Spartans travelled to Celtic in match day three of the SWPL season.
It was a bright start from Spartans as link up play between Frew and Bates saw the winger float a dangerous ball into the box, no takers from the Spartans attack and Celtic clear well.
A resilient Spartans came from behind to maintain their unbeaten SWPL record against Hearts with a 2-1 win in front of over 150 supporters at Ainslie Park in their first home game of the new campaign.
Ria McCafferty made her starting debut since her recent move to North Edinburgh whilst Alicia Yates returned between the sticks in a side under the temporary stewardship of Scott Noble. (more…)
“I’m not going to let it beat me. There’s not many people who can sit here and say at the age of 35 they can still play semi-professional football, have a physically demanding full time job, a two year old kid and meanwhile live with MS.”
It’s Monday night at Ainslie Park and Alana Marshall arrives in typically punctual fashion ahead of training in preparation for Spartans penultimate SWPL 1 game of the season on the road to Partick Thistle.
Marshall is set to make her 200th appearance, becoming only the third player in the Club’s history to enter the exclusive ‘double centurion’ club.
From having to join in with the local boys team due a lack of female participants, pulling on the dark blue of Scotland, travelling across the world to play in Australia and now, notching up her 200th appearance for Spartans, much has evolved in the Women’s game since Louise Mason first fell in love with football during her primary school days.
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.