Women’s football: Hutchie have ground for concern

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HUTCHISON VALE manager Andy Enwood insists his side must adapt better to differing playing surfaces if they are to get back to winning ways.

The black and golds face Forfar Farmington at Station Park, Forfar tomorrow (kick-off 2.00pm) desperate to prove that last weekend’s surprise defeat by Falkirk was merely a blip in form.

Enwood commented: “Last week I felt we didn’t adapt to the playing conditions and that is a learning curve for not only the girls but also myself.

“We are jumping between playing on grass to playing on astro turf and vice versa most weekends and we must adapt to the conditions better.”

Elsewhere, Spartans aim to keep their winning run going when they travel west to take on Celtic at Barrowfield (kick-off 4.00pm) knowing that three points would lift the Ainslie Park outfit above the Hoops in the table.

Spartans boss Debbi McCulloch has privately handed her players targets for the remainder of the season as they look to finish runners-up in the SWPL.

She said: “At this stage of the season every fixture is important and we have given the players a points target to achieve before the end of the season to give us the best chance possible of finishing second.”

Meanwhile, Hibs Ladies face undefeated league leaders Glasgow City at Albyn Park, Broxburn (kick-off 2.00pm).