2013 Scottish Women's Premier League

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Scottish Women's Premier League
Season 2013
Champions Glasgow City
Relegated Falkirk Ladies
Kilwinning SC
Champions League Glasgow City
Matches played 126
Goals scored 651 (5.17 per match)
Biggest home win Hibernian 11–0 Falkirk Ladies
9 June 2013
Biggest away win Kilwinning SC 0–12 Glasgow City
5 May 2013
Highest scoring Kilwinning SC 0–12 Glasgow City
5 May 2013
2012
2014

The 2013 Scottish Women's Premier League was the twelfth season of the Scottish Women's Premier League, the highest division of women's football in Scotland since its inception in 2002. The competition started on 17 March 2013.

A total of twelve teams are contested the league. Glasgow City were the reigning champions.[1]

Buchan Ladies and Kilwinning SC Ladies were promoted from the SWFL First Division after finishing 3rd and 4th respectively and both appeared in the Premier League for the first time.[2][3] First Division champions Hibernian Reserves and runners-up Celtic Reserves were unable to be promoted as league rules stipulate each club may field only one team in the Premier League.[4]

The SWPL continued in the format adopted in 2012. The 12 clubs faced each other once (11 games per club), after which the league split into top six and bottom six sections based on league position. Each club then played home and away against clubs in their respective sections to give a total of 21 games.

Glasgow City won their seventh consecutive championship title on 29 September 2013.[5]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

2013 Scottish Women's Premier League is located in Scotland
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Falkirk
Falkirk
Glasgow
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Hamilton
Hamilton
Buchan
Buchan
Kilwinning
Kilwinning
Locations of teams in the 2013 Premier League

The most regular home ground is shown though some clubs played matches at other venues throughout the season.

Team Location Home ground Head coach Finishing position 2012
Aberdeen Aberdeen Heathryfold Park Allan Smith 6th
Buchan LFC Maud Pleasure Park Ewen Reid SWFL First Division, 3rd
Celtic Glasgow Celtic Training Centre, Lennoxtown David Haley 3rd
Falkirk Falkirk Recreation Park, Alloa Alan Palmer 10th
Forfar Farmington Forfar Station Park Mark Nisbet 2nd
Glasgow City Glasgow Petershill Park Eddie Wolecki-Black Champions
Hamilton Academical Hamilton John Cumming Stadium, Carluke Kevin Murphy 7th
Hibernian Edinburgh Albyn Park, Broxburn Willie Kirk 4th
Hutchison Vale Edinburgh Saughton Enclosure Ian Macdonald 8th
Kilwinning SC Ladies Kilwinning Kilwinning Sports Club Craig Hamilton SWFL First Division, 4th
Rangers Glasgow Petershill Park Angie Hind 9th
Spartans Edinburgh Spartans Academy Debbi McCulloch 5th

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Glasgow City (C) 21 20 1 0 110 7 +103 61 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round
2 Hibernian 21 13 2 6 86 35 +51 41
3 Celtic 21 11 3 7 44 32 +12 36
4 Spartans 21 11 2 8 50 53 −3 35
5 Rangers 21 10 3 8 55 35 +20 33
6 Aberdeen 21 8 1 12 29 55 −26 25
7 Hamilton Academical 21 13 2 6 70 43 +27 41
8 Forfar Farmington 21 12 4 5 72 35 +37 40
9 Hutchison Vale 21 5 2 14 44 75 −31 17
10 Buchan LFC 21 4 3 14 37 79 −42 15
11 Falkirk (R) 21 4 0 17 31 86 −55 12 Relegation to SWFL First Division
12 Kilwinning SC Ladies (R) 21 3 1 17 23 116 −93 10

Updated to games played on 3 November 2013.
Source: Scottish Women's FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Results[edit]

Matches 1–11[edit]

Clubs play each other once.

Home \ Away[1] ABD BUC CEL FAL FFM GLC HAM HIB HUT KWG RAN SPA
Aberdeen 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–5 2–1 2–3
Buchan LFC 1–7 2–3 5–4 0–7 0–5
Celtic 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–0 3–0 1–3
Falkirk 6–1 1–3 0–4 0–10 2–4 0–3
Forfar Farmington 2–3 2–2 1–4 5–2 6–0 2–2
Glasgow City 7–0 3–0 5–1 5–0 3–2
Hamilton Academical 1–0 7–0 1–4 2–1 0–3
Hibernian 4–0 11–0 0–4 10–1 7–1
Hutchison Vale 2–2 1–8 3–7 0–9 3–2
Kilwinning SC Ladies 1–2 1–1 5–4 0–12 0–6
Rangers 5–1 0–0 5–2 3–3 3–0 10–0
Spartans 6–1 1–0 4–0 1–3 5–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 30 June 2013.
Source: Scottish Women's FA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 12–21[edit]

After 11 matches, the league splits into top six and bottom six sections. Clubs played every other club in their section twice (home and away).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasgow City hammer Hibernian to secure sixth Scottish title". BBC Sport. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Buchan Ladies clinch promotion". Fraserburgh Herald. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Football team in sponsorship plea". Irvine Times. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rules of Senior Leagues and League Cups 2011" (PDF). Scottish FA. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Glasgow City secure seventh successive SWPL title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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