Spartans will be on red alert when they face Aberdeen at Ainslie Park as the SWPL returns for Round 6 of the 2015 season.
The ladies from the Granite City will be desperate to avoid a feeling of déjà vu following their visit to the Academy last weekend when they lost out on a place in the League Cup Final after losing to Hibs.
Another rest week in the somewhat fractured early season calendar allowed Debbi McCulloch and several of her side to watch Sunday’s opponents and the Spartans Manager is remaining especially cautious ahead of another big game.
McCulloch said, “Aberdeen will be looking to put things right after last week and I expect yet another tight and competitive match against them like they always are. Last season, the games between us were once again extremely close and I’m sure they’ll be motivated to grab a win on our home patch.
“Everyone is desperate to play on Sunday and they are all hungry for a starting place. Training has been a treat this week and as long as we focus on winning our battles and stick to our tactical plan during the 90 minutes, I’m hopeful we’ll come away with the three points.”
A win for Spartans would see them leap-frog their opponents in the SWPL table and potentially take them into fourth place.
Louise Mason, who joined Sarah Ewens in the Scotland u/23s training camp squad announcement last week added,
“It’s always a big game against Aberdeen as they are close and decided by the odd goal here and there. We’ve had a look at the video from last week’s game and it’s offered us an insight as to what they are capable of despite the result.
“The girls hate missing games on a Sunday and we all want to be playing each and every week to give ourselves the best chance fitness wise and match sharpness too.
“We’ve had a great couple of weeks on the training pitch since our win at Hamilton and we are ready for kick-off!”
Sunday’s match at Ainslie Park kicks-off at 1pm. Admission £5 adults, £3 concessions.
All proceeds from the gate with be donated to the Spartans Football Club’s fund to assist one of our own, ‘Grim O’Grady’ who sadly lost his house, dog and cats in a devastatingly tragic fire last Thursday. Since 10pm Thursday, the fund has raised over £5,700. Find out more here: https://www.justgiving.com/Fund-For-Grim