Forfar Farmington 0-5 Hibernian: Dominant visitors make it 11 goals in two games

Dominant Hibernian handed out their second thrashing in two weeks after they hammered Forfar Farmington 5-0 at Station Park.

A week on from their 6-0 win over Hearts, Colette Cavanagh scored a brace, with Carla Boyce, Joelle Murray and Ria McCafferty also netting.

And, Dean Gibson’s side could leapfrog fourth-place Spartans on Wednesday should they beat their Edinburgh rivals at Ainslie Park.

Despite their fourth-consecutive defeat and third without scoring, Forfar remain in sixth place; five points clear of Motherwell.

Hibs struggled to create any clear-cut chances in the opening period. Following an appeal of handball in the box waved away by the referee, their best chances came through wide shots by Amy Gallacher and Boyce.

But they began to grow as a force and Leah Eddie had a long range effort bounce off the crossbar before the opening goal arrived.

Amy Muir’s shot from the edge of the box was blocked, but Boyce pounced onto the rebound, slotting past Lauren Perry in the Forfar goal.

Boyce headed over from close range following captain Murray’s shot being cleared on the goal line.

But Hibs did enter the break with a two-goal cushion, as Eddie’s long pass reached an unmarked Cavanagh, who coolly converted.

Hibs kept the pressure up in the second half as Murray was once again denied a goal, with her shot headed off the line by Charlotte Gammie.

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But their patience was rewarded on the hour mark as Cavanagh grabbed her second of the afternoon after the ball fell to her when the Forfar defence failed to clear.

Murray finally got her goal with a low shot from a corner past substitute goalkeeper Beth Mowatt.

Forfar would then have their best chance of the afternoon as Donna Paterson picked out Hannah Stewart, but her effort clipped the post.

Siobhan Hunter made her long-awaited return from injury from the bench before fellow substitute McCafferty completed the scoring as her touch diverted Muir’s corner goalwards.

Player of the match -  Colette Cavanagh.