Home, Home on the Range(r) as Spartans return from tour of duty

2O2A8139Spartans make their only home appearance during August on Sunday when they welcome Rangers Ladies to Ainslie Park.

Rangers make the trip East to the Capital having been in midweek action, losing out 3-1 to league leaders Glasgow City.

The fight for second place therefore continues this week with the Top 6 teams jockeying for the best possible outcome come November.

Spartans Manager Debbi McCulloch is delighted to finally be back at home following a tour of Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Forfar and Glasgow along the way.

Last week saw Spartans score their 50th goal of the SWPL campaign through a Trisha McLaughlin double in their defeat at Barrowfield v Celtic.

Rangers head to Ainslie Park under the stewardship of Kevin Murphy who took over the reigns recently.  McCulloch looks forward to locking horns with the former Hamilton boss again.

McCulloch said, “Rangers have always been a dangerous team and whilst I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin I don’t think a change of manager will have had much of an impact on that.  They’ve proved so far that, just like ourselves, they’ve improved since last year.”

The last outing between the sides in the Capital saw Spartans victorious in a 6-3 pulsating encounter.  No doubt McCulloch would settle for the same outcome again however the Gaffer knows it’ll be a tighter affair this time round.

“We’ve beaten and drawn with them so far this season and I whilst I think it will be another close encounter, the way we have been playing lately, there’s no reason why we can’t take three points.”

The match kicks-off at 1pm on the Academy Pitch.