Hibs Women gain Hearts revenge with thumping 6-0 win in SWPL 1 derby as Amy Gallacher steals the show
Amy Gallacher was the star of the show for the home side netting a hat-trick as the Hibees increased their lead over Forfar Farmington in the league, while moving within three points of Spartans who currently sit fourth.
Back in December Hearts won 1-0 thanks to a last-gasp goal at the Oriam in the first league derby of the campaign. It remains the Gorgie side’s only win as they sit bottom of the table.
Hibs got off to a perfect start with Ellis Notley reacting quickest to a loose ball from a Joelle Murray header to fire past Charlotte Parker-Smith.
The lead could well have been doubled before it was just before the half-hour mark.
Gallacher scored the first of two goals in the space of ten minutes, displaying her ability in front of goal.
The first was a lovely passed finish into the bottom corner following some neat build-up play down the right before a cross from Amy Muir found Colette Cavanagh who slopped it to her team-mate to score.
The second was more individualistic. Carla Boyce held up a Shannon Leishman throw before finding Gallacher. She motored into the box before beating Parker-Smith with another composed finish.
Hearts, who survived another scare prior to the interval when Cavanagh hit the post, had the game put well and truly beyond them within the first five minutes of the second half.
It took Carla Boyce less than a minute to add a fourth. It was a brilliant goal from Hibs. Boyle drive from deep, exchanged passes with Gallacher before setting Kirsty Morrison free down the right. The cross found Boyce who powered a volley into the roof of the net.
Morrison was again instrumental to allow Gallacher to secure her hat-trick and make it 5-0 with more than 40 minutes to play. The winger got to the by-line, cut the ball back and the midfielder’s effort was just too powerful for Parker-Smith to keep out.
The scoring was complete from the spot with Boyle netting the sixth on the hour mark after Gallagher was bundled over in the box.