Roberts pleased with Hibs Ladies’ professionalism

Chris Roberts

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Hibs Ladies manager Chris Roberts praised the professionalism of his side after they ground-out a 4-0 victory over city rivals Hutchison Vale at the weekend.

Chelsea Cornet, Chloe Arthur, Emma Brownlie and Heather Richards were all on target for the Hibees, who remain unbeaten and level with Glasgow City at the top of the SWPL.

“The girls were professional,” said Roberts, “We had a lot of the ball against a team that sat in and defended. We had to show a lot of patience and composure.

“Five of the girls were playing in front of 13,500 supporters against France just a few days ago and to come back and give your all, playing in the howling wind at Saughton, takes a lot.

“The playing surface wasn’t great and the wind made conditions poor. However, it was the same for both teams and I felt we were comfortable throughout.

Hutchie boss Andy Enwood was happy to get through the encounter without suffering further loses to his threadbare squad.

Enwood said: “The players we were hoping to have back did not materialise and this restricted us in terms of our attacking options.

“We were down to the bare bones with only 13 players available. However, it was a much better performance from the girls.”

Meanwhile, Hearts Ladies boss Grant Scott was pleased with his side’s performance despite being defeated 6-1 by Glasgow City.

“I got the pluses I hoped for from the game,” said Scott. “The result was never important because of the gulf in quality between the teams.”

Elsewhere, It was a disappointing weekend for Spartans after they lost 3-0 at home to Celtic.