Hibernian 2-1 Glasgow City – 2016 SWPL Cup Final Live-Text

Hibernian 2-1 Glasgow City

  • First major piece of silverware up for grab
  • Hibernian looking to win their first trophy since 2011
  • Glasgow City looking for their fifth SWPL Cup in a row
  • Julie Fleeting puts City in front.
  • Lizzie Arnot misses a penalty for Hibs, but Lucy Graham scores the rebound

All Times BST


Here come Hibernian to lift the trophy. Joelle Murray, the first non-City captain to lift a piece of Scottish silverware since 2011.


For the first time since 2011, someone else has won a trophy apart from Glasgow City. Hibernian are the 2016 SWPL Cup Winners!

90+2 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 2-1 Glasgow City

Goal - HIBS

City has a corner. Ross takes it, but Brownlie heads clear. Hibs launch the ball forwards and City don’t deal with it. Arnot crosses it from the left, drilling it in, and it looks like Fay fumbles it with Ewens nearby. Gemma Fay was booked for complaining the ball went out for a throw.

Yellow - CITY

90 mins

There will be THREE minutes of stoppage time

85 mins – Hibernian Sub

Sub - HIBS

Heather Richards replaces Chelsea Cornet

85 mins

Hibs win a free-kick on the edge of the box, right of centre after Sarah Ewens is taken out. Brownlie’s free-kick is curled round the wall and hits the crossbar, with Lizzie Arnot heading wide the rebound

84 mins

Hibs’ Lisa Robertson is nearly caught in possesion but she is fortunate the ref thinks she was foued

81 mins

City has their sixth corner of the half. Ross’ initially delivery is cleared, she works in a second ball which is cleared to Brown – but her tame shot was more like a pass-back than an attempt on goal

79 mins

Brown cuts off the left and into the box but shoots wide.

77 mins – Glasgow City Sub

Sub - CITY

Ruesha Littlejohn replaces Lauren McMurchie

77 mins

Hibs has a corner. Brownlie takes it, but it goes to far. Murray plays it to McLauchlan whose shot on the edge of the box flies just over

75 mins

Fiona Brown shoots from 20 yards, but her curled effort is easily caught by Fife.

73 mins

City has another coner. Ross takes it as usual. She plays a one-two with Cuthbert, but the City’s captain’s cross goes over.

71 mins

Sarah Ewens tries her luck from 25 yards, but her shot is saved low down by Fay

70 mins

Lauder wins another corner for City. Ross’ delivery falls to McCarthy who is denied by a wonder save from Fife. The next corner ends in a City foul

68 mins

City now has a corner. Ross’ delivery is played short to Cuthbert who breaks into the box and passes to Lauder. Her shot hits the post, and then the ball is cleared to Brown, who from 25 yards sees her shot superbly saved by Fife.

67 mins

Hibs win their first corner of the half. Browlie’s delivery causes a game of head tennis, with Murray directing it goallwards, but Fay eventually claims

66 mins

Joelle Murray is back to her feet. Hopefully she’ll be able to continue

64 mins

Real worry for Hibs as their captain Joelle Murray is rolling around, in real pain.

62 mins

Gemma Fay’s clearance isn’t great and goes straight to Lucy Graham who tries to lob Fay fro 40 yards, but her effort just lands on the roof of the net. Close!

60 mins

More City pressure, but Hayley Lauder’s cross is claimed at the near post by Fife.

57 mins – Glasgow City Sub

Sub - CITY

Sarah Crilly replaces Julie Fleeting

56 mins

Lauder deliver a dangerous cross which Hibs clear. City now on top.

54 mins

Good passing move from City sees Lauder play Leanne Ross down the right. She cuts into the box and goes for goal, but curls it wide of the far post.

52 mins

Fiona Brown breaks into the Hibs’ box, but Rachel McLauhlan manages to shepherd her out for a goal kick

48 mins

Hibs started the second half strongly, but yet to test Fay this half.


Hibs get the second half underway

HALF-TIME: Hibernian 1-1 Glasgow City

Hibs very much on top, and unlucky not to be leading. City need to improve in the second half.

45 mins

Corner for City. Ross’ delivery is cleared, but City keep recycling possession – but can’t find a way past the Hibs’ defence.

43 mins

McLauchlan gets another great ball in from the right, McCarthy controls it but her touch looks to be going to Arnot but the City defender recovers to clear. Then, Ewens breaks down the left and crosses back across goal, but Fay catches. Advantage Hibs.

41 mins

Rachel McLauchlan delivers a great cross from the right, where Sarah Ewens waits, but she can’t get the power required to test Fay with her header.

36 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 1-1 Glasgow City (Lucy Graham)

Goal - HIBS

Lizzie Arnot takes it, but its at a good height for Fay to parry. Arnot airkicks the rebound, but Lucy Graham is there to blast the ball into the net


Hibs win a penalty, as Savannah McCarthy two-footed sliding tackle takes out Kirsty Smith.

35 mins

Ross plays the corner short to Docherty, whose delivery causes a scramble with McCarthy having a shot blocked – but Hibs eventually clear

34 mins

Cutting from the left-wing, Hayley Lauders shoots and her save is tipped round by Jenna Fife

33 mins

Fiona Brown breaks down the right and delivers a brilliant cross, but no City player can get onto it.

30 mins – GOAL Hibernian 0-1 GLASGOW CITY (Julie Fleeting)

Goal - CITY

Fiona Brown wins a corner for City. Leanne Ross will take it. Her delivery is flicked out by Savannah McCarthy to Julie Fleeting who controls the ball, and scores

26 mins

So close for City! Erin Cuthbert breaks into the penalty box, shoots across goal and the ball just goes wide of the far post.

24 mins

Better from City. Erin Cuthbert plays Hayley Lauder into the box, but her shot is saved at the near post by Jenna Fife

21 mins

Another Hibs corner. Brownlie’s delivery is cleared to Robertson whose 25 yard strike forces Fay into a wonder save to tip the ball  over. The next corner is fuly cleared

20 mins

Another Hibs’ corner. Brownlie’s delivery is dangerous but City clears.

18 mins

Quick passing from Hibs sees Arnot down the right, she crosses back towards Lucy Graham who slips and the chance goes. It’s raining and miserable otu there

16 mins

Glasgow City go up the other end and Lauren McMurhie sees a powerful 25 yard shot blocked.

16 mins

Arnot breaks down the right and crosses into the six-yard box to Ewens, but she can’t get a strog enough contact and Gemma Fay saves

14 mins

Fiona Brown breaks into the Hibs’ box, but sees two of her shots blocked.

11 mins

Hibs has a free-kick, 35 yards out on the right, but Lizzie Arnot’s delivery is cleared.

9 mins

Glasgow City win their first corner. Leanne Ross’ delivery is cleared and Hibs counter, but Sarah Ewens can’t play Lizzie Arnot into the box and the chance is gone

7 mins

Hibs are very much on top at the moment, but neither side are yet to trouble the keeper

3 mins

Hibs win the game’s first corner, but Emma Brownlie’s delivery goes past everyone and out for a goal-kick.

2 mins

Julie Fleeting plays Fiona Brown into the Hibs’ box, but the City striker ‘air-kicks’ and the ball goes out for a goal-kick

1 mins

Hibs’ Kirsty Smith delivers a dangerous cross from the left, which City just about clears


The Final gets underway.


The teams are coming out to the sound of bagpipes.


So, will City win their 10th consecutive domestic Final, or will Hibs cause a shock. We’re minutes away from kick-off.

19:20 – Hibernian Team

Jenna Fife, Rachel McLauchlan, Emma Brownlie, Joelle Murray (c), Kirsty Smith, Chelsea Cornet, Lisa Robertson, Lucy Graham, Abigail Harrison, Sarah Ewens, Lizzie Arnot. Subs: Clare Williamson, Caroline Heron, Siobhan Hunter, Zoe Johnstone, Cailin Michie, Heather Richards, Lia Tweedie

19:20 – Glasgow City Team

Gemma Fay, Leanne Ross, Savannah McCarthy, Cheryl McCulloch, Nicola Docherty, Jo Love, Lauren McMurchie, Fiona Brown, Erin Cuthbert, Hayley Lauder, Julie Fleeting. Subs: Erin Clachers (GK), Sarah Crilly, Brogan Hay, Sam Kerr, Ruesha Littlejohn


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