Queen’s Park Women Vs St Johnstone Women Preview

Queen’s Park host St Johnstone in their next SWPL 2 match as they look to bounce back in their final fixture before the Christmas break. The Spiders and the Saints are set to meet for the second time in three weeks, and the hosts will be seeking to “avenge” the 3–0 defeat they suffered at the hands of St Johnstone in Perth two weeks ago. The match kicks-off at 2PM. Spectators are not permitted under current government guidelines.

TRANSFER NEWS

Queen’s Park have signed Emma Lawton from Manchester City’s under-21 side. Lawton, who will wear the number 25 shirt this season, made her debut against Hamilton Academical last Sunday after getting international clearance to play. “Emma is a great talent,” Head Coach Mark Kirk said after the Hamilton game. “She’s been training with us for a very long time, and it was great to see her out there”. He then added: “She’s going to be an asset for us going forward. I’m really delighted to have her on board”.

THE LEAGUE

The SWPL 2 league table as of Wednesday, 9th November 2020.

This weekend, Glasgow Women and Partick Thistle meet at New Tinto Park, Dundee United travel to Edinburgh to face Boroughmuir Thistle at the Meggetland Sport Complex, Kilmarnock host Aberdeen at Rugby Park, while Stirling University welcome Hamilton Academical at the Gannochy Sports Centre. A list of the full fixtures can be found here.

THE OPPOSITION

The most recent meeting between the two sides came two weeks ago on Sunday, 29th November at McDiarmid Park. A double from Rebecca McGowan and a strike from Ellie Cowie secured a 3–0 win for the Saints. A full match report can be read here.

St Johnstone were then supposed to face Glasgow Women on Sunday, 6th December, but the game was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Jason McCrindle’s side didn’t let the postponement affect them, and secured a 3–0 home win against Kilmarnock last Wednesday, thanks to goals from Rebecca McGowan, Nicola Jamieson and Abbie Ferguson. They currently sit in 5th position in the SWPL 2 table, with 13 points from their opening eight matches.

STATISTICS

Queen’s Park
League table: 6th place (13 points)
Form: W-W-D-L-L (last five matches)
Top goalscorer(s): Sophie McGoldrick and Louisa Boyes (3)

St Johnstone
League table: 5th place (13 points)
Form: L-L-L-W-W (last five matches)
Top goalscorer(s): Rebecca McGowan (4)

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