Hearts Women lost 6-0 to table topping Rangers as they marked their return to competitive action on Sunday afternoon.
Taking on the league leaders was always going to be a tough ask for the newly promoted Jambos and Rangers raced into a 5-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Kerr, Howat, Nesss and an Arnot brace.
The girls in maroon were much improved in the second half, however, and although Rangers added one more, Andy Kirk's side looked more composed in the final 45 as they kept their visitors at bay for large periods.
Next up for Hearts Women is an away tie at Celtic on Sunday 11th April.
Photo: David Mollison