Hearts Ladies on the up after first victory

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Hearts Ladies boss Grant Scott believes his side’s first victory of the season was long overdue and that they can now go from strength-to-strength.

Goals from Demi Falconer and Brogan Anderson handed the Jambos full points in a 2-0 win over Forfar Farmington.

“We’re delighted and it’s great to get that first win,”said Scott. “It’s been coming in the last couple of weeks because I felt we should’ve beaten Stirling and Hamilton. That first win will hopefully have given the players the belief that they can compete at this level.

“We know what our level is and we have to be able to compete at that level before we can look higher.

“In the games against the teams I expect to be in the bottom six, we have so far played four of the five and haven’t been beaten.”

Spartans thrashed Inverness City 7-0 in the Highlands with Sarah Ewens (3), Louise Mason (2) and Morgan Mitchell (2) grabbing the goals.

With first-choice goalkeeper Rachel Harrison injured, Manager Debbi McCulloch handed 15-year-old Eartha Cummings her second start in as many weeks. McCulloch believes the youngster has great potential, saying: “She is one of the most talented players I’ve ever worked with and she can go very far.

“Right now, these games are about experience for Eartha and it’s good for Rachel to have that competition.”

Hibs Ladies came from behind to defeat Rangers 2-1 thanks to goals from Lucy Graham and Joelle Murray. Victory keeps the Hibees level at the top of the table with Glasgow City and delighted boss Chris Roberts. He said: “It was a really professional performance and I felt we were in control for the entire 90 minutes.

“Rangers were well-organised and scored a goal against the run of play, but we were always in command, had a lot of pressure and created lots of chances.

“The girls’ confidence is growing every week and that adds pressure because we are going into almost every game now as favourites.”

Hutchison Vale manager Andy Enwood was disappointed after watching his understrength side defeated 7-0 by Celtic. He said: “It’s a sore one to lose that many goals. We only had 13 players available due to injuries, so we were down to the bare bones and it was always going to be difficult.”