Aberdeen Women vs Queen’s Park Women Preview

Queen’s Park Women face Aberdeen in the third weekend of the 2020–21 Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 season on Sunday, 1st November. Last weekend, Mark Kirk’s side were 2–0 victors at home to Glasgow Women, with a first-half strike from Mhairi Crooks and a last-minute goal from Louisa Boyes securing the win. The game kicks-off at 3PM. Spectators are not permitted under current government guidelines.

THE LEAGUE

The SWPL 2 league table as of Sunday, 25th October 2020.

This weekend, Stirling University travel up north to face Dundee United at the Regional Performance Centre, Boroughmuir Thistle host Kilmarnock at the Meggetland Sports Complex, Partick Thistle play St Johnstone at home, while Glasgow Women travel to meet Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park. A list of the full fixtures can be found here.

THE OPPOSITION

The most recent meeting between the two sides came on Sunday, 20th April 2014 in the SWPL. The match ended 5–0 to Aberdeen, with goals from Hannah Stewart (2), Cheryl Anderson (1), Nikki Wright (1) and Rachael Boyle (1).

Last season (2019), Aberdeen finished in first place in the SWFL 1 North, with 20 wins, 2 draws, and 0 losses; they scored 139 goals (the best attacking record in the SWFL 1 North) and conceded just 18 (the best defensive record in the SWFL 1 North). As a result, the Dons were named SWFL Team of the Year at the 2019 SWF Awards. Eilidh Shore was named the SWFL Division 1 Player of the Year, Bayley Hutchison brought home the Youth Player of the Year award, while co-managers Emma Hunter and Harley Hamdani shared the Coach of the Year prize.

Aberdeen won their first match of the SWPL 2 season against Dundee United, coming back from 3–1 down to win 4–3 at home. The four goals were scored by Eilidh Shore (1), Francesca Ogilvie (1), Bayley Hutchison (1) and Eva Thomson (1). Last weekend, they won 9–0 against newly-promoted Boroughmuir Thistle, with goals from Bailley Collins (1), Bayley Hutchinson (3), Johan Fraser (1), Eilidh Shore (2), Jenna Penman (1) and a penalty from Francesca Ogilvie

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