Over 600 spectators attended the ties in Dumfries and Forfar, demonstrating growing interest in the new pyramid structure in the Scottish Women’s game. Forfar Farmington and Queen of the South Ladies won their respective play-offs against Bonnyrigg Rose and Harmony Row.
A Georgina Wilson double helped Biffa SWFL South winners Queen of the South to their first promotion with a 2-0 win against a robust Harmony Row side who looked dangerous on the break.
Biffa SWFL North winners Forfar Farmington return to competitive national football for the first time since the club was forced to withdraw from the premier league in 2021.
A hat-trick by Cheryl Kilcoyne spurred the Angus side into a thrilling 5-3 victory over Bonnyrigg Rose, who had clinched second spot in the Biffa SWFL East and a play-off place because league winners Livingston Reserves do not qualify for promotion as a development side of a club already in the performance leagues. The young Bonnyrigg side were 4-1 down at half time but fought their way back into the game with goals from Saffron McCabe and Sophie Douglas, but unable to catch Forfar in the end. Bonnyrigg now face Harmony Row for the third and final place in League One this Sunday in Airdrie.