2019 Scottish Women's Premier League

The 2019 Scottish Women's Premier League, known as the Scottish Building Society Scottish Women's Premier League for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the 18th season of the Scottish Women's Premier League, the highest division of women's association football in Scotland since its inception in 2002.

The league is split into two divisions of eight teams each, named SWPL 1 and SWPL 2. The season started on 10 February 2019 and is scheduled to finish on 17 November 2019.[2] Fixtures for the 2019 SWPL 1 season were announced on 17 December 2018,[3] while fixtures for the 2019 SWPL 2 season were announced on 21 December 2018.[4]

Glasgow City are the defending champions. Motherwell joined the SWPL 1 as the promoted club from the 2018 SWPL 2, replacing Hamilton Academical. Dundee United and Partick Thistle joined the SWPL 2 as the promoted clubs from the SWFL, replacing Aberdeen and Central Girls.

Teams, stadiums, and personnel

Stadiums and locations

SWPL 1

Team Location Home ground Capacity 2018 position
CelticGlasgowK-Park Training Academy1,0003rd
Forfar FarmingtonForfarStation Park6,7775th
Glasgow CityGlasgowPetershill Park1,0001st
HibernianEdinburghAinslie Park3,0002nd
MotherwellMotherwellRavenscraig Regional Sports Facility1,0001st in SWPL 2
RangersGlasgow
Milngavie
New Tinto Park
Rangers Training Centre
2,000
500
4th
SpartansEdinburghAinslie Park3,0006th
Stirling UniversityStirlingGannochy Sports Centre1,0007th

Source: Scottish Women's Premier League

SWPL 2

Team Location Home ground Capacity 2018 position
Dundee UnitedDundeeGA Engineering Arena1,0001st in SWFL 1 North
F.C. KilmarnockKilmarnockRugby Park17,8892nd
Glasgow GirlsGlasgowPetershill Park1,0006th
Hamilton AcademicalHamiltonNew Douglas Park6,0188th in SWPL 1
Heart of MidlothianEdinburghOriam1,0003rd
Hutchison ValeEdinburghSaughton Enclosure1,0005th
Partick ThistleGlasgowPetershill Park1,0003rd in SWFL 1 South
St JohnstonePerthMcDiarmid Park10,6964th

Source: Scottish Women's Premier League

Personnel

SWPL 1

Scottish Women's Premier League 1
Season2019
ChampionsGlasgow City
RelegatedStirling University
Champions LeagueGlasgow City
Matches played84
Goals scored354 (4.21 per match)
Top goalscorerKirsty Howat (23 goals)[5]
Biggest home winHibernian 13–0 Forfar Farmington
(8 October 2019)
Biggest away winMotherwell 0–10 Glasgow City
(23 October 2019)
Highest scoringHibernian 13–0 Forfar Farmington
(8 October 2019)
Longest winning run19 matches:
Glasgow City
Longest unbeaten run19 matches:
Glasgow City
Longest winless run21 matches:
Stirling University
Longest losing run9 matches:
Stirling University
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 18 November 2019.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Glasgow City (C, Q) 21 20 0 1 104 11 +93 60 Qualification for the Champions League qualifying round
2 Hibernian 21 16 1 4 83 15 +68 49
3 Celtic 21 16 1 4 64 19 +45 49
4 Rangers 21 11 1 9 35 57 22 34
5 Spartans 21 6 4 11 25 42 17 22
6 Motherwell 21 5 4 12 24 67 43 19
7 Forfar Farmington 21 2 3 16 15 78 63 9
8 Stirling University (R) 21 0 2 19 14 75 61 2 Relegation to SWPL 2
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2019. Source: [6]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Positions by round

Champions; Qualification for the 2020–21 Champions League qualifying round
Relegation to 2020 SWPL 2

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological progress, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021
Glasgow City522211111111111111111
Hibernian311133223223332222222
Celtic133322332332223333333
Rangers644455454444554444444
Spartans477644546655446655555
Motherwell256566665566665566666
Forfar Farmington865777777777777777777
Stirling University788888888888888888888

Results

SWPL 2

Scottish Women's Premier League 2
Season2019
ChampionsHeart of Midlothian
PromotedHeart of Midlothian
Matches played84
Goals scored398 (4.74 per match)
Top goalscorerDionne Brown
(13 goals)[5]
Biggest home winHamilton Academical 19–0 Hutchison Vale
(20 October 2019)
Biggest away winHutchison Vale 0–17 Hamilton Academical
(19 May 2019)
Highest scoringHamilton Academical 19–0 Hutchison Vale
(20 October 2019)
Longest winning run5 matches:
Hamilton Academical
Longest unbeaten run9 matches:
Heart of Midlothian
Longest winless run21 matches:
Hutchison Vale
Longest losing run21 matches:
Hutchison Vale
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 18 November 2019.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian (C) 21 14 5 2 70 14 +56 47 Promotion to SWPL 1
2 Hamilton Academical 21 12 5 4 84 19 +65 41
3 Dundee United 21 10 4 7 46 30 +16 34
4 F.C. Kilmarnock 21 9 6 6 48 28 +20 33
5 Partick Thistle 21 8 6 7 44 27 +17 30
6 Glasgow Girls 21 8 4 9 50 28 +22 28
7 St Johnstone 21 6 4 11 50 35 +15 22
8 Hutchison Vale 21 0 0 21 9 220 211 0
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2019. Source: [7]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

Positions by round

Champions; Promotion to 2020 SWPL 1

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological progress, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021
Heart of Midlothian111112112212221111111
Hamilton Academical866321331121112222222
Dundee United233566443366664666663
F.C. Kilmarnock754257775555556444444
Partick Thistle545444556633345333335
Glasgow Girls422633224444433555556
St Johnstone377775667777777777777
Hutchison Vale688888888888888888888

Results

Statistics

As of 20 October 2019

Scoring

Hat-tricks

SWPL 1

No. Player For Against Date Score Ref
1 Kirsty Howat Glasgow City Spartans 17 February 2019 7–1 [10]
2 Lia Tweedie Hibernian Rangers 17 March 2019 4–0 [11]
3 Clare Shine Glasgow City Forfar Farmington 17 March 2019 7–0 [12]
4 Jamie-Lee Napier Hibernian Forfar Farmington 21 April 2019 8–0 [13]
5 Kirsty Howat4 Glasgow City Motherwell 21 April 2019 8–0 [14]
6 Kirsty Howat4 Glasgow City Stirling University 29 September 2019 8–1 [15]
7 Jamie-Lee Napier Hibernian Forfar Farmington 8 October 2019 13–0 [16]
8 Lia Tweedie Hibernian Forfar Farmington 8 October 2019 13–0 [16]
Notes

4 – Player scored four goals

SWPL 2

No. Player For Against Date Score Ref
1 Ashley Carse Heart of Midlothian Hutchison Vale 17 February 2019 9–0 [17]
2 Nichola Sturrock Hamilton Academical Hutchison Vale 17 March 2019 12–0 [18]
3 Chloe Docherty Glasgow Girls Hutchison Vale 31 March 2019 7–0 [19]
4 Lucy McEwan Glasgow Girls Hutchison Vale 31 March 2019 7–0 [19]
5 Neve Guthrie Dundee United Hutchison Vale 17 April 2019 9–0 [20]
6 Jade McDonald4 St Johnstone Hutchison Vale 21 April 2019 14–0 [21]
7 Ashley Fish4 St Johnstone Hutchison Vale 21 April 2019 14–0 [21]
8 Dionne Brown4 Hamilton Academical Hutchison Vale 19 May 2019 17–0 [22]
9 Colette Fleming4 Kilmarnock Hutchison Vale 26 May 2019 14–1 [23]
10 Lisa Swanson6 Kilmarnock Hutchison Vale 26 May 2019 14–1 [23]
11 Suzanne MacTaggart4 Partick Thistle Hutchison Vale 2 June 2019 11–0 [24]
12 Taylor Fisher6 Glasgow Girls Hutchison Vale 4 August 2019 12–0 [25]
13 Neve Guthrie Dundee United Hutchison Vale 15 September 2019 10–1 [26]
14 Catriona Caine Dundee United Hutchison Vale 15 September 2019 10–1 [26]
15 Mhairi Lyle Partick Thistle Hutchison Vale 29 September 2019 11–1 [27]
16 Marie Gardiner4 Hamilton Academical Hutchison Vale 20 October 2019 19–0 [28]
17 Tegan McCann Hamilton Academical Hutchison Vale 20 October 2019 19–0 [28]
Notes
  • 4 – Player scored four goals
  • 6 – Player scored six goals

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Ref
Player Club
February Rachel Walkingshaw Heart of Midlothian [29]
March Chloe Docherty Glasgow Girls [30]
April Michaela McAlonie Spartans [31]
May Neve Guthrie Dundee United [32]

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