The 2019 SWPL1 season reconvenes after the summer break with a huge showdown at Petershill Park between champions Glasgow City and one of their main title rivals Hibernian Ladies. Kick off is at 2.10pm and tickets are available on the gate.
Glasgow City made a perfect ’10 wins from 10′ start to the defence of their Scottish Building Society SWPL1 title, finishing off the first half of the season with a 10-1 thrashing of Forfar Farmington in mid May. A sequence of results that puts City in pole position to claim a thirteenth title in a row but all that said Scott Booth’s women will be acutely aware today’s visitors Hibernian Ladies are not to be taken lightly having their own designs on finishing top of the table.
The last few seasons have seen Hibernian Ladies edge ever closer to Glasgow City in the title race and while the side from Edinburgh have yet to finish top of the SWPL1 pile they have asserted their authority on the silverware front, winning both the Scottish Cup and #SWPLCup between 2016 to 2018 and earlier this season they made it four SWPL Cup wins in a row after a penalty shootout against, you guessed it, Glasgow.
Hibernian will need to call on all their knockout expertise arriving as they do at Petershill five points behind their Glasgow rivals in the SWPL1 table and having played a game more – put simply nothing other than a win will do this afternoon if Hibs are to maintain their dreams of a title win in 2019.
Previous league meeting between the teams: On March 29th at Ainslie Park. Glasgow City sealing a crucial away victory courtesy of 1-0 win.
Ones to watch: Glasgow City’s Leanne Crichton. Scorer of the winner against Hibernian last time out in the league Crichton also impressed making her FIFA Women’s World Cup debut for Scotland over the summer. For Hibernian, goalkeeper Jenna Fife could make all the difference if she reproduces her heroics when denying Glasgow in the SWPL Cup Final back in May. A performance which saw Hibs win the trophy after Scottish international Fife had saved penalties from Hayley Lauder and Clare Shine.
Kick-off is at 2.10pm.
Admission is on the day priced: Adults £5/U16s £2.