Kirk calls City loss ‘an injustice’ as Hibees slip to defeat

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Hibernian Ladies Manager Willie Kirk today described his side’s weekend loss to Glasgow City “an injustice” given their performance at Albyn Park, Broxburn.

The Hibees slipped to their first league defeat of the campaign, falling six points behind leaders City.

Despite the scoreline, Kirk insists his side deserved more, saying: “The score is an 
injustice because I felt we were the better team.

“The result is obviously 
disappointing, but I cannot fault the girls’ performance 
because they were excellent.

“We created so many gilt-edged opportunities that I cannot believe we didn’t take any of them – the City keeper just had one of those days.”

Elsewhere, Spartans came from behind to both beat Aberdeen away and leapfrog their opponents in the league table.

Ex-Hibs striker Rebecca Dempster struck twice to give the Dons what appeared to be an unassailable lead before Spartans hit back through Sarah Ewens and Kirsty McLaughlin (2) to seal a stunning win.

Manager Debbi McCulloch commented: “It’s never easy going up to Aberdeen and to win after going 2-0 down showed great character and determination from the whole team.

Meanwhile, Rangers delivered more bad news for Hutchison Vale at Petershill Park by recording a 3-0 victory to extend the visitors’ win-less run to six games with Natalie Ross, Hayley Cunningham and Megan Sneddon all on target for the Gers.