Edimburgo – Manca poco meno di un’ora e mezza al kick-off (2pm) dell’ultima gara stagionale, che andrà in scena sul terreno in 4G che sorge dietro il Main Stand del BT Murrayfield tra le padrone di casa delle Murrayfield Wanderers e le Hillhead/Jordanhill.
Le Glaswegians guidano la classifica con un punto di vantaggio sulle Wandies e oggi si deciderà la squadra vincitrice della BT Women’s Premier League 2016/17.
Lisa Martin, apertura delle Wandies e capitano della Scozia, ha detto al sito ufficiale della SRU che “it would be a fantastic achievement for the squad to win three consecutive titles as it would really show what a full effort this season has been. Sunday will be a great experience and special moment for the younger members of our squad and we hope we can come out on top as the best women’s club team in Scotland. We will look to play to our strengths, using the pace available from our back three and the power associated with our forwards, while also displaying an offloading game.”
Jade Konkel, numero 8 delle Hills e prima giocatrice ‘pro’ scozzese, ha invece svelato che “we’ve been training on the 3G pitch at Scotstoun in readiness for Sunday and had former Glasgow Warriors captain and Scotland international Alastair Kellock take a line-out session this week as part of our preparations. The squad is high on confidence and top of the league table, which means we will continue to stick with our team structures and play a fast-attacking game.It would be brilliant to overcome defending champions Wandies at home and to win the league after coming so close in recent seasons.”
Se le Murrayfield Wanderers dovessero imporsi oggi pomeriggio, si laureerebbero campionesse di Scozia per il terzo anno consecutivo.
Murrayfield Wanderers: Chloe Rollie; Christina Newton, Eilidh Sinclair, Helen Nelson, Eva Rojas; Lisa Martin, Jenny Taylor; Sarah Quick (C), Lucy Park, Beth Dickens, Emma Wassell, Sarah McCormack, Ciara O’Driscoll, Jennifer Cram, Rachel Cook
Panchina: Lisa Robertson, Alison Wilsom, Lucy Minty, Sula Callender, Kirsty Auckland.
Hillhead Jordanhill: Erin Haldane; Andrea Gaffney, Abi Evans, Hannah Smith, Caitlyn Haldane; Ally Cook, Sarah Smith; Heather Lockhart, Stella Kyalikunda, Lindsey Smith, Kirsty Reid, Kirsty Openshaw, Hannah Telling, Louise McMillan (C), Jade Konkel
Panchina: Fiona Reardon, Fiona Dorman, Siobhan McMillan, Kirstin Daly, Aimee Watson