Hibs lose out as City claim third successive Women’s Cup

Glasgow's Suzanne Lappin scored the opener. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor
Glasgow's Suzanne Lappin scored the opener. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor
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Glasgow city became the first club to win the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup three seasons running after a comfortable 3-0 win over Hibernian Ladies in last night’s final at Ainslie Park.

Victory for City saw them get their hands on the trophy for the third successive season – the first time any club has done so.

With Lucy Graham and Siobhan Hunter suspended and captain Joelle Murray failing to shake off an injury, it was always going to be a tough task for Hibs to overcome the Scottish champions given the respective strengths of the two teams.

City took an early lead when Suzanne Lappin headed in after a fine cross from Abbi Grant but it took until the second half before the Glasgow girls extended their advantage despite dominating.

Hibs goalkeeper Hannah Reid was in inspired form and repelled City’s attacks time and again, but was beaten when Lappin flicked the ball on to by Denise O’Sullivan to finish with aplomb before Jo Love headed a third.

Hibs were denied a late consolation when Clare Williamson’s effort from distance was touched on to the post by Lee Alexander.

Hibs manager Willie Kirk said: “It’s not the outcome any of us were hoping for but we can take great heart from our performance.

We went into the game missing a number of key players and lost Kayleigh McConnell to injury early on which meant another change.

“We competed well throughout and the experience will help our youngsters to learn and grow as players. We congratulate Glasgow City on their victory.”