Motherwell will face a stern challenge to make it three wins on the spin when they face Hibernian at Peffermill on Wednesday night.
After moving within two points of a place in the top half of SWPL1 following victories over Stirling University and Forfar Farmington, the weekend’s SWPL Cup winners lie in wait.
Successive wins for Donald Jennow’s side has created some much needed breathing space over the bottom two sides in the league and they will now aim to build some momentum.
There are just two more games until the league breaks up for the summer break, with attentions turning to the national side and their participation at the World Cup in France.
Before that the women of steel have two tough fixtures in five days. After the visit to face Hibs, who currently occupy third spot, they will take on Celtic, who sit second.
Kick off at Peffermill is at 7.30pm.
Hibs come into the fixture in high spirits, having captured their fourth successive SWPL Cup triumph by defeating Glasgow City on penalties in their last outing.
Despite the high of yet more cup success for Grant Scott’s side, they will be keen to eradicate the memories of a heavy loss to Celtic in their previous league match.
That defeat left Hibs in third place in SWPL1, five points off leaders Glasgow City, who have played a game less.
There surely can be no more slip-ups from the Hibees if they are to deny City a 13th successive league title.
Hibernian: SWPL1 – third – 19 points
Motherwell: SWPL1 – fifth – 11 points
What They Said
Motherwell head coach Donald Jennow is hoping his side can take the positives from the victories over Stirling and Forfar into the match.
A dominant performance at Ravenscraig earlier in the season saw the Hibees emerge 4-0 winners and Jennow is urging his side to maintain their focus.
“The aim is exactly the same as in previous weeks,” Jennow said. “We need to continue to improve and learn as a group.
“We will need to be completely focused for the duration of the game as Hibs don’t let you off with mistakes.
“Our aim will to be disciplined and organised, but also take the greater level of composure we have shown on the ball recently into this game.
“When you play teams like Hibs, the game feels faster, but we are well capable of using the ball well.
“If we do that then it gives us a chance to force a mistake or two of our own.”