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Hearts into final

8th May 2014

Easy victory over Cowdenbeath sets up League Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic

By Hearts News at Forester Park, Tranent

SWFL First Division League Cup

Hearts 4 (B. Anderson 7, 28, 85, Stewart 10) Cowdenbeath 0

Hearts booked their place in their divisional League Cup Final against Dunfermline Athletic with a straightforward win over a never-say-die Cowdenbeath.

A 3-0 interval lead provided the hosts the required cushion to play within themselves during the second half with the hosts adding to their tally in the closing minutes.

In truth, neither goalkeeper was kept terribly busy, with Jenni Currie in the Hearts goal forced into action only rarely, coming closest to conceding in the 39th minute, when Cowdenbeath's Sharon Deacon caused consternation in the Hearts defence, only to see the ball slip just wide.

A hat-trick from Brogan Anderson was joined by an effort by Emma Stewart. Anderson got going by striding on to an inch-perfect cross from Grete Wilson, to slide the ball into the bottom, left-hand corner.

Her second was a header - off a Coral Cassidy cross - and her third was an impressive display of self-confidence, driving forward, head up, before unleashing a 23-yard shot.

Stewart, meanwhile, showed determination to turn in the 18-yard box, before prodding the ball into the far corner.

As always, Cowdenbeath played with good spirit, for all that there were some frustrating moments.

Truth is, the win for Hearts came from their midfield, with Gemma Mason showing some smashing touches and Megan Paterson proving a constant driving force, from deep midfield. But for a very brief show of petulance, hers was inspiring performance.

Hearts (r-to-l): Currie; Hutchison, Cassidy, Hughes, Diey (Rae 85); Paterson (c), Falconer (Kidd 72), Wilson, Mason; Stewart (Noble 75), B. Anderson. Subs not used: Honjigawa, Malcolm.

Cowdenbeath (r-to-l): Keir; Scott (Burns 53), J. Tennant, Wight, Leaver; McCready; McIntosh (Byrne 70), K. Tennant (c), Fraser, Moodie; Deacon (Wheatley 53). Subs not used: None.

Pictured: Hearts' hat-trick hero, Brogan Anderson, takes her salute.