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Scottish Womens Premier League 11 Sep 2011   :   Spartans 7 Inverness 0  :   Celtiv 7 Kilmarnock 0  :   Glasgow City 7 Forfar 0 :   Hibs 0 Rangers 1  :   Hamilton 6 Hutchison Vale 3   :

 


Scottish Women's Premier League - Kilmarnock 1 Spartans 7

31 July 2011

Spartans win after summer break

 

Spartans travelled to Kilmarnock to recommence league duty. With three players making their competitive Spartans debut Vicky Farquhar and Lana Clelland took their place in the starting line-up with a place on the bench for Brazilian Edna Pereira. Spartans took the lead through a Kirsty Mclaughlin strike after Beveridge freed Ewens who crossed for Mclaughlin. Just before half-time Ewens turned from provider to scorer when released by McKean, Ewens tucked are shot in the far corner.

Spartans had been a bit sluggish in the first half and increased the intensity in the second half.

Five minutes into the second half Trish McLaughlin dinked a cross to the back post and Barry headed home powerfully from close range.  Number four arrived when Clelland sent a great cross field ball to Ewens who slotted home. Ewens then tried to prod home from ten yards, the keeper parried the ball to Trish McLaughlin who shot high into the Killie net. In the 66th minute the Kilmarnock keeper pulled off a fantastic one handed save from a Kirsty McLaughlin strike only to see Barry sweep home the rebound. Kilmarnock's Munro broke free from the Spartans defence in the 74th minute to side foot past Harrison.  In the closing minutes Clelland was felled in the box and Barry converted the resultant penalty to make it seven one. Photo Report by Stephen Kennedy - www.thejuniors.info


Spartans Summer Signings

29 July 2011

Spartans  announce two further signings

 

Spartans have completed the signing of eighteen year old Lana Clelland from Rangers and Brazilian Edna Pereira in addition to the earlier signing of Vicky Farquhar (see below 05 July 2011).

 

Debbi McCulloch is delighted to have Lana on board, "This is a great acquisition for the club as Lana is no doubt one of the most talented youngsters in Scottish football, She is a tremendous winger who can play on either side of the midfield and has a good goal scoring ratio for a midfielder. She has great pace and technical ability and will fit perfectly in to our style of play".

 

Lana was capped thirteen times for Scotland U17's scoring three goals and is a current member of the Scotland U19 squad having played six times, scoring three goals, one of which was the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win away to Sweden in a European Championship qualifier in September 2010, Spartans Louise Magilton and Sarah Ewens also played in that game with Louise Mason also in that squad so Lana already knows a number of the players well. Lana looks as if she has already settled in to the squad and has looked lively in training.

Our third signing is Brazilian Edna Pereira. Edna has been in Edinburgh for several years as an International Student but has not been playing since she left Nacional FC from Belo Horizonte in Brazil back in 2002. Edna was spotted playing 5-asides with men and invited along to Spartans. Due to the lack of recent involvement in 11 a-side football Edna known as Edge will take a bit longer to get up to the level required for the Premier League but she has already shown that she has a high level of skill. Edge was called up to the Brazilian National squad as a teenager but she states that her parents did not think it was such a good idea for her to play football and she therefore missed that opportunity.
We have a great group of players and a special atmosphere at this club and I am sure both girls along with Vicky will enjoy their time here.
 

 



Women's World Cup

21 July 2011

FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 sets new TV viewing records  

 

 

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ has set a new benchmark for the sport after viewers around the world tuned in en masse and smashed several TV audience records along the way. This was particularly notable in the host nation Germany, the defending champions twice over, as well as in the countries of the two finalists, the USA and Japan.
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Women's Scottish Cup

26 July 2011

Spartans drawn away to Buchan

Scottish Womens Football announced a new partnership with Henson Projects who specialise in interior fit-out projects, and are based in Dundee. For season 2011 Henson Projects will be the Scottish Cup sponsor at both Senior and Youth level.
The Henson Projects Scottish Cup is contested by over 53 senior clubs and 146 youth clubs throughout the length and breadth of Scotland. SWF were the first organisation to adopt a March to November season, and will play the Henson Projects Scottish Cup finals, indoor, at the Toryglen Regional Football Centre on the 12th and 13th November 2011.
Spartans have drawn Buchan away on the 28th August 2011 and we will look forward to the trip to face the current leaders of the 2nd Division North. Buchan are enjoying a good season and will be difficult opponents, they are averaging five goals a game in their league campaign while only conceding eight in total, despite the gap in leagues they are opponents that we will give the utmost respect. Full draw


Spartans B

21 July 2011


Helen Lyon from Spartans B was presented with her SWF 2nd Division East Player of the Month award for June,  by Walter McGill, Chairperson of Spartans FC (Women & Girl’s)

Helen player of the month for June

 

 Mikey De Angelis Spartans B Team Coach said, “Helen's award is very well deserved. It shows that she is beginning to reap the rewards from the hard work and endeavour displayed on match day and at training. I am sure there is much more to come during the second half of the season. Helen’s award is also representative of how well the team as a whole are improving, owing her success in front of goal to excellent build up play and the contribution of her teammates. One of the most explosive strikers in this league. I fully expect her to continue to add to her goal tally in the second half of the season. Well done Helen, a great achievement.”


Scottish Women's Premier League

05 July 2011

Spartans Sign Vicky Farquhar

 

Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of Vicky Farquhar from Cowdenbeath, Vicky was a Premier League quality player playing in the first division and she has already shown how good she is in training. Vicky will be a great addition to the squad bringing experience gained at Aberdeen and Raith Rovers, The ex- Under 19 Scottish Internationalist also spent time playing with Carson Newman University in the USA.

 

Vicky has signed in time for the second half of the Premier League season and will strengthen our defensive options, a versatile player who can also step up to midfield,

 

Spartans welcome Vicky on board and hope that she enjoys her time at the club. 

Vicky Farquhar  


Scottish Women's Premier League - Spartans 6 Celtic 4

26 June 2011


Sarah Ewens is congratulated on scoring her hatrick

Spartans And Celtic Serve Up A Thriller

 

Spartans welcomed Celtic today to the Academy for their first meeting of the season and knew they would have to be at their very best to overcome their visitors. Things did not start well with Celtic scoring in the first minute when Brown showed good pace and shot past Hutcheson.  In the nineteenth minute Kirsty McLaughlin nipped the ball away from Fay in the Celtic goal and squeezed her shot home from a tight angle. Four minutes later Spartans failed to close Sneddon down who scored a cracking strike from outside the box. Spartans then scored twice within sixty seconds, in the thirty seventh minute Kirsty McLaughlin dispossessed a defender when the ball broke to Barry on the right she squared for Ewens to side foot past Fay. Then Barry crossed from the left for Magilton to bundle the ball home from inside the six yard box.

In the second half Celtic levelled within six minutes Suzanne Grant poking a long ball past the outrushing Hutcheson. Ten minutes later a Louise Young pass found Barry who expertly lobbed Fay to Put Spartans 4-3 ahead. Two minutes later after good link play between Nicolson and Barry freed Lauder whose cut back was converted by the lively Ewens. In the seventy fifth minute Crosbie's long ball was calmly tucked inside the right hand post by Ewens for her hatrick to put Spartans 6-3 ahead, Celtic's Fairlie scored a late consolation. Spartans move up to fourth place after a well deserved victory.  

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SWF Women's Scottish Cup - Spartans 15 Kilmarnock 0

19 June2011

Spartans Cruise into next Round

 

Spartans highlighted their intentions early with a goal in 28 seconds a Lauder cross was expertly converted on the half volley by Beveridge who then scored when Crosbie's shot rebounded from the post, Beveridge then grabbed her first hatrick for the club in the 20th minute finishing at the back post from another Lauder cross.

Number 4 arrived after an excellent run and cut back from McLean was finished by Barry who then scored from the spot after Lauder was scythed down in the box. Barry then grabbed her third after a great pass from McLean found Beveridge who cut back into Barry's path. Barry was then provider for Lauder to take a 7-0 advantage into the break. Ewens and Magilton replaced Mason and Beveridge for the second half which was to follow the same pattern as the first, Lauder played a neat one-two with Barry who finished from 12 yards, Barry then dispossessed a defender and passed across the face of goal for Ewens (pictured above) to finish first time, Lauder then powered down the left and crossed for Magilton to score her first for the club. Crosbie whacked in a Kirsty McLaughlin corner, Ewens then headed home the 12th from a McLean cross and then shot home from 18 yards for her hatrick. Lauder then released Kirsty McLaughlin who's left foot shot hit the back of the net. Goal number 15 was arguably the goal of the game, Lauder was once again involved in the build up linking well with Barry who played the ball through the defenders legs before cutting back for the well timed run of Ewens who side footed powerfully into the net for her fourth of the game, Spartans enter the draw for the next round.  Click here for photo report

Scottish Women's Premier League - Falkirk 1 Spartans 6

12 June 2011

Spartans Di Barry Hits 100

 

Spartans travelled to Falkirk for the very first time and won comfortably to pick up the three points. Three goals in each half saw Falkirk fall to their biggest home defeat of the season. Scottish Players Player of the year Diana Barry continued her prolific scoring record hitting goal number 100 and 101 for Spartans in her 76th game for the club a fantastic record. Hayley Lauder also bagged two, Louise Mason and an OG rounded of the

Di Barry is congratulated by Hayley Lauder on scoring her second goal. scoring with Eva Rule scoring a late consolation for the home side.
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Scottish Women's Premier League - Spartans 1 Hibs 3

05 June 2011

SPARTANS RUE MISSED CHANCES
S
partans welcomed Hibs to the Academy today looking to bounce back from the defeat in the League Cup Final however the points evaded them once more. Having created a number of chances in the first half Spartans were disappointed to go into the break level at 0-0. Hibs cleared one effort off the line, Lynn making a point blank save and the post coming to Hibs rescue.

Picture: Hibs Shannon Linn tips over a Hayley Lauder corner

In the second half Hibs went ahead when Dempster turned Moultray and fired off an early strike to beat Harrison in the Spartans goal, Hibs went further ahead when a well worked goal down the Hibs right was finished by Kennedy. Hibs third was a shot from Weir which rolled over the line despite Harrison getting a hand to the ball. Spartans misfortune in front of goal continued when Hibs were again saved by the woodwork and then McWhinnie cleared of the line.  Spartans did grab a goal with fifteen minutes to go when Barry fired home at the back post after a good cross from Beveridge evaded the Hibs defence. Errors at the back and an inability to finish a number of good chances cost Spartans. That said, creating so many chances against quality opposition is a plus that Spartans now need to start turning into points.
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