Hibernian's set-piece abilities were paramount to their success as they defeated Forfar Famington 4-1 to win the Caroline Weir League Cup on a windy afternoon at Ainslie Park. Lois Millar opened the scoring for Forfar in what was a positive start. However, goals from Ria McCafferty, Nicola Waddell and a brace from Kirsty Jefferies consigned Famington to defeat.
The Hibees had the better of the opening chances, with Smith, Jefferies and MacNamara all combining on the edge of the box. The latters resulting shot was confidently saved by opposition ‘keeper Holly Milne with only a minute gone.
However Forfar showed fight and against the run of play they scored the first goal of the game with 10 minutes gone. Millar showed determination to pounce first on an un-cleared corner and her shot hit the back of the net despite the best efforts of the Hibs defence.
The northern Edinburgh side were soon level through a fortunate goal from Ria McCafferty. Her inswinging corner kick managed to sneak in at the near post to the surprise of everyone in the ground including Ria herself, the nature of the goal mattered not however as Hibs were level.
The team in green held momentum as the pace of strikers Jefferies and Smith were beginning to cause problems for the Forfar defence and Hibernian soon had their second from another set piece. McCafferty’s corner taking abilities were on show again as her corner was headed down and met by Nicola Waddell who lashed the ball into the net from 12 yards to put Hibs in the driving seat.
Despite some hard working Forfar defending, epitomised by Hoggan, they fell further behind to another set piece. This time Kirsty Jefferies got on the score sheet as she controlled the corner kick and smartly turned and shot from close range into the bottom right corner.