Tuesday 9th April 2024

Get the lowdown as we prepare for two huge football finals this week! Heriot Watt play Stirling in the mens, and St. Andrews face Edinburgh in the womens.

One of the biggest weeks in the Scottish Student Sport calendar is here as the nation’s top footballers prepare for our Football Finals.

In the Men’s competition, Heriot Watt University and the University of Stirling face off for a third consecutive year. aiming to lift the historic Queen’s Park Shield in its 103rd year.

We have another repeat of the 2023 final in the Women’s competition where the University of Edinburgh will be hoping to stop the University of St. Andrews making it three wins in a row.

Get the lowdown ahead of both finals below.

Queen’s Park Shield Final: Heriot Watt University vs University of Stirling

  • Wednesday 10th April
  • 14:00 kick off
  • Oriam outdoor pitches, Heriot Watt campus

Both universities will be looking for bragging rights come Wednesday with their two previous finals being split one apiece.

Heriot Watt won the first of those match-ups 2-1 in 2022 while Stirling go into the final as defending champions following their tight 1-0 win last year.

The hosts have enjoyed a fairly smooth ride to the final as they claimed a 3-1 win away to Aberdeen in the quarter final before coming out on top in a thriller at St. Andrews. 5-3 was the score that day.

On the other side of the draw, Stirling cruised past Edinburgh 6-2 but were made to work for a 2-1 win at home to Strathclyde.

#SheCanSheWill Cup Final: University of St. Andrews vs University of Edinburgh

  • Thursday 11th April
  • 15:30 kick off
  • University of St. Andrews pitches

Edinburgh are facing the mighty task this week of playing two huge games in as many days. On Wednesday they take on Nottingham Trent in their first BUCS Premier North play-off. On Thursday, all the attention shifts to Fife as they travel to take on a formidable St. Andrews team.

St. Andrews walked away the victors in the last two finals against Edinburgh and after their performances this season will back themselves to secure the hat trick. The road here proved to be easy going with a 18 goals scored in their quarter and semi final appearances versus Edinburgh 2’s and the University of Glasgow respectively.

Edinburgh have been in fine form themselves – their BUCS playoff evidence of that. The challenge will be to regroup and recover in time to stake a claim for the #SheCanSheWill Cup on Thursday.

How to follow

We’ll have a live stream of the Queens Park Shield Final over on the SSS YouTube channel – coverage starting just before kick off.

Hit up the SSS Instagram and SSF Instagram for updates throughout both games, including as live highlights and score updates.