Jack Barnes reports as Spartans cup run comes to an end. After a valiant first half performance in which they kept the score level, Spartans’ cup journey came to an end in Stirling as Glasgow City ran out 3-0 winners.
The warning sides were present inside the first minute, as Colvill couldn’t get a proper contact on a cross and her effort was wide of the post, a let off for Spartans.
In the 8th minute City again came close to opening the scoring as Davidson was unmarked in the box, but denied by a save from Rachel Harrison, who had an excellent game despite letting in three goals. City had been dominant in the opening stages but had been sloppy in the final third and thus far failed to convert their dominance into goals.
Spartans started to grow into the game – it was already a much better start than the league outing earlier this season which saw City take the lead after a matter of minutes. In the 19th minute a chance came Spartans’ way, as the ball fell to Reynolds after Gibb harried Walsh and nicked the ball of her. Reynolds got on the end of the resulting cross but it was a comfortable save for Alexander in the end.
When Rachel Harrison made the short move across town from Boroughmuir to join Shelley Kerr’s Spartans squad back in March 2010 little did the 20 year old think that more than a decade later, she would be on the brink of achieving a historic milestone at the Ainslie Park club.
A former Scotland Under 19s goalkeeper, who earned ten caps and two clean sheets during her year long spell as International age-grade shot stopper, will pull her gloves on for the 200th time this Sunday as the side take on Hearts in their first home match of the 2021 campaign.
Spartans Football Club is delighted to announce that its Scottish Women’s Premier League team have agreed a new sponsorship deal with Edinburgh based app development agency Bad Dinosaur.
Bad Dinosaur is an award winning team of digital product designers and developers. They partner with entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses, helping them to bring their ideas to life and digitally transform their businesses.
Bad Dinosaur will not only be sponsoring our Macron home and away shorts this season but will also sponsor our new Spartans Player of the Match Award for all Season 2021/22 home fixtures.
We are delighted to confirm full-back Ronaigh Douglas as our latest semi-professional signing. Douglas has committed her future to the club by signing a 12-month contract. A product of our Girls Academy, Ronaigh has been at Spartans since the age of five years old, and with 136 senior appearances to her name so far, she continues to play an important part in Debbi McCulloch’s SWPL 1 team.
The club is delighted to announce that Lisa Ryan has became manager Debbi McCulloch’s latest signing after agreeing a deal for the forthcoming season at Ainslie Park Stadium. The experienced 26 year-old defender, featured for Forfar Farmington last term in SWPL 1 and previously played for Sheffield United F.C. in the FA Women’s Championship and Little Rock Rangers in the WPSL.
Speaking to Spartans FC Women, Ryan said: “I am thrilled to sign for Spartans. They are a strong, competitive team, and I was impressed with their performance last season. After talking with Debbi, and hearing more about the club and their aspirations for the upcoming season, I couldn’t wait to sign and get started.”
Spartans Women is delighted to announce the signing of Jade Stenhouse. Jade joins Spartans after a short and successful spell with Hutchison Vale Girls in the Championship. Prior to this, Jade was part of our Girls Academy for three years, where she played for our Under 19’s National Performance team.
Speaking on returning to the club, Stenhouse said: “I am delighted to sign for Spartans for the upcoming season. The staff and players have been very welcoming and there is a great atmosphere at the club. From speaking to Debbi, and some of the girls, I instantly knew it was something I wanted to be part of.”
“This will be my first season playing SWPL 1 so I’m expecting this season to be a big challenge however our team is full of talented and experienced players and I feel extremely grateful to of been given the opportunity. I’m really looking forward to being part of the Spartans journey and contributing to helping the team deliver our aims and objectives.”