Hibernian fought off a disciplined Motherwell side to earn three points in the Scottish Women’s Premier League at Ravenscraig on Sunday.
Report: David Ronney / Image: Craig Doyle/Hibernian FC
Grant Scott’s side came into this one on the back of an energy-sapping Champions League encounter against Slavia Praha in midweek but they picked themselves back up with a 2-0 win.
Motherwell began the match unbeaten in six and it showed as they defended doggedly for much of the first half.
However, the deadlock was eventually broken in the 33rd minute.
Colette Cavanagh latched onto a ball over the top and poked the ball past the onrushing keeper to take the lead.
The lead was doubled early in the second half.
The visitors were awarded a free-kick along the left side where Siobhan Hunter curled an effort over the wall towards goal.
Motherwell keeper Morgan Hunter stretched low to the near post to push the ball away from goal.
Cavanagh then turned provider as she played a low ball into the path of Chelsea Cornet, who made no mistake as she converted from close range.
A returning Amy Muir was also given a run-out in the final 20 minutes after she was injured in the win over Hearts.
The two sides will face one another again soon as they compete for a place in the final of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup on Sunday 13 October.