SWPL Weekend Preview – Final Day of the Season


It will be party time at Glasgow Green at 3.45pm on Sunday when the final whistle blows and Glasgow City pick up the Premier League Championship for the fourth successive season.

Having virtually secured the title last weekend with a 3-1 win over Celtic at Lennoxtown, City face Inverness this weekend, in their final match of the campaign – kick off 2pm.

Undefeated for 2 full years in the League, City Manager Peter Caulfield is confident his side will keep up their impressive record, even although the title is in the bag.

He said, “We will not be taking Inverness lightly on Sunday, irrespective of whether or not the result will mean anything. They defeated Rangers only last weekend and on their day are a tricky side. We have an excellent record in the League and we want to keep that. We continue to strive to set standards within the team and the girls know what is expected of them. Four titles in an immense achievement, but we can do more and we can be better and Sunday is another step towards that. The girls will also be determined to end the season on a high and there will be no greater a feeling than picking up your winner’s medal after another good performance and three points.”

Elsewhere, Spartans have secured third spot with last Sunday’s win over rivals Hibernian and they face a tough encounter with Celtic this weekend in their final match. No doubt hurting from the loss to City, Celtic will be determined to get back on track, but Spartans will also be aiming for three points, to show that they are potential title challengers for next season.

Rangers host Forfar Farmington and will be looking for a win to try to move up to a seventh placed finish in the League. The Gers have a Scottish Cup Final to look forward to a week later against Hibernian and with Cup final starting berths up for grabs, every player will be looking to impress gaffer Scott Allison.

At the bottom of the Premier League table, Aberdeen face an almighty task to stay up. Killie’s surprise win over Dundee United last weekend moved them above the Dons and with one final match only remaining, Aberdeen must now hope Killie lose their game against Boroughmuir and the Dons get at least a point against Hamilton – a tall order against a talented Lanarkshire side, six places above them in the table.

Full Weekend round-up

Glasgow City v Inverness: Glasgow Green, 2pm
Spartans v Celtic: Spartans Academy, Edinburgh, 2pm
Rangers v Forfar Farmington: Petershill Park, Glasgow, 2pm
Boroughmuir v Kilmarnock: Meggetland, Edinburgh, 2pm
Dundee Utd v Hibernian: Downfield Sports Club, Dundee, 2pm
Aberdeen v Hamilton: Lochside Park, Bridge of Don, 2pm


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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