Hearts women

Olid: Job done

31 March 2024

Hearts Women manager Eva Olid has praised her players for getting the job done in a 3-0 victory Partick Thistle at Petershill on Sunday. 


The Jambos were ahead at the break thanks to a Danni Findlay header and although it wasn't a classic encounter, Hearts were ruthless, running out comfortable winners in the end, with Kathleen McGovern marking her return from injury with a goal in the second half. 


Speaking to the Official Hearts Website at full-time, Olid said: 


"It's always difficult when you come here. So to score three goals and get all three points, that makes me very happy. 


"We had the full 20 players in the squad today and that has been a long time since we have been able to do that. We are confident that we have players on the bench that can change a match and give different things fro, the starting line-up if you need to change things and I think that was key today.


"We didn't give away many set plays today because they are so good from them, which is another positive. In some transitions, we made simple mistakes and they are good in transition. 


"I think today was a nicer football game to watch than the last game here. Both teams tried to play football today and that is so attractive for the game."


 It was a first league start for Jess Husband at left-back and Olid was full of praise for the 16-year-old and her performance. 


"She has a lot of good attributes. For her age, she has a lot of physicality, can play 90 minutes perfectly. We know she is going to perform for the full 90 and she has a good balance between attack and defence. 


"I am so happy for her, so huge congratulations to her on her first league start and her first 90 minutes with us."