The two-week hiatus from competitive action concludes this afternoon, as the domestic calendar returns to the forefront, with the women of steel looking to regain their early signs of momentum, as they face league leaders Rangers at K-Park.
Three wins from their opening five SWPL encounters had Motherwell looking positively to the season ahead, but only a victory over Dundee United has materialised since, with the women of steel picking up one point from their last four.
Carla Boyce fired Motherwell firmly into the ascendency in the opening few minutes of their last fixture in East Kilbride, but a late second-half resurgence ensured Thistle returned to Glasgow with the three points.
The Tale of the Tape
The women of steel will be poised to reclaim their domestic dominance in Lanarkshire after successive defeats to Aberdeen and Partick Thistle undermined what has been an excellent start to the season at K-Park, with Motherwell securing four wins from their opening six.
Motherwell started brightly in their previous SWPL encounter with Partick Thistle, as Carla Boyce drilled a composed finish from the penalty spot to give Motherwell an early advantage, but complacency emerged, and Thistle coasted to a comfortable three-goal cushion. Kayla Jardine salvaged a late consolation, but it proved to be too little too late for the hosts.
Head Coach Paul Brownlie will be nearing a full squad, as Motherwell’s persistent injury woes show promising signs of improvement. Eve Donald will be eligible for contention in the matchday squad after returning to full-contact training prior to the international break. Morgan Hay and Morgan Cross will both be doubtful for this afternoon’s meeting with Rangers, as they continue to return from recent spells on the sidelines.
Rangers head to Lanarkshire buoyed by their impressive start to the 2023/24 SWPL campaign. The league leaders have maintained a narrow one-point advantage over fierce rivals Celtic, with the visitors securing 13 wins from 14 and 12-successive victories in all competitions.
The Gers have confidently netted the second-highest goal tally in the league this campaign, with forwards Rio Hardy and Kirsty Howat collectively racking up 31-goals.
Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.
- Adult – £8
- Concession – £3
- Under 11s – Free to enter.
*Concession tickets apply to those over 65, and to 12–17-year-olds, with full-time students also eligible with a valid matriculation card.
Additional information – no pets allowed within K-Park.
How to follow the action
Supporters can follow Sunday’s encounter on Twitter @motherwellwomen, with a full report of the action available post-match.