Hearts women

Match Report: Hearts Women 9-0 Edinburgh Caledonia

07 January 2024

Hearts Women safely secured their spot in the Scottish Gas Scottish Cup fourth round draw with a convincing 9-0 victory over Edinburgh Caledonia at Oriam on Sunday.


Eva Olid named a mixed team of youth and experience for the visit of the League One side.


Erin Husband was making her Hearts debut, meanwhile sister Jess was making her first competitive start for the Jambos.


It was a first half that belonged to Kathleen McGovern, with the striker notching a hat-trick in a dominant first 45.


Robyn Taylor in the Caley goal was acquitting herself well and made some excellent saves to keep Hearts at bay in the early exchanges.


The stopper could do little about Hearts’ opener. After McGovern was brought down in the penalty box, the striker dusted herself down and found the bottom corner with her spot-kick.


She was at it again just three minutes later, and this goal was all instinct. The ball rebounded into the path of the forward, who first time, curled a perfect right-foot shot that arched perfectly into the top corner to double the Jambos’ lead.


McGovern had the match ball tucked under her arm after just 26 minutes. Jenna Penman made good ground down the right-hand side and her cutback was lashed into the bottom corner by the number 21.


The fourth goal arrived ten minutes before the break. Aimee Anderson was sent clean through on goal and she kept her cool to slot the ball past Taylor and round off a dominant first half.


Hearts Women 4-0 Edinburgh Caledonia


Hearts started the second half the way they finished the first and McGovern, not content with her hat-trick, added her fourth of the afternoon nine minutes after the restart. Penman was again involved, as she threaded a nicely weighted pass in behind the Caley backline and McGovern did the rest to beat Taylor. 


In truth, Hearts could’ve scored more and as well as Taylor having a fantastic game in the Caley goal, the post denied the Jambos on more than one occasion.


For all of Caley’s effort and application, the goals kept coming for Hearts. Georgia Hunter rose highest to head home Cailin Michie’s corner, before Sade Adamolekun came off the bench to curl home goal number seven, with 20 minutes remaining.


Erin and Jess Husband had both impressed and the latter came ever so close to marking her first competitive start with a goal, 15 minutes from time. After cutting in off the left wing, she let fly and with Taylor beaten, her effort cannoned back off the bar.


Two more Hearts substitutes came off the bench to grab goals in the final ten minutes. Firstly, Danni Findlay timed her run smartly and slotted past Taylor before, Addie Handley’s deflected shot rounded off a comfortable afternoon for the Jambos.



Hearts: Parker-Smith, Penman (Handley, 75), Hunter ©, Rennie, Anderson, Waldie (Findlay, 46), McGovern (Adamolekun, 60), Davies, Michie, E.Husband, J.Husband


Subs: Brownlie, Grant, Timms, Adamolekun, Handley, Findlay


Edinburgh Caledonia: Taylor, Macrae, McCormick, Downie, Nicolson, Ross, Brown, McComisky, Mackenzie, Hyett, Edwards


Subs: Haynes, Stewart, Watt, Villegas, Cleaver, Platt, Youseff, Evans, Haynes