A landmark football game between the Lewis and Harris Women’s football club and Glasgow City XI will take place this weekend.

This match will be the first ever Female Mod Cup Game and will be held on Saturday 12 October at 2:30pm.

The game will take place this Saturday, 2.30pm v Glasgow City XI, Glasgow Green.

Euan Macleod, Head Coach of the Lewis & Harris/Western Isles Women's Football Squads, explained how the match came about, saying: “We were approached by the Mod Committee a number of weeks ago about the possibility of playing the first ever Females Mod Cup Football Match.

“We are very excited by the prospect of playing in Glasgow and very flattered that the Committee have made this decision to highlight the Women's game.”

“For the game we have decided to limit the amount of Island based players as most of them are still in school and have had a long tiring season.

“We do however have a large number of Island Girls playing football in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow who are coming together to pull on the Western Isles shirt once again.

“Catherine Ann Macleod will be Head Coach for the day. This will bring a nostalgic edge to the match as she Coached all of the Girls in the Squad to many a victory in the Scottish Schools Cup, with the Nicolson Institute in previous years.

“It would be great for the Central Belt Islanders to come along and give their support to the Island Girls and that we can give a good showing of ourselves for the match.”