Motherwell will end their record breaking SWPL 2 campaign on Sunday, when they host St Johnstone at Braidhurst Academy.
The women of steel defeated Glasgow Girls last weekend to move on to 53 points for the season and surpass Forfar Farmington’s previous league record of 52.
With the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final against Hibernian firmly on the horizon, Donald Jennow will be looking for a big performance from his side and may also use the occasion to hand game time to some of his fringe players pushing for a place on the big day.
Kick off at Braidhurst Academy in Motherwell is at 2pm. Entry to watch the game is free.
St Johnstone will visit Braidhurst hoping for a change in fortunes, having lost their three previous meetings with ‘Well.
While they have failed to get the better of Motherwell so far this season, Jason McCrindle’s side have represented a stern test on each occasion, especially in the previous two clashes in which a single goal has separated the teams.
Saints currently sit fourth in the table and behind Hearts only on goal difference. Should they avoid defeat against the champions, they will surpass their points total of 31 from last season.
Motherwell last five:
- W – Glasgow Girls 3-2
- W – Spartans 3-1
- D – Hearts 1-1
- W – Aberdeen 4-0
- W – St Johnstone 1-0
St Johnstone last five:
- D – Kilmarnock 2-2
- L – EUHV – 2-0
- W – Glasgow Girls 3-0
- L – Motherwell 1-0
- L – Hearts 0-2
St Johnstone 0-1 Motherwell, SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, 16 September 2018
Motherwell booked their place in the semi-final of the SSE Women’s Scottish Cup with a hard fought 1-0 victory over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
Megan Burns bravely headed home the only goal after 10 minutes and despite finding themselves on the back foot for much of the second half, the ‘Well defence held firm to book their place in the last four.
What They Said
Katey Turner believes the meeting with St Johnstone will provide perfect preparation ahead of the Scottish Cup final clash with Hibs and insists it’s important that performance levels don’t drop.
“It’s absolutely vital that we go out and get the three points at the weekend,” the new signing said. “A good performance will stand us in good stead to go on and compete in the final, we’ve got to be ready to raise our levels, so we can go out and compete at the highest level.”
‘Well head coach Donald Jennow has paid tribute to his players following an excellent league campaign and called for an improved performance after a below-par display against Glasgow Girls.
“I’m delighted to be talking about this game as the second last of our season,” he said. “The players have grown as individuals and as a group and deservedly close out the season as league champions.
“Since I took over there have been some good performances and some that fell below our standards, last week was one of the latter but given the mentality of the players we have I fully expect them to react positively against St Johnstone.
“St Johnstone have given us some of our toughest games this season and so if we want to finish our league campaign off properly we will need to perform well.”
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