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Glasgow City secure seventh successive SWPL title with Hibernian win

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Glasgow City secured their seventh SWPL title in a row following a 4-0 win over rivals Hibernian at Albyn Park, Broxburn, on Sunday.

Eddie Wolecki Black’s side needed one point from their remaining four games to clinch the title and won it in style against second placed Hibs, thanks to a hat trick from Leanne Ross and a goal from Jo Love.

City striker Christie Murray, who had been out for a year with a serious injury, made her competitive return to the side and despite playing for only 45 minutes, she was a thorn in the side of Willie Kirk’s Hibernian side winning two first half penalties.

Leanne Ross stepped up and converted both set pieces, before she secured her hat trick minutes into the second half curling a free kick from the edge of the box into the top corner.

On loan midfielder Jess Fishlock then teed up Jo Love to secure victory midway through the second half and with that the league title.

After the match City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black commented on securing the title, he said: “A massive congratulations to all players and staff involved with the club. It is a great achievement to win the title for 7th time in a row. In a way I am glad we didn’t tie it up last week as today we showed how champions should play as we had to come to our nearest rivals to win the title. As much as Hibs made a game of it, I thought we were really dominant and in total control of the game. Like anything else when you are successful you don’t have a chance to celebrate as we now move on to the Scottish Cup semi-final next Sunday against Celtic.”

Angie Hinds’ Rangers side are now without a league win in seven games following a 3-2 defeat at home to Spartans. The unwanted record has stretched back to June 30th when they thumped Kilwinning 10-0.

Meanwhile Celtic secured a 2-1 win over Aberdeen, Forfar Farmington beat Buchan Ladies 3-0 and Falkirk ran out 3-2 winners over Hutchison Vale.

There was an emphatic victory for Hamilton Accies as they knocked seven goals past Ayrshire side Kilwinning in their 7-1 win.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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