Hearts women

Match Report: Hearts 4-0 Aberdeen

11 February 2024

Hearts Women picked up yet another three points on home soil on Sunday as they defeated Aberdeen 4-0 at Oriam.


Eva Olid made two changes to the side that was narrowly defeated by Rangers in midweek. Jenna Penman replaced Addie Handley at left-back and Megan Bell replaced Cailin Michie in midfield.


The Dons have earned many plaudits this season for a positive style of play and there wasn’t much between the sides in the early stages, with both teams enjoying their fair share of possession and playing out from the back.


The first opening of the match fell to Sade Adamolekun after 16 minutes. It was positive play down the right from Bell and her pull back picked out the midfielder, who fired straight at Jenni Currie.


The Jambos were slowly finding their groove and after Mooney’s header was straight at Currie, Hearts did make the breakthrough on 28 minutes.

Grant’s corner from the left was met by Lizzie Waldie and she powered her header down into the ground and into the far corner.


The visitors hadn’t done a lot wrong in the first half, however, they found themselves two goals behind 10 minutes before the break. Jenna Penman drove forward from left-back and after playing a smart one-two with Georgia Timms, she drilled the ball low into the bottom corner to double Hearts' lead. 


Half-time: Hearts 2-0 Aberdeen


In the Hearts goal, Charlotte Parker-Smith had been relatively untested in the first half, however, she was on her toes to deny Bailey Hutchison’s long-range volley from distance.


Adamolekun almost added a third on the hour mark, but was denied by Currie, before Danni Findlay came off the bench to seal the points after 68 minutes.


It once again came from a set piece, as Grant’s corner was nodded down by Carly Girasoli and into the path of Findlay, who with her back to goal, hooked the ball over her shoulder and into the roof of the net. 


To their credit, Aberdeen continued to threaten, and Parker-Smith was once again called into action to deny Darcie Miller, before Findlay put the icing on the cake in stoppage time.


It was perhaps harsh on the visitors, but as Findlay swivelled just inside the box, her deflected effort looped over Currie to round off a comfortable afternoon for the Jambos.


Hearts: Parker-Smith, Penman (J.Husband, 62), Brownlie (Handley, 76), Hunter ©, Grant (Michie, 72), Timms (Findlay, 62), Waldie, Adamolekun (Rennie, 62), Mooney, Bell, Girasoli


Subs: Johnstone, Rennie, Handley, Findlay, Michie, E.Husband, J.Husband


Aberdeen: Currie, Shore, Gover, Stewart, Hutchison, Lindbaek, Ogilvie, Finnie, Innes, Banfield, Thomson


Subs: MacLean, McCann, Miller, Martindale, Lawson, Murray, Black, MacPherson