Glasgow City cemented their place at the top of the Scottish Building Society Premier League with a 2-1 win over Hibernian., thanks to two first half goals from Kirsty Howat.
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City went into the match five points in the League clear of Hibs in second, and with a strong crowd at Petershil Park had the game in their command at the break, with Kirsty Howat proving prolific in front of goal. The City forward expertly netted after only 8 minutes and then doubled her side’s advantage on the half hour mark.
A second yellow for Hibs defender Siobhan Hunter midway through the second half didn’t help the visitors, but they managed to get a goal back with 9 minutes remaining when Jamie Lee Napier broke through on goal to shoot past Lee Alexander in City nets. Howat almost got a hat trick but struck the cross bar with minutes remaining and in the end, City managed the game out for a very important three points.
Celtic’s home win against Rangers, moves the Glasgow East End side now into second, creating a mouth watering match when City host Celtic in two weeks time at Petershill Park.
Next Sunday, it is Scottish Cup action, with City away to Edinburgh Caledonia in the second round.