It’s Double Derby Day for Spartans

AP Stand 2It’s a double Edinburgh derby for Spartans Women today as our SWPL side entertain Hibs whilst our Reserves face an away trip to take on Hearts Development.

Debbi McCulloch’s side head into the lunchtime clash with fellow top six candidates Hibs (1PM KO), keen to build on a hat-trick of back-to-back wins, in which they have have scored 32 goals and conceded 2.  However, the Spartans Manager anticipates a tighter affair against Willie Kirk’s team who currently sit one place higher in the SWPL ladder.

“We met each other four times last season with both teams coming away with two wins and I anticipate another close contested match today between two teams who have already scored a high amount of goals so far this season.

“We have been working hard on our weaknesses and strengths at training and as a coach its always pleasing to see work from the training ground transferred into competitive action.

“Everything is starting to blend together well but we know we need to continue to work hard and improve on everything we do to ensure we get to where we want to be.”

Meanwhile, the Reserves take on league leaders Hearts Development at Forester’s Park in Tranent (2pm KO).

Interim-Coach Walter McGill is looking forward to what he describes as his sides “toughest game of the season so far”.

McGill said, “Our focus and attitude at training this week has been intense and if the team work as hard as they have in previous games, then the game will be a fantastic advert for women’s football and a great spectacle to watch.

“I have every confidence that the spirit in the camp is running high and as a unit, we’ll give our all to head back across town with three valuable points.”