Motherwell will bid to complete a historic league and cup double when they take on Hibernian in the final of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup on Sunday.
The women of steel have enjoyed a quite remarkable season, racing to the SWPL 2 title, setting a record points tally along the way and they have carried their form into the Scottish Cup, scoring 20 goals in their four games in so far in the competition.
Donald Jennow’s side will go into the final as massive underdogs against a Hibs side aiming to clinch a Scottish and SWPL Cup double for the third successive season.
Kick off at Firhill is 4:10pm. Tickets are available on the gate priced £5 for adults, £2 for concessions and free entry for under 16s.
In Hibernian, Motherwell will be coming up against one of the very best sides in Scotland.
The Easter Road side have a wealth of quality throughout their side and have demonstrated those qualities with successes in both cup competitions over the last three years.
Despite their domination in the cups, Grant Scott’s side fell agonisingly short of ending Glasgow City’s stranglehold on the SWPL 1 title, missing out on the final day of the season.
Road to The Final
R2 – Cumbernauld Colts – 8-1
L16 – Aberdeen – 8-1
QF – St Johnstone – 1-0
SF – Spartans – 3-1
R2 – Thistle Weir – 7-0
L16 – Dundee United – 3-0
QF – EUHV – 11-0
SF – Glasgow City – 2-1
What They Said
Emma Black is under no illusions as to the size of the task facing Motherwell at Firhill and despite having won all there is to win in the Scottish women’s game, the defender insists sampling Scottish Cup success on the back of a superb league campaign would be amongst the best.
“Hibs have won all the domestic cups out with the league in the last few seasons, that show they have that winning mentality already in place,” she said. “They have a lot of quality and international players and we are under no illusions as to how difficult a game it will be.
“If you said to me when I signed in January that we’d have won the league having gone all the season unbeaten on the pitch and made the Scottish Cup final I’d have said there was no chance.”
‘Well gaffer Donald Jennow is determined to build on a fantastic season and is relishing the big occasion.
“I’ve spoken recently about the success of this season and the achievements of this squad but today I want to look forward,” he said. “The most successful teams always ask “what’s next?” For me today should whet the appetite for more success.
“I want more success for these players and for this club and so I want today to be the first step towards sustained success”
Don’t Miss Out
If you can’t make it along to Firhill, be sure to follow @MotherwellLFC on Twitter for team news, live updates, goal highlights and action shots from the match. The game will also be shown live on BBC Alba.