It was a blustery but dry day at Kilwinning Sports Club as the sides lined up for this first 13 semi final, with a place in the Toryglen finals up for grabs. After an competitive opening 35 minutes, it was the side from Edinburgh who finally prevailed with a three goal flurry in the second half to see off their Glasgow Girls rivals.
Glasgow had in fact taken an early lead in a finely balanced first half. The opener arrived almost from kick off as Olivia Oliver caught the Hibs defence cold with a dashing 30 yard run into the penalty area. Clean through on goal, she showed great composure to place her shot into the net to give Glasgow the dream start.
Hibs took a while to settle against a well organised midfield, lifted by the opener. Space was at a premium as Glasgow thwarted attacks with Hibs trying to find their passing game. It would take a bit of quality to unlock the Glasgow defence.
And it was a fine equaliser which arrived on 15 minutes. Tegan Bowie took the ball down outside a busy penalty area, and the route to goal looked difficult. But with a delightful drag back of the ball she managed to find the extra space to thread a low shot from the angle of the box and into the opposite corner of the net.
All level again, and it became a midfield stalemate for much of the remaining opening half, with two well organised sides sensing the next goal would be crucial.