Hibs Ladies thrash Rangers

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Chris roberts watched his Hibs Ladies team dismantle Rangers 4-1 on Sunday and admitted he was delighted to see them maintain their long unbeaten run.

Goals from Abi Harrison (2), Lia Tweedie and Lizzie Arnot helped the Hibees take maximum points whilst eating into joint-league leader Glasgow City’s goal difference.

“We knew Rangers would be hurting after a heavy defeat from Celtic last week,” said Roberts, “so I’m very pleased. They always make it difficult – even more so when they have a point to prove.

“Yet, we started brightly and really should’ve put the game to bed inside the first 20 minutes but only had Lia’s goal to show for our efforts.

“They were well organised, built from the back, were strong defensively and tried to spoil it, which they certainly did for a period.

“In the second half we were very good and this time took our chances to run out deserving winners.

“It wasn’t out prettiest performance of the season but it is another three points and it maintains our unbeaten record.”

Elsewhere, Brogan Anderson’s goal for Hearts Ladies proved to be little more than a consolation as Stirling University extended the gap over the Jambos to nine points following their 7-1 victory.

Afterwards, Hearts boss Grant Scott admitted he was disappointed with his side’s reaction and acknowledged they will need to show more resolve if they are to secure their survival.

Scott said: “In our last couple of games I’ve felt that we were unlucky and should’ve taken more from them however this time lady luck didn’t desert us – we simply got what we deserved.

“In the first half we dictated play, had chances and were unfortunate to be behind however second half Stirling were ruthless and punished us.

“I felt that the girls’ heads dropped after the fourth goal and we lost our way which is something we cannot afford to do if we want to remain at this level.”

Hutchison Vale claimed back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 4-1 victory over Inverness City. Laura Gavin, Rachel Walkingshaw, Hayley Cunningham and Mariel Kaney allcored.

Spartans lost 3-1 to Celtic at East Kilbride.