Stirling University vs Queen’s Park Women Preview

Queen’s Park Women are back in SWPL 2 action on Sunday, 22nd November as they face Stirling University at the Gannochy Sports Centre (University of Stirling). The match kicks-off at 2:00 PM. Spectators are not permitted under current government guidelines.

THE LEAGUE

The SWPL 2 league table as of Tuesday, 17th November 2020.

This weekend, Aberdeen travel to Glasgow to face Partick Thistle at the Lochinch Sports Complex, Kilmarnock host Glasgow Women at Rugby Park, Boroughmuir Thistle face St Johnstone in Edinburgh, while Hamilton Academical travel north to take on Dundee United at the Regional Performance Centre. A list of the full fixtures can be found here.

THE OPPOSITION

Although they have faced each other in pre-season friendlies, this will be the first official meeting between the two teams since Falkirk Ladies became known as Stirling University in 2015.

Last season (2019), Stirling University finished in 8th place in the SWPL 1, with 2 draws and 19 losses, and were relegated to the SWPL 2. They scored 14 goals (the worst attacking record in the SWPL 1) and conceded 75 (the second worst defensive record in the SWPL 1).

Stirling University are winless in their opening six matches, and they will be looking to get their first points on the board when they take on Queen’s Park on Sunday afternoon. After losing their first game of the season to Glasgow Women, Stirling suffered a last-minute defeat at the hands of St Johnstone on 25th October (2–1, with a goal from Robin Gallacher). The following weekend, they lost, 3–1, to Dundee United, with Shana MacPhail scoring the only goal for her side. On 4th November, Stirling suffered another narrow and unlucky 2–1 loss, this time to Kilmarnock; their only goal came from Bethany Kerr in the 37th minute. After a 2–0 defeat at the hands of Boroughmuir Thistle in Edinburgh, they lost 4–1 to Partick Thistle last week, and the goal initially credited to Ann Taylor was later changed to an own-goal by SWF.

STATISTICS

Queen’s Park
League table: 2nd place 
Form: W-L-W-W-W (last five matches)
Top goalscorer(s): Sophie McGoldrick and Louisa Boyes (3)

Stirling University
League table: 10th place
Form: L-L-L-L-L (last five matches)
Top goalscorer(s): Bethany Kerr, Robin Gallacher and Shana MacPhail (1)

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