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MURRAY EXPECTING CLOSE MATCH ON SUNDAY

MURRAY EXPECTING CLOSE MATCH ON SUNDAY

By: Hibernian Media on 12 Oct, 2018 16:20

Hibernian captain Joelle Murray is expecting another close encounter with rivals Glasgow City on Sunday when the two sides meet in the SSE Scottish Cup Semi-Final.

The two have again been neck-and-neck all season, with only goal difference separating the sides going into the penultimate league match next weekend.

That will be forgotten about on Sunday, however, with Hibs bidding to win a third straight SSE Scottish Cup. The winners will play Spartans or Motherwell in the final, with both semi-finals to be played at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling, on Sunday.  

Murray said: “We’ve drawn the previous games between the two sides in the league so there’s nothing in it. Both teams come into the game in great form – they’ve got momentum from their Champions League campaign and we had a good result last time out against Stirling University, so I think it’ll be a great one for the neutral.

“If you want to win any competition you need to beat whoever is put in front of you. We knew that whoever we did get we’d have to be focused on the day and bring out A-game to try and get through to the final.

Murray has lifted the Scottish Cup as captain in 2016 and 2017, but familiarity does not dull the anticipation and buzz around the competition.

“It’s the Scottish Cup, a competition any footballer firstly wants to be involved in, but secondly to win, so for me I’m excited and that filters throughout the playing squad and coaching staff.

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Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, with free entry for kids U16. The Hibernian match kicks off at 12pm, with the Motherwell v Spartans match at 4pm.

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