While Celtic Fans were coming down the road from Dundee after watching the Bhoys turn on the style. The Ghirls were turning on the style at Fir Hill in the SWPL Cup Final and lifting silverware after A 1-0 win over Glasgow City. Fran Alonso’s team brought another trophy home to Paradise.
Caitlin Hayes 25 minute goal was enough to separate the city rivals. Celtic Captain Kelly Clarke lifted the Cup after a long wait. It was back in 2010 when the Celtic Women lifted their last trophy.
Captain Kelly Clarke on the game
‘I thought we were pretty dominant, especially in the first half, but even in the second half when City tried to put us under a bit of pressure, we could have scored a few more goals.’
Manager Fran Alonso talking after the game
“It’s an amazing feeling. I’m extremely proud of every single player, of the staff – what a group!
“And the fans were amazing. This is for them. It was a superb day and we felt it the whole game.
“We controlled the game – they’re an amazing team and it’s not easy against them, but I don’t think Rachael Johnstone had to make many saves. Their goalkeeper, Lee Alexander, was outstanding today, and we could have scored more.
“I think we were very good. We controlled the size of the pitch we wanted to control and the game-plan worked to perfection and I’m just so delighted for the Celtic Family. It’s an unbelievable day.”
Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine which he started in 2001. He has been involved with fanzines since 1989 and has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast, Talk form the Terrace Podcast, Grand Auld History Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Murphy’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.