Hibernian 5-0 Stirling University – Live-Text – SWPL 1
Hibernian 5-0 Stirling University
- Game is being played at Easter Road
- Hibernian, second, need to win to keep pressure on Glasgow City
- Stirling University could go fourth win a win
- Goals from Graham and Smith gives Hibs a 2-0 lead at half-time
- McLauchlan make is 3-0
All Times British Summer Time (BST)
FULL-TIME – Hibernian 5-0 Stirling University
A highly impressive win for Hibs as they keep up the pressure on City. Stirling remain fifth.
90+2 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 5-0 Stirling University (Sarah Ewens)
Hibs get a late goal with Harrison’s cross finding Ewens whose volley finds the back of the net, despite Logan getting a hand to it
90 mins – Stirling University Sub
Megan Moss replaces Sutherland
88 mins – Player of the Match
Tricky one this, but I’m going for Hibernian’s Rachel McLauchlan.
87 mins – Stirling University Sub
Kerry Kennedy replaces Ashley McDonald
Lizzie Arnot plays Heron through on goal, but off-balance, the Hibs’ striker shoots wide of the left post
85 mins – Stirling University Sub
Lauren Eadie replaces Nicole Pullar
Hibs win a free-kick from the right. Robertson takes it, trying to catch out the keeper, but it is an easy save for Logan.
Hibs win a corner. Arnot’s delivery finds Robertson whose header is directed goalwards and a scramble ensues. Hibs think they’ve scored when Heron finds the bottom corner, but the ref had blown up for a foul on Logan.
77 mins – HIBERNIAN SUB
Caroline Heron replaces Chelsea Cornet
Harrison plays Ewens in who can’t quite get the shot off, but she tees up Graham who shoots over.
Rachel McLauchlan breaks in from the left-wing and into the box and her powerful shot is well saved by Logan who reacts quickly to claim the rebound
Stirling win a corner and they play it short. Jade Gallon’s ball finds Morris but she can’t direct her header goalwards.
Stirling work the free-kick down the left to McDonald whose crosses to Jade Gallon who shoots over the bar
Chelsea Cornet is booked for a foul on Ashley McDonald
68 mins – Hibernian Sub
Sarah Ewens replaces Kirsty Smith. McLauchlan drops in at left-back
64 mins – STIRLING UNIVERSITY SUB
Rebecca Blair replaces Rebeca Galbraith
63 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 4-0 Stirling University (Lisa Robertson)
Rachel McLauchlan’s ball splits the Stirling defence finding Lisa Robertson. Her first touch is poor and takes her away from goal, but her second more than makes up for it, finding the bottom corner
Stirling win the ball just outside the Hibs’ box but Katy Morris’ shot is straight at Jenna Fife. The visitors haven’t given up.
Hibs win their first corner of the second half but Arnot’s delivery comes to nothing
55 mins – HIBERNIAN SUB
Cailin Michie replaces Clare Williamson
54 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 3-0 Stirling University (Rachel McLauchlan)
Hibs get their third when Lizzie Arnot’s cross picks out McLauchlan and she’s left with a tap-in from close range
Beth McKay wins a corner for Stirling. McKay takes it but Hibs break through Herrison and is only stopped by Lisa Sutherland who clips her feet and is booked.
Clare Williamson’s cross from the right plays pinball around the near post but Abi Harrison is punished for a high foot on Godfrey. Completely accidental though
The ball falls to Harrison, she breaks into the box but her shot is saved by Logan at the near post.
Stirling get the second half underway.
HALF-TIME SUB – Hibernian
Siobhan Hunter replaces Joelle Murray
HALF-TIME Sub – Stirling University
Beth McKay replaces Rachel Donaldson
HALF-TIME Hibernian 2-0 Stirling University
With Glasgow City winning away to Spartans, Hibs need to win today – and they are on route for that. It has been harsh on Stirling who started the game so well and had the ball cleared off the line before Hibs’ second goal. But the home side have taken their chances.
45+1 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 2-0 Stirling University (Kirsty Smith)
Hibs break with Rachel McLauhlan playing Kirsty Smith through on goal and she places the ball into the bottom-right corner
Stirling win a free-kick 40 yards from goal and Lauren Gallon’s ball picks out McDonald whose header hits the top-left corner and Hibs clear off the line
Rachel McLauchlan runs through the Stirling midfield like a hot knife through butter, but Lauren Gallon recovers to stop the shot getting off. Harrison’s cross nearly finds Arnot if not for a superb head from Jen Godfrey.
Hibs win another corner, and whilst Hibs don’t get a chance, they can work the ball back into the box. Brave keeping from Logan prevents Murray from getting a head off.
Kirsty Smith breaks down the left and crosses to Graham who shoots straight at Logan who makes a good save, and brave defending stops Williamson from scoring the rebound.
Arnot’s croner from the left finds Graham whose header just goes wide.
…and Arnot’s delivery misses everyone. Murray crosses the ball back into the box, and Lauren Gallon’s clearing header prevents Harrison from scoring
Rachel McLauchlan’s cross is deflected just wide of the near post. Corner…
34 mins – GOAL HIBERNIAN 1-0 Stirling University (Lucy Graham)
Hibs win a free-kick near the corner. Brownlie’s delivery is cleared high in the sky by Lisa Sutherland and Lucy Graham rises highest to head home!
Hibs win possession in Stirling’s half, Harrison plays Arnot into the box but her shot is brilliantly saved by Logan’s legs.
Hibs win a free-kick from 35 yards. Brownlie’s delivery is cleared and Stirling counter but Ashley McDonald’s cross picks out Donaldson who mishits her volley wide
Stirling win their first corner of the game. Jade Gallon takes it but Robertson clears at the near post.
Stirling win a free-kick just inside Hibs’ half. Lauren Gallon plays in short, and nothing comes of it.
An early ball from Robertson sets Smith free down the left, but her cross is cut out by Halliday.
A deep cross from Clare Williamson picks up Harrison, but she misjudges her leap and heads over. Better from Hibs.
Hibs get the ball into the final third, but there is always a player in a darker shade of green in their way.
Lucy Graham has a shot from outside the box blocked. The ball falls to Harrison who can’t quite curl the ball in at the far post.
Stirling University are not giving Hibs any space. They draw a mistake from Hibs and Rachel Halliday tries from 40 yards, and her shot just goes wide.
Rachel Donaldson’s powerful right-wing cross is cleared by Hibernian, but Nicole Pullar has a try from distance, but shoots wide.
Lovely one touch passing between Kirsty Smith and Rachel McLauchlan opens up the Stirling defence, but Smith’s shot from close-range is weak and easily saved by Chloe Logan
Stirling aren’t here to make up the numbers, pressuring Hibs – but the home side should in front. Arnot steals possession and sends Abi Harrison through behind the defence. She cuts back to Arnot who shoots over from 12 yards.
Hibs has a corner from the right. Arnot’s delivery is flicked goalwards by Lucy Graham but nothing comes from it, however Joelle Murray does superb to win a throw.
Hibs gets the game underway. I’ve just noticed the home players have their names on their shirts. Nice touch from the club.
The players are out. Seconds away from kick-off.
Stirling, on the other hand, and are climbing up the table. After beating Rangers 5-0, they are now fifth and are looking to end the season in fourth place. They are not to be underestimated by Hibernian.
After Scotland’s magnificent win in Iceland, focus returns to domestic action once again. Hibernian has a hectic October to come: Champions League, Scottish Cup and crucial league games in the title race. With City currently 1-0 up against Spartans – Hibs cannot slip up if that result remains the same.
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