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 Hibs won the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup for the fourth year in succession after a penalty-shootout victory over Glasgow City at Airdrieonians’ Penny Cars Stadium last night.

Glasgow had the better of the opening period before Hibs found their form and the first half ended goalless.

There was controversy in the second half at both ends. Rachael Small had the ball in the net for Hibs, but the referee penalised Amy Gallacher for a foul on the goalkeeper despite minimal contact.

At the other end Docherty went down inside the box but City’s appeals for a penalty were waved away.

The 90-minutes ended all square as did the 30-minutes of extra time so the final was decided on penalty picks.

Siobhan Hunter, Small and Shannon McGregor all scored for Hibs whilst Jenna Fife saved from Hayley Lauder and Clare Shine.

Cailin Michie fired home the winning spot kick as Hibs won a seventh domestic knockout cup in a row.

After the game Jamie-Lee Napier told BBC Scotland: “We’re still Hibs, we’re still fighting and we can still compete.

“This has given us a massive boost and we’ll take this into the second half of the season.

“We just wanted to go out and prove to everyone, especially after the defeat to Celtic at the weekend, that we can still compete and we’re going to challenge for everything this season. “It obviously takes a lot of confidence to go up and take a penalty but the girls are confident and we had belief that we were going to win it and belief in Jenna that she could make the vital saves.”

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