Glasgow completed a domestic double today after beating Hibernian Ladies 3-0 to lift the Henson Projects Scottish Cup Final at Toryglen.
Within the opening minute of the game City almost opened the scoring, but Hibs keeper Shannon Lynn denied Christie Murray and Jo Live fired over the bar.
Good work from Leanne Ross down the right flank set up Love again inside the box, but Lynn comfortably saved from Love’s header.
On ten minutes Hibs had their first chance of the game from a corner, but the danger was cleared by Christie Murray.
A minute later and City took the lead, Lisa Evans skipped past three Hibernian defenders before laying the ball off to Christie Murray who fired into the back of the net.
Evans again threatened Hibs back line after good interchanging play with Jo Love and Christie Murray, but she hit her shot straight at Lynn and the keeper knocked it out for a corner.
Kat Lindner, in her final game before she retires, went through on goal moments later but the Hibs keeper raced off her line to get to the ball first.
Hibs finally tested City keeper Laura Williamson as Laura Kennedy shot but Williamson saved comfortably.
Lisa Evans was fouled 30 yards from the Hibs goal and from the resulting set piece Leanne Ross fired a superb shot that beat Lynn in the Hibs goal but struck the post and away from danger.
City nearly doubled their lead after good attacking play from Lisa Evans and Kat Lindner, saw Lynn deny Evans once again at her near post.
Just before the break and Evans again had the chance to score for City. She raced onto a through ball from Leanne Ross but the striker was once again denied by Lynn at the near post.
Into the second half and City started as they had left the first by dominating play once more. Leanne Ross sent Emma Mitchell through on goal but Lynn once again raced off her line to smother any chance of Mitchell getting a shot on goal.
City should have been two goals to the good when a defensive error by Hibs played in City duo Evan and Murray with only the keeper to beat, but Evans played the ball to Murray ahead of her and the linesman flagged for offside.
The pressure from City finally paid off as they doubled their lead as Lindner and Evans linked up together, Lindner back heeled the ball to Evans who placed her shot into the bottom corner of the Hibs goal.
Evans could have made it 3-0 for City when she raced through on goal, but Lynn pulled off a superb save to deny Evans.
Substitute Danica Dalziel nearly scored with her very first touch of the ball as she powered a header from a corner towards goal, but it was cleared off the line.
But it wasn’t long before City did find the back of the net again, Evans and Dalziel linked up superbly at the edge of the box to open up the Hibs defence and Evans coolly slotted the ball past Lynn for her second and City’s third goal of the game.
[media-credit name=”Mac McLaren” align=”alignleft” width=”189″][/media-credit]Hibs rarely had a sniff at goal throughout the match and City deserved their victory to secure their second piece of silverware of the season, gaining some revenge from their SWPL Cup semi final defeat earlier on in the season to the Edinburgh side.
City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said after the match: “Firstly I would like to congratulate players and staff on their efforts throughout the season and it has culminated in winning the double, which we achieved today. This is not just a reward for the first team, but for everyone connected with the club.
“I felt we controlled the match throughout and limited a strong Hibs side to few chances. The second half performance in particular was very pleasing considering the amount of games we have played this campaign, and we certainly looked the fittest and most likely side to add to the scoresheet. This just caps off a marvellous season for everyone and hopefully we can do even better next year.”
Glasgow City FC: L Williamson, E Fernon, E Mitchell, R Corsie, E McSorley, C Gemmell, J Love, L Ross, K Lindner, L Evans, C Murray.
Subs: E Wooley, J Paterson, J Ross, C Barnes, D Dalziel, L McMurchie.
Hibernian LFC: S Lynn, E Brownlie, F Brown, S Robertson, H Cunningham, N Ross, L Robertson, J Ross, C Emslie, R Zolite, L Kennedy.
Subs: S Malcolm, H Thomson, L Crichton, E Pia.