by Tom Freeman (26/8/22)
Above: Stenhousemuir midfielder Erin Wilson (left) and Falkirk winger Eva Rule (right) line up before Sunday’s huge derby match between the clubs. Photo: Ger Harley/Sportpix.
Falkirk Stadium will host a Scottish Women’s Football League One top-of-the-table clash on Sunday, with local rivals Falkirk and Stenhousemuir both having taken maximum points from the first two games of the season.
Stenhousemuir come into the game having defeated Giffnock SC 3-2 on the opening day then Dundee West 5-1 at home last weekend. Falkirk beat Dundee West in week one and followed it with a 2-0 victory at home over Edinburgh Caledonia, setting up a six pointer for their local derby this Sunday.
Speaking to club media, Stenhousemuir coach Jack Cameron said: “We go in with the same intention we do every week. We know it will be a tough match, of course. We respect them… but we’ve got a good group here and we’ll go in with the intention of winning every game.”
The game kicks off at 3pm at the Falkirk stadium on Sunday, with entry by donation.
Elsewhere in League One, the other team on maximum points, Westdyke, travel to face an Airdrie team looking to make amends for a heavy defeat at Grampian Ladies in week two. Edinburgh Caledonia host BSC Glasgow, Grampian Ladies visit Giffnock SC, St Mirren host FC Edinburgh and Dundee West welcome Gleniffer Thistle to Baldragon Academy in the City of Discovery with both teams looking to claim their first points of the season.
In the SWF Championship, just three points separate top from bottom meaning that any team could end Sunday at the summit. Current leaders Livingston welcome Ayr United to the Tony Macaroni Stadium, Morton host Hutchison Vale, Inverness Caledonian Thistle travel to Renfrew Ladies, and Dryburgh Athletic host Glasgow club Rossvale in Dundee.