Spartans Ladies rue missed chance against Glasgow

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Spartans manager Debbi McCulloch believes her side should have taken something from their match with Glasgow City at the weekend.

The Ainslie Park side more than matched City during the 90 minutes but were left empty handed after losing 2-0.

“We’re all disappointed not to take anything from the game because everyone did their jobs and I couldn’t fault a player,” said McCulloch.

“There are plenty of positives to take from the game; the girls showed a great attitude, total determination and played some really good football.

“We started slowly and lost an early goal. However, the girls showed a great attitude and with the chances we created, we could’ve been ahead before the break, but we just couldn’t put them in the net.”

Elsewhere, Courtney Mcavoy scored the only goal of the game as Hamilton Academical defeated Hearts Ladies 1-0.

Jambos boss Grant Scott couldn’t hide his irritation at the results. “It’s a massively frustrating result and there were parts of our performance that I’m really disappointed with,” he said. “We started poorly and it was that 10-15 spell that cost us because Hamilton scored from our error. We knew how Accies would play and we didn’t combat that until after the damage was done.”

Meanwhile, Hutchison Vale lost 2-0 to Stirling University, leaving them eight points from safety. “Given the situation we find ourselves in at the bottom end of the league, the result was really disappointing,” lamented their manager Andy Enwood. “I felt that long spells of the game were played in the Stirling defensive third but we lacked penetration.

“The longer the game went the more likely it was that we could be hit with a sucker punch and that’s how it played out. I feel that we deserved to take something from the game, maybe not all three points, but certainly one at least. Things can change quickly so we must keep battling and plugging it.”

Hibernian Ladies were the only Edinburgh side to record a victory, with Siobhan Hunter scoring the only goal in their 1-0 win over Celtic.