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Hibernian snatch victory at the death against Murieston United

Hibernian L.F.C 3

Anderson 8, Jamieson 14, 70

Murieston United CFC 2

Barrie 23, 41
  • Saturday, 18 April 2015
  • Forrester High School
  • 15's Girls
  • Frankie Brown League
Hibernian Girls did a smash and grab in this very competitive match when they scored in the last minute to secure a 3-2 victory against Murieston United CFC.
 
Goals from Gabby Anderson and Nicole Jamieson (2) for Hibs was enough to take all three points in this Frankie Brown League fixture with Katie Barrie claiming a double for Murieston.
 
Murieston got this game underway but it was Hibs who had the first effort of the game when Jaqueline McLure fired in a shot from distance which saw the ball finishing on the roof of the net. Two minutes later and Hibs should have hit the front when Deborah Hendry made a good run into the box but her lob shot over the out rushing Megan Debra Ingles went just wide of the left hand post.
 
Hibs who had started the brighter of the two teams opened the scoring on eight minutes after Hendry picked the ball up on the left side and found Lucy Black on the edge of the box. Black then squared the ball to Gabby Anderson who drove into the box and fired home into the right hand side of Ingles goal from six yards out.
 
Hendry won a corner for the home side after her shot from the edge of the box was deflected behind which led to the home side forcing three successive corners. It was third time lucky after skipper Caitlan Lowe fired in a in-swinging corner from the left which was met by the stooping Nicola Jamieson to head home from close range to double Hibs lead on 14 minutes.
 
Murieston were finding it difficult to cope with the Hibs movement and the girls in green and white nearly increased their lead on 17 minutes. Jade Stenhouse found Anderson, who played the ball to her right for Hendry who fired a low shot towards the left hand corner. Ingles in the Murieston goal did brilliantly to get down low at full stretch to get her hand to the ball and then scoop it into her body.
 
The visitors first real attempt on game came on 18 minutes when Barrie stung the fingers of Dean in the Hibs goal from 18 yards out which she tipped over the bar. The resulting corner was played in by Shannyn Masterson and with a free header, Hayley-Ann Crook failed to hit the target and put the ball wide.
 
Murieston then got themselves right back into the game on 23 minutes through a great individual goal from Barrie. The tall Murieston striker picked the ball up on the right side  and after driving into the right side of the box, fired an unstoppable strike leaving Dean in the home goal with no chance.
 
The West Lothian side had a great opportunity on 27 minutes to level after the quick thinking Taylor Hogg played a free kick into Barrie who if she had struck the ball with her left first  time, would have possibly scored. Unfortunately she brought the ball back onto to her favoured right and the chance was gone.
 
Into the last five minutes of the half and Hibs came inches away from increasing their goal tally when Andersons’ shot struck the juncture of the bar and post after she was played in by Hendry and it was Hendry who was involved with the last action of the half. Finding herself one-on-one with Ingles she drove in towards goal but the Murieston keeper done brilliantly to save bravely at her feet to ensure her team only went in to the break one goal behind.

 

  • Half Time:
  • Hibernian L.F.C
  • 2-1
  • Murieston United CFC
The home side got the second half under way and it was Murieston who were nearly gifted a equaliser when Muriestons’ Emma Picken played the ball into the box but Deans’ clearance was played right back to her. Unfortunately the ball came back at her with a lot of pace on it and she could not react quickly enough to control the ball and it went under her foot.
 
Murieston got back on level terms on 41 minutes when Barries’ initial shot was blocked at the near post but when the ball rebounded back to her, she did not hesitate and fired the ball into the far corner to set this league fixture alight.
 
Hibs went back on the attack through Black as she set off down the right side but Hogg read the situation well for Murieston and came across to put the ball behind for a corner. Lowe whipped in the corner from the left which was met by the head of Jamieson but her bullet header went just over the bar.
 
Another corner and another chance for the home side. Lowe again played in the corner which was only cleared as far as Black who hit a cracking shot which looked to be heading for the top right hand corner, that was until Ingles parried the shot with Jamieson on hand to clear the danger.
 
Hibs started to edge the game again with Lowe shooting from distance but her effort went well wide of the right post, then a miss-kick from Black fell lovely for Hendry in the box but her effort was blocked. Muriestons’ Jema Gray done brilliantly to cut out Stenhouses’ diagonal ball otherwise the intended target of Anderson would have been through on goal.
 
Hibs forced several corners one after another but Murieston defended them well to keep themselves on level terms. Jaqueline McLure did come close after a corner swung in was eventually scrambled clear but her shot from the clearance went wide of the upright. At the other end, Barrie was on her way again and it took three Hibs players to stop her in her tracks before she could get her shot away.
 
Into the last five minutes of this enthralling game and with it looking like a share of the points was on the cards, the game was turned on its head at the end of regulation play.  A speculative ball forward from Hibs Jamieson just inside her own half, bounced in front of Ingles in her box and over her head. Even although she got both hands to the ball she could not get enough on it to divert it away from her goal and Hibs went in front again with the game going into added on time.
 
The visitors had one last chance to deny Hibs the three points when a great ball forward by Turner was latched onto by Barrie. The big striker who usually laps up these opportunities was tracked back well by Hibs’ Jamieson. The Hibs players presence was enough to force the Murieston forward to take her shot earlier than she liked which did not trouble the Hibs goal.
 
A game that Murieston would feel that they merited at least a share of the points after putting so much into the game and coming back from 2-0 down, especially loosing the winning goal in the freakish manner they did. A very good technical Hibs side on the other hand will be over the moon coming out on top against a team like themselves will almost certainly be vying for the league come the end of the season.
 
Both these teams will lock horns again this Wednesday evening when they meet again in the League Cup semi final at Murieston.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Hibernian L.F.C
  • 3-2
  • Murieston United CFC

Lineups

Hibernian L.F.C
Murieston United CFC
1. Hannah Maria Dean
2. Emma McLure
3. Chelsea Low (c)
5. Kiera Murphy
6. Jacqueline McLure
7. Deborah Hendry
9. Kirsty Morrison
11. Gabby Anderson
12. Lucy Black
14. Jade Stenhouse
16. Nicola Jamieson
17. Caitlin Lowe
21. Tina O'Hara
72. Mollie Gidney
74. Ayla Esen
76. Ella Miller
1. Megan Debra Ingles
2. Emily White
3. Lauren Healy
4. Taylor Hogg
5. Erin Turner
6. Nicole Lind
7. Hayley-Ann Crook
8. Stacey Peel
10. Kerry McRobb
11. Shannyn Masterson
12. Karla Jackman
14. Rachel Hegarty
15. Katie Barrie
16. Jema Gray
22. Emma Picken
Star Player
Hibernian L.F.C
Murieston United CFC
Lucy Black - A player who may be small in stature but is blessed with great pace and strength. Proved to be a threat down the flank all game and even more dangerous when she cut inside and drove towards goal .
Katie Barrie - scored two goals that got her team right back into this league fixture and looked dangerous every time she went forward.
Magic Moment
Hibernian L.F.C
Murieston United CFC
Nicola Jamieson's goal that snatched victory right on the stroke of full time.
Katie Barrie's second goal to level the game at 2-2 after being 2-0 down.
Club Views
Hibernian L.F.C
Murieston United CFC
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