Hibs Ladies back to winning ways after title heartache

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HIBERNIAN LADIES boss Willie Kirk believes his side put last weekend’s disappointment behind them with a clinical second-half performance against Rangers, writes RICHARD PAYNE.

The Hibees’ title bid ended with a defeat by champions Glasgow City a little over a week ago, but they bounced back with aplomb to defeat the Gers 4-1 on Sunday.

Kirk was delighted by his players’ response, but admitted it took them some time to get into their stride. He said: “I felt there was very little in the first half and Rangers probably shaded it. I think it took us 45 minutes to get the City result out of our system as our passing was poor and there was no real urgency about our play.

“The second half was much better and we took our goals well. The team were determined to get back to winning ways and we now have a comfortable cushion on the teams chasing us for second place.”

Meanwhile, Hutchison Vale ended any lingering relegation fears with 5-1 victory over Buchan at Saughton Enclosure. Michelle Russell (2), Bryony Ross, Tracy Donachie and Laura Gavin were all on target.

Spartans lost 2-0 to Aberdeen 2-0 at Ainslie Park.

The Hibees’ title bid ended with a defeat by champions Glasgow City a little over a week ago, but they bounced back with aplomb to defeat the Gers 4-1 on Sunday.

Kirk was delighted by his players’ response, but admitted it took them some time to get into their stride. He said: “I felt there was very little in the first half and Rangers probably shaded it. I think it took us 45 minutes to get the City result out of our system as our passing was poor and there was no real urgency about our play.

“The second half was much better and we took our goals well. The team were determined to get back to winning ways and we now have a comfortable cushion on the teams chasing us for second place.”

Meanwhile, Hutchison Vale ended any lingering relegation fears with 5-1 victory over Buchan at Saughton Enclosure. Michelle Russell (2), Bryony Ross, Tracy Donachie and Laura Gavin were all on target.

Spartans lost 2-0 to Aberdeen 2-0 at Ainslie Park.