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Sun 01 Nov 2020
Scottish Building Society SWPL 1
HT 0-3
Motherwell Motherwell Women
0
Hibernian Hibernian Women
6
Rachael Boyle (
14')
Charlotte Potts (
17', 60')
Amy Muir (
23')
Colette Cavanagh (
56')
Shannon Leishman (
83')
Match Report

Hibernian made it two wins from two in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 with a dominant 6-0 win away to Motherwell.

Goals from Rachael Boyle, Charlotte Potts (2), Amy Muir, Colette Cavanagh and Shannon Leishman put the Hibees to joint-top of the table.

The wind and rain at the Penny Cars Stadium didn’t stop Hibs from making a quick start as Boyle got on the end of a loose ball in the box before firing a half-volley into the roof of the net to put the visitors ahead on 14 minutes.

The visitors quickly doubled their lead, with Boyle involved again. The midfielder floated in a cross from a corner which Potts attacked and guided her header into the goal on 17 minutes.

Muir got herself in on the action after 23 minutes, running onto a Boyle through ball, driving into the box and firing a low shot into the far corner past the ‘keeper.

The rest of the half played out with Dean Gibson's side continuing to dominate proceedings.

Ellis Notley had the chance to score a fourth but her header went wide of the post.

Motherwell also looked threatening in the final few minutes of the half, setting up a couple of chances but nothing to cause too much trouble for Sophie Allison in the Hibs goal.

In similar fashion to the first-half, Hibernian got off to a quick start in the second with Cavanagh slotting in a fourth after 56 minutes.

A few minutes earlier, the midfielder had a shot from distance go wide, but there was no mistake the second time round as she got on the end of Muir’s low cross to tap into an empty net.

The capital side continued to look threatening from crosses as Potts scored her second, heading in again from Boyle’s driven free-kick from the right.

With half an hour still to play, Hibs were 5-0 up.

In the following 20 minutes, Gibson brought fresh legs on, including two debut appearances for summer signings Chelsea McEachran and Addie Handley.

The former set up Hibs’ sixth and final goal of the game on 83 minutes. Controlling the ball in the box, the young attacking midfielder played in Leishman who fired low into the bottom corner.

Six of the best from Hibernian who go joint top of the SWPL 1.

Watch the match highlights here.

Referee: Gary Hanvidge

Report: Matthew Palfreyman

from @HibernianWomen