Hearts Women

Hearts Women host Hutchie Vale in rearranged game

5th November 2019

Heart of Midlothian Women will face Hutchison Vale this weekend in a rearranged SWPL 2 fixture.

The original encounter, on September 22nd, was cancelled after Hutchison Vale did not field a team and Hearts were subsequently awarded a 3-0 victory.

However, in the interests of sporting integrity, the club decided to appeal this decision by the League Management Committee and request that the match be rescheduled.

Both Hearts and Hamilton Academical have both enjoyed a standout season in SWPL 2 and sit at the top of the league on the same number of points.

With the real possibility of the league title, and with it promotion to SWPL 1, being decided on goal difference, the club felt it was only right and fair to stage the Hutchison Vale fixture and afford the players the chance to better the default 3-0 victory.

The club therefore presented its case to the Scottish Women’s Football Appeals Panel and on October 29th the appeal was upheld, meaning the match will now take place this Sunday.

The club would like to place on record its appreciation at the professionalism and diligence shown in the hearing of the appeal, and the club believes that by ensuring this fixture be played that the sporting integrity of the league competition is being adhered to.

Kick off on Sunday (November 10th) is 12.30pm at Oriam and the club hopes that as many supporters as possible will turn out to cheer on the side in their penultimate game of the season.