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On Sunday, Hibernian and Glasgow City will contest the 2013 SWF Scottish Cup Final at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.
Both clubs have won the competition on five occasions and on Sunday one team will create history by getting their hands on the famous trophy with a record breaking sixth success.
Glasgow City are the current holders of the trophy, having defeated Forfar Farmington 1-0 in last season's Final and can become the first club to win the Scottish Cup in three successive seasons. To do so they will have to overcome a young Hibernian side that have achieved their highest league finish since 2007-08 by finishing runners-up in this term's Scottish Women's Premier League.
Glasgow City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black, hopes his side can end another hugely successful campaign by completing the domestic treble. He said: "I believe it is fitting that we are playing Hibs on Sunday as they have been the strongest challengers to us all season and the national cup final deserves to be competed for by the two best sides.
"We won the League by a record margin this year despite the improvement made by the top six sides which shows a remarkable consistency by my players to maintain the standards set at this club.
"Hibs are a very talented team with lots of energy and pace, they have a good mix of experience and youth, and have players of international standard within their ranks.
"We haven't had as much time as I would've liked to prepare due to our Champions League games, but that is what it is like at our club as the big games just keep coming.
"I hope the players can be inspired by the fabulous support they have had this season and finish off a magnificent season with the domestic treble."
Hibernian manager Willie Kirk admits his side have had the luxury of two weeks preparation time but doesn't expect that to have any impact on the game's outcome. He commented: "We have been quite fortunate that we have had two weeks to prepare for the final and every session has been focussed on winning that game, whilst City will have had just one or two sessions to focus on the match as they have been busy with Arsenal.
"That could affect them mentally but it won't matter physically because they are conditioned to play two or three times a week.
"We know that given the resources of the respective teams, we will need to be at our best and carry a lot of luck because they are a quality side and there is no getting away from that.
"The girls have been right up for it in training and have been focussed and positive on what we will need to do. We can go into the game relaxed with little pressure on us as we are massive underdogs and are not expected to win by those out with the club.
"Winning the cup on Sunday would be huge for this group of players because a win could be the catalyst for big things."
SWF Scottish Cup Final
Hibernian v Glasgow City
Sunday 17 November 2013
Broadwood Stadium - kick off 3pm
Admission: Adults £6, Children/concessions £3 and Family (2+2) £15
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