Women's side takes centre stage this weekend

With no first-team match this weekend, attention turns to St. Johnstone’s women’s side as they welcome Kilmarnock to McDiarmid this Sunday in the Scottish Building Society SWPL2.

Jason McCrindle’s ladies have had an inconsistent start to the new season, picking up two wins and suffering two defeats in their first four matches. That being said, Saints sit in 3rd place in the league table and will be hoping they can pick up their third league victory of the season this weekend.

Standing in their way is the visiting side Kilmarnock, and the Ayrshire club currently sit at the top of the SWPL2 standings with a 100% record from their first three matches.

McCrindle is looking forward to going up against the league leaders and is looking for his side to bounce back following a disappointing defeat in their last SWPL2 match with Glasgow.

“Although they are a newly promoted side, Kilmarnock has started the season unbeaten with three wins from three and they come here full of confidence,” Jason said.

“The game will be tough but that’s no different from every other match we’ve played so far this season. From our point of view, we are glad to be back playing at home following our defeat away to Glasgow in our last game.

“I felt we had underperformed in that one and we ended up coming away with nothing. The reaction from the players has been great though and we’ve had some good training sessions in the build-up to this one.

“Playing against the league leaders may actually suit us as Kilmarnock will come here expecting three points to continue their impressive form. Sometimes undefeated sides can set up to not lose a game and maintain their unbeaten record as opposed to opening up and trying to win games.

“We’re hoping Killie do come out and try to win the match as that will suit us. We can take confidence from the fact that the last time an unbeaten side came to McDiarmid, we managed to come out on top.”

St. Johnstone Women will take on Kilmarnock on the McDiarmid Park AstroTurf on Sunday, kick-off at 4PM. Admission is £3 for adults and U16’s go free.