Hutchison Vale manager Andy Enwood praised the response of his women players after they drew 3-3 with Aberdeen at the weekend.
Hutchie, who had shipped 21 goals in their previous two fixtures, produced a terrific display and were unlucky not to take full points with the Dons equalising in the 89th minute.
Enwood said: “I felt that we deserved all three points, however, given the way recent results have gone for us I’m absolutely delighted with the players’ reaction.
“I asked the girls to step up to the plate and they certainly did. They were magnificent.
“It was a back-to-basics, working hard, playing with intensity and the girls’ performance and reaction more than makes up for the disappointment of losing the late goal.
“We deserved three points and I know from speaking to the Aberdeen coaches that they agreed and their side were a little fortunate.”
Brogan Anderson, Vicki Farquhar, Amy Harrison were all on target for Hearts Ladies, however, like Hutchie, they were denied by a late equaliser as Stirling University struck in the closing moments.
“Because we were leading with only seven minutes remaining I definitely feel it was two points dropped,” said Hearts manager Grant Scott.
“Before the game I was looking for at least a point and although we have come away disappointed not to have won there were positives to take from it.
“We played good football and carried on our form from last week but it was a horrible day for playing football because of the wind and rain.”
Elsewhere, Hibs Ladies’ perfect start to the season continued at the weekend as they thumped Forfar Farmington 7-2 at Albyn Park, Broxburn. Abigail Harrison (2), Katey Turner, Siobhan Hunter, Kirsty Smith, Chelsea Cornet and Lizzie Arnot were all on target for Hibs who only trail league leaders Glasgow City on goal difference.
Hibs boss Chris Roberts was delighted with his side, saying: “We dominated from start-to-finish and spent nearly all of the game in their half.
“Once again we created a lot of chances but as I said before, we need to improve and be more clinical in front of goal.
“That said, we had six different scorers and the quality of goals was very pleasing.”
Louise Mason and Alana Marshall were on target as Spartans got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over basement outfit against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park.