City edge closer to 9th league title with win over Hibs

Glasgow City took a giant step towards nine titles in a row with a 2-0 win over Hibernian at Albyn Park.

It was a far less open game than the two previous encounters between the nation's best sides and the first half passed by with only a few chances for either team, with the best effort being a header by Hibs striker Lia Tweedie which cracked off the bar. 

In the second half, City took the lead after great play  by Denise O'Sullivan set up Hayley Lauder to run through on goal and fire her shot under the diving Jenna Fife in the Hibs nets. City then secured the points when Erin Cuthbert fired an excellent strike from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Hibs pushed hard to get back into the game in the last 10 minutes but Kirsty Smith shot over when through on goal to miss arguably their best chance to get on the scoresheet.

Glasgow City now lead Hibernian by 6 points and with a superior goal difference meaning that City needing to lose their last two matches and see a goal swing of 34, to lose the title. 

Commenting on the game, City Head Coach Scott Booth said, "First half we had to dig in.  We had asked the girls to play a different style today and sometimes that takes a little bit of time so I was quite strong at half time that we had to keep the ball better. Despite the fact we were solid and didn't give them many opportunities I thought we could have passed it better.

"In the first half hour of the second half we did that. We kept the  ball better and scored two good goals."

Glasgow City now travel to London for the first leg of their last 32 Champions League match against Chelsea. Tickets are still on sale for the return leg on Wednesday 14th October at Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. Visit www.glasgowcityfc.co.uk/tickets.