Burt: We found a way to win

22 January 2023

The girls had chances to go ahead long before they did, but in the end, it took a wonderful free kick from Emma Brownlie to secure the victory.

“That is the sign of a good team,” he said. “When you don’t play your best and you come away to a difficult place and take three points. You find a way to win.

“We have done that a couple of times now this season where we have had to show a different side to our game. It would have been very easy for us to start forcing things, but when push came to shove, we managed to get that goal.

“We spoke during the week about not undoing the good work of last weekend against Rangers. That would have been hugely disappointing after the highs of last Sunday to come up to Aberdeen and drop points, so thankfully we have managed to get that victory.”

On the winning goal, he added: “Emma is capable of that. On the sidelines we were just saying ‘hit the target’ because you know she has the technical ability to find wherever is open in the goal from that range.”

“She is a fantastic football player, who has been fantastic both on and off the pitch since she joined the club, so I am so happy for her to get the winner today.”

It’s fair to say that Hearts are in the midst of a tough run of fixtures at the moment, but after holding Rangers last weekend and winning away in Aberdeen, Celtic are the visitors to Oriam next weekend, but Burt admits the girls are full of confidence at the moment. 

“It is a tough run of fixtures just now, but our message to the girls is ‘why can’t we go and do the same again against Celtic and Glasgow City’. 

“You have to have belief. We tried to drum that message into the girls for the Rangers game and you could see that we played like a team with belief and that has to be the same against Celtic, Motherwell and Glasgow City now.”

“Our focus turns to Celtic now though. We will do our homework, as we always do and try to execute our gameplan and try to have an impact on the game.”