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Lanarkshire Hibs lift SWF South-East League Cup

Musselburgh Windsor 1

Bjarnason 57

Lanarkshire Hibs 3

Woods 26, 43, Kirkwood 56
  • Sunday, 10 June 2018
  • Ainslie Park
  • 15's Girls
  • SWF South East League Cup

Lanarkshire Hibs ran out deserved winners in a game of few chances in the SWF South East League Cup Final. The game was played at Ainslie Park where a passionate crowd watched the encounter unfold.

There were some special moments throughout the match, including Hibs' Jenna Woods' storming run through the defence to calmly finish, and Freyja Bjarnason's incredible lob late on in the second half.

The first half went as many would have expected from a cup final, with both teams just getting to terms with the other. It was a very scrappy opening 25 minutes as Hibs lead the way by way of possession and attacking intent.

The first real chance did fall the way of Lanarkshire Hibs after 12 minutes as tricky Midfielder Caitlin Moran was found in acres of space after an inswinging Hibs corner, however the No.19 failed to hit the target.

Hibs continued to dominate procedings and continued to pile on the pressure, with No.7 Rachael Graham the next to have an attempt, her shot was smartly saved by Windsor 'keeper Alicia Burns.

Hibs eventually found their deserved breakthrough after a killer ball from Caitlin Moran found the feet of Jenna Woods, who calmly slotted home to give Hibs the lead.

Musselburgh Windsor knew they needed to respond and very nearly did so through Zuzia Olesiejuk, after a misplaced backpass from Hibs defender Nikki Simonette, Olesiejuk chased down the loose ball which was just about gathered by Hibs No.1 Ellie Dickson.

Going into the Half-Time period Hibs lead the Cup Final tie 0-1 thanks to that goal from Jenna Woods.

  • Half Time:
  • Musselburgh Windsor
  • 0-1
  • Lanarkshire Hibs

The second half began at lightning pace, with both sides looking to grab a foothold on the game. The first real chance of the half came 42 minute in after a goalmouth scramble which was cleared away in a hurry by the Windsor defence.

Hibs continued to leave their mark on the game and soon found a second through Jenna Woods. The pacy No.11 was played through by Caitlin Moran once again and she poked the ball past the keeper to make it two.

Hibs found a third shortly after through Left Back Chloe Kirkwood who profited from a mistake in the Windsor defence to seal the game 15 minutes from time.

There was however a final sting in the tail of this match as Windsor No.8 Freyja Bjarnason found space around 30-yards out and spotted the keeper off her line. Bjarnason proceeded to deftly lob the ball over the Hibs keeper to put a smile on the Windsor bench.

  • Full Time:
  • Musselburgh Windsor
  • 1-3
  • Lanarkshire Hibs

Lineups

Musselburgh Windsor
Lanarkshire Hibs
1. Alicia Burns
2. Holly Watson
3. Teighan Stewart
4. Estelle Telford
5. Ceri Thomas
6. Erin French
7. Eiligh Smith
8. Freyja Bjarnason
9. Erren Philp
10. Lisa Thom
11. Annie Devine
12. Caitlin Armstrong
14. Zuzia Olesiejuk
15. Felicity Johnston
16. Cleo Paris
17. Rachel Fleming
1. Ellie Dickson
2. Hannah Sedwell
3. Niamh Miller
4. Nikk Simonette
5. Carys Flanagan
6. Stephanie Conner
7. Rachael Graham
8. Amy Boyle
9. Chloe Kirkwood
10. Summer Keenan
11. Jenna Woods
12. Morgan Lee
14. Caitlin Moran
15. Rachael Mcaspurren
16. Erin Kelly
17. Caitlyn Hamilton
18. Leona Japp
22. Niamh Miller
Star Player
Musselburgh Windsor
Lanarkshire Hibs
Ceri Thomas: Did the Captain's job very well and motivated her teammates from start to finish.
Jenna Woods: Scored two goals and made some very good, direct runs toward the opposition defence.
Magic Moment
Musselburgh Windsor
Lanarkshire Hibs
Freyja Bjarnason's lob of the keeper from 30 yards.
Jenna Woods' second goal - very well worked team goal
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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