BT Plate Final Preview | Glasgow University v Greenock Wanderers

Glasgow University face Greenock Wanderers in the BT Women’s Plate Final in a west derby.

The university team pushed past Kirkcaldy to secure their place in the final while Greenock overcame Grangemouth to join them at Silver Saturday.

The match will mark the third time the sides have met this season with Glasgow University taking the win in both previous games.

Glasgow University Head Coach, Murray Houston, knows his side will have to be at their best if they are to take the spoils once more.

He said: “The success we have enjoyed this year is largely due to the great comradery within the squad which has given each player greater confidence on the pitch.

“Our senior members of the team that won the Bowl final two years ago will let our newer players know what a special opportunity it is to play in a final at BT Murrayfield.

“Greenock are a team that has improved all season and should make for a competitive spectacle.

The Plate final will be a great opportunity to finish the season on an incredible high for the club.”

Glasgow University sit second in BT Women’s National 1 behind champions Annan in a very closely contested competition.

However, things haven’t gone to plan at all times for the Greenock outfit this season and they sit bottom of the BT Women’s National League 1 table, albeit only two points adrift of the two teams above them, having won at least as many games.

The Greenock squad are looking to improve on their previous performances as they aim to claim a first win over the uni this season and claim some silverware.

Greenock Wanderers Head Coach, Ally Hunter said: “The entire squad and coaching staff are very excited to be part of Silver Saturday and to play at BT Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby.

We will look back at both of previous fixtures with Glasgow this season and take the lessons learned from them and apply them to our training in the lead up to the final.”

Glasgow University v Greenock Wanderers will kick-off at 11am on the back pitches at BT Murrayfield.

Tickets for Silver Saturday, which include access to all seven games played at BT Murrayfield on the day, are available from: http://bit.ly/SilverSat.

Glasgow University’s route to the final:

SF – Kirkcaldy (22-3) WIN

Sarah Beaney R2 – Annan (26-12) LOSS

Sarah Beaney R1 – Oban Lorne (22-5) WIN

Greenock Wanderers’route to the final:

SF – Grangemouth (49-0) WIN

Sarah Beaney R2 – Edinburgh University (10-79) LOSS

Sarah Beaney R1 – Kelso (12-19) WIN