And the Cup is in the Parkhead Trophy Room

The SWPL Cup, the womenโ€™s game version of the League Cup is back in the Parkhead trophy cabinet in the Boardroom at Celtic Park after being placed there last night be the delighted Celtic FC Women Captain Kelly Clark and her manager Fran Alonso.

In a superb performance with a perfectly implemented game plan Celtic utterly dominated the 14 in a row Scottish champions Glasgow City and the only surprise was that there was only one goal โ€“ a powerful first half header from Caitlin Hayes from a superb delivery from a free kick wide on the right hand side of the Firhill pitch from Sarah Harkes โ€“ to show for that very special Celtic show.

Still 1-0 wins the cup and brings it back to Paradise for only the second time. The first time was back in 2011 and Celtic Women had a decent team then but without professional status other clubs down south and indeed Glasgow City were able to cherry pick our talent. Maybe the ballโ€™s on the other foot now.

Yesterday felt more than just a one off victory. Celtic now have a chance to go on and become the finest team in Scotland in the Womenโ€™s game.

Weโ€™ve already shared our match report โ€“ see below โ€“ and published a photo special earlier this morning.

MATCH REPORTโ€ฆScottish Champions have no answer to Celticโ€™s Perfect Cup Final Performance

Now here are some additional photographs courtesy of Angus Johnston who has been involved with the Celtic FC Women side since the very start. I was thinking about Angus as I watched him photograph the trophy presentation yesterday afternoon from the back of the Jackie Husband stand. What a journey it has bene for a small group of determined individuals who have taken Celtic FC Women from zeros to heroes, playing in the Champions League, signing high quality players from around the world and now winning the League Cup beating the other top three teams in the country along the way โ€“ that was theRangers in the quarter final, Hibs in the semi-final and Glasgow City in yesterdayโ€™s final.

Here are some additional photographs courtesy of Angus โ€“ well done that man!

Fran Alonso celebratesโ€ฆ.

Tegan Bowie almost makes it twoโ€ฆ

And the Cup is in the Parkhead Trophy Roomโ€ฆ

All smiles from Kelly Clark and match winner Caitlin Hayes

Sarah Harkes in action against Glasgow City. Her assist was outstanding for the Hayes winner.

Hayes won absolutely everything in the air against Glasgow City

A dream come true or Caitlin Hayes, a lifelong Celtic supporter and a delighted Fran Alonso after the final whistle.

GOAL CELTIC! And the scorer is number 18 Caitlin Hayesโ€ฆ

Our Player of the Match Clarissa Larisey destroyed that City defence all afternoon.

Delight on the Celtic bench as the final whistle is blown.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

2 Comments

  1. Excellent match and result. Enjoyed being there!
    On BBC UK news last night, a highlights piece on the English Women’s cup win then on to BBC Scotland news where the Celtic Women’s win wasn’t even mentioned. Respect to BBC ALBA for covering the game but the BBC bosses need to get the message about women’s football.

  2. I hate to be a bore about this, but I really do think that the Celtic girls of whom we should be very proud should get to play their home games at Celtic Park. Even if it just means opening one stand initially, I think we would soon be surprised by the amount of attendances they could command. They are, after all, Celtic! Oh, and don’t anyone try to tell me that they would damage the pitch. The pitch is surely resilient enough to cope with two games per weekend. Well done once again, girls!