It’s a trip to Edinburgh on Sunday for Motherwell in SWPL1, as Donald Jennow’s side take on near-challengers Spartans.
After enduring defeat to Glasgow City in midweek as the league giants went for the win that would give them the title, the women of steel now face a side they’re chasing to try and finish above in the league.
Kick-off is at 1pm at Ainslie Park. Adult entry is £5, concessions £3 and Under 16s go for free.
Spartans – fifth in SWPL1 – 20 points
Motherwell – sixth in SWPL1 – 18 points
Head to head
Motherwell are looking to claim back fifth spot in the league with a victory, albeit knowing their opponents still have two games in hand as the season races to its close.
The two sides have faced each other five times since the first meeting in 2017, which finished 4-3 to Spartans in the SWPL Cup.
Victory for then-second-tier Motherwell in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup semi-final last October was a hugely significant win for the team, setting up a place in the final against Hibernian.
In the league this campaign, Spartans were 3-1 winners on Motherwell’s last trip east, with a 0-0 draw at Ravenscraig last time out.
Spartans were also 5-0 SWPL Cup winners in Motherwell earlier this campaign.
WHAT THEY SAID
“This is a chance for us to put the disappointment of the last few weeks behind us and finish the season strongly,” head coach Jennow said.
“We’ve had to come up against all of the top four in our last five matches, so we have to ensure that doesn’t take its toll.
“Spartans are also strong, as we’ve found out this season. But we know realistically we need to get a positive result to have a chance of finishing above them in the table.”