George Watson’s/George Heriot’s Win the Girls’ Senior Shield

The combined school team of George Watson’s College and George Heriot’s School beat St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock, 4-3 on penalties after  1-1 at full time to lift the Girls’ Senior Shield for the first time yesterday afternoon at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh.

The final was the last game in the 2020 Senior Shield. A competition that started in October 2019 and was suspended , at semi-final stage, in March 2020 due to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

In the semi-finals St Ninain’s High beat Braidhurst High 2-0 and George Watson’s/George Heriot’s beat St John’s High 4-0.

George Watson’s/George Heriot’s path to the final:

  • 1st round – October 2019 – 9-0 win over Bishopbriggs Academy away
  • 2nd round – November 2019 – 3-0 win over James Gillespie’s High away
  • 3rd round – December 2019 – 7-0 win over Grange Academy at home
  • 4th round – January 2020 – 3-1 win over Boroughmuir High away
  • Semi-final – June 2021 – 4-0 win over St John’s High at Ainsle Park

St Ninian’s High’s path to the final:

  • 1st round – October 2019 – 1-0 win over Irvine Royal Academy at home
  • 2nd round – November 2019 – 9-0 win over Willaimwood High away
  • 3rd round – December 2019 – 9-0 win over St Peter the Apostle at home
  • 4th round – January 2020 – 9-0 win over James Young High away
  • Semi-final – May 2020 – 2-0 win over Braidhurst High at the Excelsior Stadium
Combined George Watson's/George Heriot's
St Ninain's High School, Giffnock