Hibs thrash Forfar in the League Cup

Lizzie Arnott helped to create the first goal and also scored later
Lizzie Arnott helped to create the first goal and also scored later
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It was a memorable Easter Weekend in the League Cup for Hibs.

The Easter Road team travelled to Forfar Farmington and dispatched the home side 6-0 but Hibs boss Chris Roberts was quick to praise his sturdy defence following the match.

“Taking a clean sheet was a huge bonus for us. The team have taken a real pride in their defensive qualities over the past couple of weeks.

“We’ve only conceded the one goal this season and to be honest the girls were really hard on themselves about that but to go out against an organised side such as Forfar and score six goals was really pleasing.”

The breakthrough goal for Hibs came as Lizzie Arnot’s cross into the box was bundled into the net by a Forfar player after six minutes.

It was 2-0 to the Hibees just four minutes later. Another cross into the box found itself at the feet of Rachel McLauchlan who slotted the ball past the keeper.

The third came from Abbi Grant shortly after the restart and McLauchlan then got her second and Hibs’ fourth goal after her cross confused the Forfar keeper and nestled itself into the net.

Arnot got herself amongst the goals when she converted from the penalty spot before Chelsea Cornet finished off the scoring three minutes later with a strike from outside the box.

Spartans were also on away day duty as they travelled to play Aberdeen at Sunnybank where they succumbed to a 5-1 defeat that left Suzy Shepherd facing her first loss as the player/manager.

“We are obviously very disappointed with the result. The better team won on the day however we showed great character in the second half but never took advantage of the heavy pitch and strong wind like Aberdeen did in the first half.”

Aberdeen Captain Rachael Small got her side off to a good start after just 12 minutes as she headed home from Shannon McGregors cross.

Nikki Smith made it 2-0 just five minutes later before Rachael Small picked up her second of the to make it 3-0 after 20 minutes. On the half hour it was 4-0 after an own goal from a McGregor cross.

Small took the assist as Shannon McGregor made it 5-0. Alana Marshall netted a consolation goal for Spartans as she unleashed a 25-yard strike that flew into the net with 20 minutes to go.