My personal blog on Scottish Women's Football
Hibernian Ladies are one of the dominant sides in Scottish Women’s Football, and this season will undoubtedly be looking to challenge Glasgow City in all three competitions.
After the 17th May 2015, Hibs and Glasgow City played out a thrilling draw and both teams sit top of the table, unbeaten, on 16 points. And the it will be two sides that compete for the SWPL Cup in the Final on the 3rd June.
Head Coach: Chris Roberts
Captain: Joelle Murray
Stadium: Albyn Park
Hibernian were founded in 1997 under the name of Preston Athletic, but two years later they became Hibernian. Since then, they have become one of the leading lights across all levels.
After being runners-up in the 2002-03 SWPL, they won the league for the first time in the 2003-04 season. Over the next four seasons they were runners-up twice to Glasgow City and won the division twice. Every time they lifted the league title, it was City who were the runners-up. When they won the 2006-07 title, they did so with a 100% record.Their best league season in recent times was in the 2013 when they were once again runners-up to City.
In the Scottish Cup, they have won the tournament three times in 2003, 2005 and 2007. They have won the SWPL Cup three times and have been runners-up three times.
They ended the league’s first phase in fourth place and four points behind second placed Rangers. But in the second phase, they had the second best form in the league picking up 19 points out of a possible 30. Overall, they finished third in the league, only behind runners-up Rangers on an inferior goal difference.
Hibs reached the 2014 SWP League Cup Final in a flamboyant style – beating Hutchinson Vale 12-0, Buchan 7-0 and Celtic 3-0 – but in the Final they were beaten 3-0 by Glasgow City.
On their way to the 2014 Scottish Cup Semi-Final they beat Mill United, Aberdeen Reserves and Falkirk – but they lost to Glasgow City 4-0.
Their season so far
Hibs’ league form has been spectacular, winning all five games including beating Hamilton 8-1 and Forfar 7-2. In the SWP League Cup, they reached the final after thrashing Hamilton, then beating Spartans on penalties before knocking out Aberdeen 4-0. And then in top of the table clash, they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Glasgow City.
Their joint-top goal scorers in 2015 in all competitions is Abi Harrison with 7 goals (all in the league) whilst Lucy Graham has scored 7 goals, with 4 off them in the League Cup.
League Record over Past Eight Seasons
2014: SWPL – 3rd 43 points.
2013: SWPL– 2nd 31 points.
2012: SWPL – 4th 43 points.
2011: SWPL – 3rd 42 points.
2010: SWPL – 4th 43 points.
2008/09: SWPL – 4th 30 points.
2007/08: SWPL – 2nd 52 points.
2006/07: SWPL – 1st 66 points – CHAMPIONS.