|Continued success for Hearts Girls|
Hearts under 17s Girls have had a busy period of games with a trip up to Forfar Farmington proving a tricky test for the Jambos a couple of weeks ago.The game ended in a 4-4 draw with Forfar equalizing in the minute minute of the game.
It was then on to a midweek encounter with Boroughmuir which proved to be no walkover though if the Hearts Girls had taken all of their chances it could have well been a bigger score than the 5-1 win it turned out to be.
Next up were East Fife who battled well without causing too many problems defensively for Hearts on a day they did not play at their best but ended up with a 4-0 win. Nadean Henderson kept up her impressive scoring record with goals in each of the games as did the ever improving Nicole Rutherford who added more goals to her tally for the season. Brogan Anderson, Gemma Mason and Carly Noble also bagged efforts during this period to keep up the league challenge.
During this period although out of the East Fife game Hearts latest signing Simone Mcmahon proved what a great player she will be for the team and the club in the future with an excellent debut against Forfar and a man of the match performance against Boroughmuir on a tricky pitch at Dalkeith. Her signing from rivals Hibs has strengthened the 17s at a crucial time of the season and will add some more quality to the midfield.
I cannot go on any further without mentioning Hearts 13s fantastic win in the league cup final against Spartans yesterday 17th June who have brought the first ever trophy to Hearts Women & Girls in only our third season. Their 4-2 extra time win is a result of hundreds of hours of time put in by Coaches & the girls over the last few years and a hearty congratulations go to Colin Macdonald and his Coaching team who have all put the time in at the 13s in the last few years.
The Hearts Women also have an opportunity to win silverware this Wednesday in their league cup final at Alloa's Recreation park with a 7.00pm ko. Hearts Women's head Coach Tam Milne takes his young talented side through to the West and the reaching of the final is another proof of the Hearts coaching network working with 80% of the first team Players all coming up from younger age groups or being with the club from its first days 3 years ago. The present Hearts backline has 3 girls under 17 and another 2 under 18 giving them probably the youngest defence in the whole of the women’s leagues. There final against Aberdeen reserves will hopefully bring the second ever piece of silverware for the club.