Hibs Ladies boss hails spirit after Glasgow City draw

Abi Harrison scored a hat-trick for Hibs Ladies. Pic: SNS
Abi Harrison scored a hat-trick for Hibs Ladies. Pic: SNS
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Hibs Ladies manager Chris Roberts today praised his side’s never-say-did attitude after they fought back to claim a share of the spoils from their top-of-the-table clash with Glasgow City at Airdire’s Excelsior Stadium.

bi Harrison was the Hibs goalscoring hero, grabbing a hat-trick in their 3-3 draw with City – including an injury-time leveller – to ensure both clubs remain locked together at the top of the SWPL.

“I’m very proud of every single Hibs player,” said Roberts. “The fight from our team was incredible. To score a last-minute equaliser makes the result feel like a win for our girls, while I imagine City’s are a little deflated.

“I always felt we could get back into the game because we’ve real quality and terrific speed in our side, so I knew we were capable of scoring.

“City were trying to waste time but we kept going, won possession and got the goal we deserved. It was a huge team effort.

“I was asked earlier if our match with City in October is now a potential title decider but I think that is very disrespectful to the other top six sides. They’re all capable and will fancy their chances of beating both clubs so no one should dismiss them.”

Elsewhere at the weekend, Forfar Farmington leapfrogged Hearts Ladies after defeating the Jambos 2-0 at Kings Park, Dalkeith. Boss Grant Scott believes his side are playing well, but feels they’re not getting the rub of the green their play deserves. “We’re very disappointed to come away with nothing,” he said.

Substitute Laura Gavin scored twice as Hutchison Vale defeated Hamilton Academical 2-1 at New Douglas Park. Hutchie boss Andy Enwood stepped down from his role prior to the game due to work commitments, with Brian Ross taking control of the black and yellows.

In the weekend’s final fixture, Aberdeen youngster Lauren Gordon netted her first SWPL goal as the Dons defeated Spartans 2-1 at Ainslie Park. Spartans have announced that head coach Debbi McCulloch will step down at the end of the season and take up a new role as Club Manager, where she will be responsible for player recruitment and general running of the club.