Kerry Montgomery hopes Motherwell can put the controversial defeat to Forfar Farmington behind them by reaching the quarter finals of the SWPL Cup.
The Motherwell captain thought she had earned the women of steel a share of the spoils at Station Park last Sunday. However, the ball was judged to have hit the net after the referee’s final whistle.
Donald Jennow’s side travel to face SWPL2 side Hutchison Vale on Sunday, with a place in the last eight of the first cup competition of the season up for grabs.
Montgomery is relishing the chance to put last weekend’s disappointment firmly behind her.
“Last week was a tough one to take, but that’s done with now,” Montgomery said. “The focus all week has been firmly on the cup game on Sunday.
”We have a group of girls who are hungry and want to win. The game on Sunday is a great platform for us to get back to winning ways and more importantly with a good solid team performance.”
Last season, Montgomery played a big part as Motherwell reached the Scottish Cup final.
Although they were unable to upset the odds in the final against Hibs, the midfielder is aiming for more success in 2019.
‘Well will make the trip to the capital as firm favourites, but the skipper has warned against complacency.
“We have a brand new team and are looking to our own journey in the cup competitions,” she added. “Despite saying that, it was a Motherwell team that made it to the final last year.
“We have to look to try and keep that focus and belief to push to that level.
“The game is on Hutchison Vale’s patch, so we are looking at it as a tricky away fixture that we’ll need to be mentally and physically ready for.
“They will be looking to bounce back from their difficult start to the season, so we aren’t taking anything for granted.”
After a close season that brought wholesale changes to the ‘Well squad, Montgomery was one of the few players who remain from the side that surged to the SWPL2 title.
The 30-year-old is enjoying life at Fir Park and has praised the spirit within the newly assembled squad.
“The last couple months in training with the squad have been great,” said the former Celtic midfielder.
“We’re beginning to have a good understanding of each other.
“We all get on really well, the banter is great, but the focus is even better we have a group that want to learn, improve and push to win.
“It’s competitive and a really good atmosphere right now.”