Team of the Week from the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League games played on Sunday 26th November.
Written by Jack Donnelly
Goalkeeper – Khym Ramsay (Glasgow Women)
Glasgow Women brought their recent losing streak to an end on Sunday afternoon, picking up a precious point away at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock, thanks in no small part to an inspired performance from Khym Ramsay. The stopper made an impressive nine saves to help her side to a hard-earned point on the road which, for the time being, moved them above St. Johnstone into sixth place.
Defender – Darcy Molley (Queen’s Park)
Another win for title-chasing Queen’s Park this weekend, with right-back Darcy Molley standing out as one of The Spiders’ top performers against Stirling University. The defender scored her first goal of the season with a lashed effort from the edge of the area, and was defensively resolute on the flank, winning 13 duels, making nine interceptions, and a further 16 recoveries.
Defender – Jess Murphy (Livingston)
A hard fought battle between Boroughmuir Thistle and Livingston played out at Meadowbank, with nothing splitting the teams in a 1-1 draw, which saw Jess Murphy involved heavily throughout the match. The centre back, who is yet to miss a minute of league action this season, made 19 recoveries of possession during the game, won all but one of her duels in the air, and completed 68% of passes in a solid defensive performance.
Defender – Kim Goodchild (Boroughmuir Thistle)
Boroughmuir Thistle made it five games unbeaten in the league on Sunday afternoon after a hard-fought draw with Livingston at Meadowbank, with Kim Goodchild impressing in the back line. The ever-present right back was a big influence for the Thistle defence, winning 21 of 24 duels attempted for a success rate of 88%, while also making 12 recoveries of possession as Andy Enwood’s side broke further away from the bottom half of the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League 2 table.
Midfielder & Star Player – Katie Lockwood (Heart of Midlothian)
Hearts bounced back from last week’s derby disappointment in style, sticking six goals past Hamilton at The Oriam, with summer signing Katie Lockwood scoring four of those goals from midfield. Showcasing her clinical eye for goal by scoring with every single shot she took, well exceeding an xG of 1.3, Lockwood also completed 88% of passes, misplacing just five during her time on the pitch.
Midfielder – Georgia Crooks (Kilmarnock)
Kilmarnock added a point to their season’s haul with a battling 1-1 draw at home to Glasgow Women on Sunday, with midfielder Georgia Crooks in the middle of the action from the first whistle. The 21-year-old was tireless in the opposition half, making 17 of her 22 recoveries in Glasgow Women territory, showcasing her impressive pressing ability. Crooks also won 11 duels and made seven interceptions as she left her mark on the midfield.
Midfielder – Imogen Longcake (Partick Thistle)
Partick Thistle consolidated themselves in fourth place on Sunday, remaining just five points behind Glasgow City going into the international break, with Imogen Longcake scoring twice in The Jags’ 4-2 win over Motherwell. Spending the 90 minutes across both flanks, the midfielder showed composure to take the ball round an onrushing Emily Mutch for her first goal, and scored her second from the edge of the box just three minutes later with a whipped effort high into the net.
Midfielder – Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City)
Glasgow City picked up three points and fired three goals past Dundee United on Sunday afternoon, with midfield stalwart Hayley Lauder bagging herself a brace to seal City’s victory. Doubling her tally for the season, while also keeping a pass accuracy of 88%, Lauder could celebrate her standout performance with an international recall, as she returned to Scotland duty for the first time since 2020 this week.
Forward – Abbie Ferguson (Hibernian)
Hibernian made it four wins on the bounce against local rivals Spartans on Sunday afternoon, with teenage winger Abbie Ferguson standing out once again. The 19-year-old was a terror down the right flank, being successful in 77% of passes, completing four dribbles, and winning 13 duels while also picking up her sixth goal of the season, cutting in from the right and taking the ball past four Spartans defenders before finding the bottom left corner.
Forward – Murphy Agnew (Celtic)
Our first Celtic representative in this week’s team, Murphy Agnew was one of eight different scorers as the Glasgow side put 13 goals past Aberdeen. The 25-year-old striker scored three of those 13 for her first Celtic hat-trick, and also chipped in with an assist late in the match as the league’s top scorers kept pace with city rivals Rangers heading into the international break.
Forward – Amy Gallacher (Celtic)
The second member of Fran Alonso’s squad in this week’s team, Amy Gallacher continued her red-hot form this season with another three goals in Celtic’s win over Aberdeen on Sunday. This hattrick made it five goals in three games for Gallacher who, with 15 league goals (and one in the Sky Sports Cup), has already surpassed her tally from last season, as Celtic stay just one point behind Rangers in the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League table.