It’s cup final time tonight as Hibs Ladies take on Glasgow City in the SWPL Cup final.
The Hibees are looking to make it a fourth SWPL Cup win on the bounce, having won the past three competitions. It would also put them on the road to a fourth successive domestic double, having also won the Scottish Women’s Cup in each of the past three seasons.
They’ll face a tough task against Glasgow City, who have dominated league proceedings recently. They are five points clear at the top of the SWPL, having won their opening eight fixtures in convincing fashion.
It’ll be a tough task for Grant Scott’s ladies. They’d receive a massive boost if Hibs fans turned out in force for the clash.
Given how good City have been in recent years, it’s quite amazing how Hibs have managed to keep the other domestic trophies in Edinburgh.
To get to this final, Hibs beat Edinburgh rivals Hearts, succeeded away to Stirling University, before easing past Spartans to reach the final. After a 3-0 defeat to Celtic in league action last week though, Scott’s side will hope for a quick return to their impressive cup form.
Deserving of a big SWPL Cup final backing
Hibs will be playing a relentless City side who have scored 43 goals in just eight games in the league. A shrewd defensive performance from the likes of Joelle Murray will be key to any success Hibs have.
The game promises to be a good one. Clashes between Hibs and City are often entertaining, with very little to separate the teams. To make it that bit more of an occasion, Hibs fans should be making the effort to get to the Pennycars Stadium in Airdrie for the big match.
The club have tried to push this, with season ticket holders for both men and women’s teams getting free entry with their ticket they use for regular home matches. That is a fantastic incentive from the club, considering the quality of these two teams.
Even without that, it’s only £5 for adults, £2 for concessions, and U12s get free entry. Hibs and City are really pushing for a big crowd. It would be a shame to see a low turnout for the game.
Hibs are a big club with a large number of fans. If you are a supporter of the Easter Road side, you should be trying to make it to the game in Airdrie tonight.
Scott’s side have been remarkable in recent years. They deserve a huge backing as they aim for a fourth successive SWPL Cup.