Hearts women aim to build momentum ahead of summer break

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Hearts Women striker Ashley Carse stressed the importance of getting back to winning ways after the Jambos picked up their first league win in more than a month.

Prior to Sunday’s SWPL 2 6-0 demolition of bottom side East Fife, a match that saw 26-year-old Carse notch a double, the Capital outfit hadn’t collected three points in the league since the 4-1 victory at Glasgow Girls on May 7.

And now Carse, who is in her second season with Andy Enwood’s side having joined from Hutchison Vale, says it is vital they build some momentum ahead of next month’s summer break.

“It was really important to get back on track having had a difficult time recently,” Carse explained. “We never take anything for granted, especially on Sunday despite East Fife being bottom. But we got the goals needed to get us back to winning ways. With the summer break coming up it’s important we pick up as many points as we can to boost our confidence going into the second half of the season.

“We know Forfar are a wee bit ahead of everyone else at the top but we certainly won’t give up the chase. I was happy to get back on the scoresheet on Sunday so I was pleased from both a team and personal point of view.”

Elsewhere, Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale were narrowly beaten 2-1 at second top Motherwell. Ashley Fish had given the visitors a first-half lead but two goals in the last 20 minutes turned the game on its head.