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Captain Centurion: Magic milestone moment for Marshall

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Alana Marshall became part of an exclusive club last weekend when the Spartans Captain made her 100th appearance in the White and Red colours, leading her side to victory in the process on the road at Hamilton.

 

With an opening day draw up in Aberdeen together with the three points at New Douglas Park, Spartans remain undefeated in a tough start to the fixture card with a hat-trick of fixtures away from home in SWPL 1. (more…)

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Shepherd’s Spartans out to counter Ranger danger with a win

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Photograph-1-9Spartans head to New Tinto Park on Sunday looking to cement their mid-table spot with a win over hosts Rangers in Round 18 of the inaugural SWPL 1.

 

It’s been a mixed bag of fortunes for both sides this season and in each of the East v West clashes to date, home advantage has prospered in narrow one goal victories.  Suzy Shepherd takes her squad across the M8 to break the cycle and her hopes have been boosted by the recent signing of Colette Cavanagh from Celtic.  (more…)

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SWPL Preview: Mason wary of backlash in Forfar clash

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2O2A9249-100Spartans head into Round 2 of the SWPL 2016 season with an air of confidence around their Ainslie Park home ground following back-to-back competitive victories however, seasoned campaigner Louise Mason is wary of a Forfar Farmington backlash following their opening day defeat when the sides meet on Sunday.

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Corrigan calls for League Cup bounce back against Hibs

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swfSpartans Reserves Coach Shaun Corrigan is hoping his side can bounce back against Hibs Development in Sunday’s League Cup clash, a week after defeat on league duty by the same opponents.

 

Boosted by the recent appointment of Blake Wales joining the Coaching Team, Corrigan is confident the team can take the positives out of last Sunday’s loss and build on the effort put in on the training pitch during the week. (more…)

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Marshall out to deliver opening day defeat over Dons

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2O2A4780The SWPL is back!

A new year, a new format and a new look about Spartans Women as Suzy Shepherd gets set to lead her side into the rejuvenated top flight of Scottish Women’s Football as SWPL 1 kicks-off on Sunday at against Aberdeen.

 

There’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm too in the infectious ‘can do’ attitude that glows off midfielder Alana Marshall.  Now in her 5th season at Ainslie Park, the talented playmaker is relishing another season against perenially difficult opponents in Aberdeen. (more…)

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League Cup signals season start for Shepherd’s Spartans

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Suzy_Shepherd01Spartans Manager Suzy Shepherd and Captain Katie Reilly both reckon Sunday’s League Cup opening round clash against Stirling University has come at the right time for their side, one which has been enriched by a host of pre-season signings.

The League Cup tournament kicks-off the 2016 season on Sunday at Ainslie Park with both clubs equally keen to get out the traps quickly and secure a morale boosting win in the first competitive match of the year.

Both sides will be involved in the newly formed SWPL 1 league however its early bragging rights at stake come 1pm. (more…)

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