SWPL: Celtic cruise to 4-0 win over Hibernian in Paradise

Celtic Women celebrate after winning their SWPL match against Hibernian
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Celtic dominated in Parkhead on Saturday in an all green-and-white clash against Hibernian in the Scottish Women’s Premier League 1.

Off to a Scorcher

Fran Alonso’s side set up shop at Celtic’s home stadium with attendance noted at about 3,000 fans, with the Green Brigade making extra noise for the home side. The sun was shining on a hot Saturday afternoon, it really was a day for football.

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Hibs were coming into the away game off the back of a win against Partick Thistle, while Celtic’s last outing was a 6-1 thrashing over Motherwell.

The Ghirls started off strong and with a high press, already setting the pace for the match. It was Clarissa Larisey who opened with a goal in the first minute of the match. Hibs were seemingly caught off guard in the opening seconds, and Celtic used this to their advantage.

At the other end of the pitch, it was Hibernian’s Alexa Coyle with a ball through to Colette Cavanagh, who attempted a shot but was denied the chance of an opener.

It wasn’t long after this that Celtic bagged their second goal. Jacynta Galabadaarachchi placed the ball into the box following some lovely footwork, giving Liv Chance the opportunity to slot it into the net.

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Hotting up at half-time

Half-time was called on a warm sunny Paradise. The Green Brigade ramped up the drums for support as the teams made their way out of the tunnel again.

From the second half whistle, Hibs had a chance through Shannon McGregor on the edge of the box but would she sent her shot over the Celtic goal.

A short five minutes later, Hibernian’s goalkeeper Gabby English knocked the ball out for a corner. From the set-piece Celtic added another to the scoreboard as Jodie Bartle headed the third goal into the net.

On the 84th minute, Celtic buried the match as Chloe Warrington smashed home the fourth goal of the afternoon.

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With the full-time whistle blown, it was a home win for the Glasgow side. Next up for Hibernian is another away game, this time for the SWF Cup quarter-final against Partick Thistle. Celtic next face Aberdeen on the road, also in the quarter-finals of the Cup.

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