Hibs Ladies' Siobhan Hunter up for global goal of month award

Hibs Ladies' defender Siobhan Hunter is among the nominees for a prestigious global goal of the month award.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 9:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:11 pm
Siobhan Hunter netted a stunning 40-yard free kick for Hibs Ladies in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: Jon Savage

The defender netted a stunning free-kick as Hibs Ladies defeated Glasgow City 3-0 in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final at the Tony Macaroni Arena in Livingston last month.

Hunter stepped up to curl a wonderful effort past City ‘keeper Lee Anderson from 40 yards out to put Kevin Milne’s side 2-0 up as Hibs completed a cup double for the second consecutive year.

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And now Hunter’s free-kick is up against seven other similarly impressive efforts in the Women’s Soccer United (WSU) Goal of the Month for November.

She faces stiff competition from the likes of Reading Women’s Fara Williams, capped 162 times for England, fellow Scot Claire Emslie of Manchester City Women’s FC and Spain international midfielder Virginia Torrecilla.

According to WSU, the standard of goals scored throughout the month of November was such that they “had to narrow the nominees down to eight” rather than the usual five or six.

Among the goals are strikes from the UEFA Women’s Champions League last 16 and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

All eight goals can be watched here where you can also vote for your favourite.