I'm sure that no matter who we draw, each and every player that pulls on the green shirt will give it their all and hopefully we will progress further in the competition."