BT Women’s Premier League PREVIEW | Hills have silverware in their sights

Hillhead/Jordanhill face Stirling County at Hughenden tonight as they aim to secure the 2017/18 BT Women’s Premier League title (kick-off 8pm).

Hills narrowly lost out to rivals Murrayfield Wanderers in the last three BT Women’s Premier League title fights but a bonus point win against Stirling County tonight will clinch them the first silverware of the season.

The women from Glasgow have banished last year’s disappointment and gone on to win nine from ten in the league.

They proved a force to be reckoned with from the word ‘go’, recording an impressive seven consecutive bonus point victories.

Hillhead/Jordanhill Head Coach, Thomas Davidson, said: “We’ve had a great season so far, on and off the field.

“The results on the field have meant that training has been really focused throughout the year and we’ve consistently had very good numbers.

Confidence has been extremely high and even after our loss, the way the players reacted is testament to the players and their hard work ethic.”

Stirling County confirmed their spot in the top half of the BT Premier League after a much-improved season.

Last year they recorded just two victories all season but four wins since September shows the strides the squad have made.

However, Hills are the league’s form team and will be tough to beat at home.

Davidson continued: “We’re obviously incredibly close to the BT Women’s Premier League title and the girls are fully aware of that.

“However, our approach in training has been no different to the rest of the season as our target has always been the same, to win it.

“We know Stirling County will be a challenging outfit, therefore we need to prepare for another tough encounter.

“We’ve had over 50 players across both training nights this week, which has brought a real focus and intensity to the sessions.”

Clubs from across BT Women’s National Leagues 1 and 2 will also continue their season this weekend. For a full list of fixtures, visit scottishrugby.org