By George Connolly
It is first versus fifth this Sunday at Petershill Park as Hamilton Academical WFC take on Partick Thistle WFC in SWPL 2.
Thistle are looking to regain their form after losses to Hearts, Glasgow Girls and Motherwell in their last three. The Jag’s last win came over a month ago against St Johnstone. That was the last of a winning streak that spanned four games.
The last time the sides met, Accies came out 2 – 0 winners after strikes from captain Amy Anderson and Kirstie McIntosh sealed the Lanarkshire side the win.
Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAvE7UITeHc
Hamilton come off of a spirited performance last Sunday in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup against SWPL 1 side, and current holders, Hibernian. The Accies came close on a few occasions through top scorer Dionne Brown but ultimately Hibs prevailed scoring three in the process through
Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDB3Nb7AeH4
Accies boss Gary Doctor said “there is a lot of positives to take” from the cup defeat and looks forward to the return to league action this weekend.
Watch his full interview with Accies WFC Media here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240Gnx-80w8
Hamilton defenders Nina Fitzsimons and Rachel Ross also spoke about Sunday’s match after the Lanarkshire side’s defeat in Edinburgh.
Interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I1sbwr6u6k
Partick Thistle’s last match ended in defeat when Hamilton’s promotion rivals Heart of Midlothian won 4-1 at Pertershill Park. Goals from Maddy Brill-Edwards, Dani McGinley, Claire Delworth and Robyn Smith cancelled out a Partick equaliser from Cheryl Rigden.
See Hearts defeat Partick here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paWwsC_DxQw
The Jag’s will be looking to bounce back against Hamilton after losing their last four games. Accies however, will be trying to put pressure on Hearts as they look to win promotion to SWPL 1 just a year after being relegated. They have a tough run of fixtures going into the run-in though. Hamilton still have huge games against Glasgow Girls, Dundee United, Hutchinson Vale and St Johnstone to come.
Ali Mitchell from Accies WFC Media gave his thoughts ahead of this vital clash for Hamilton Accies as they battle for promotion with Hearts.
Listen to Ali’s thoughts here: https://soundcloud.com/georgec7/ali-mitchell-voicer-hamilton
It is set to be an exhilarating afternoon of action this Sunday at Petershill Park. Kick-off is at 12 noon.
The other fixtures in this week’s round are: Heart of Midlothian v Hutchinson Vale FC
St Johnstone WFC v Glasgow Girls
F.C Kilmarnock v Dundee United