BT Women’s Premier League PREVIEW | Teams look to end on high in final fixtures

The final round of fixtures from the 2017/18 BT Women’s Premier League take place this weekend as the teams look to finish the season on a high.

In the top half of the table Stirling County welcome champions Hillhead/Jordanhill tonight (Friday 20 April, kick-off 8pm) and runners-up Murrayfield Wanderers take on RHC Cougars on Sunday (22 April, kick-off 2pm).

The teams from BT Women's Premier League B take to the pitch on Sunday with Cartha Queens Park set to battle Stewartry while Ayr travel to face Watsonians (both kick-offs 2pm).

Stewartry will finish above Cartha no matter the outcome on Sunday’s match, and with Ayr already relegated they will be looking to take something positive into next season in BT Women’s National League 1 from their game with Watsonians.

A win for Stirling would ensure they finish ahead of RHC Cougars after a significant turnaround in form to finish at the top end of the table this season.

However, it will be a tough test as Hills will be looking to carry momentum through to next week’s Sarah Beaney Cup Final where the Glasgow side can finish their season with the double.

Just last season County finished ahead of only Cartha at the bottom of the league table. This season has seen some impressive results from the side, including a 72-7 win over closest rivals RHC at the start of the month.

Stirling County prop Megan Kennedy has been relishing her side’s recent success and is looking forward to building on it ahead of next season. 

She said: “The league has been really exciting this year, with a lot of results which may not have occurred in previous years, which I think is great. It keeps everyone on their toes.

Finishing in the top half was massive for us. It’s been a goal of ours to finish Top 4 for a few seasons now and we have worked so hard towards, so to finally finish in a spot I feel we really deserve was amazing.

“I think each game we’ve played this season we have improved. Our last fixture against hills in the cup semis was competitive and we will build on that again tonight to hopefully finish a great season off on a high, and show that there is definitely more to come next season.”

BT Women’s Premier League A

Friday 20 April

Stirling County v Hillhead/Jordanhill, kick-off 8pm 

Sunday 22 April

Murrayfield Wanderers v RHC Cougars, kick-off 2pm 

BT Women’s Premier League B

Sunday 22 April

Cartha Queens Park v Stewartry, kick-off 2pm

Watsonians v Ayr, kick-off 2pm