It was a case of Celtic at the double to win the three points in Edinburgh and Dundee this after for the two Celtic first teams. First up in the 3pm kick-off away to Hearts was Fran Alonso’s Celtic FC Women side who were looking to become the first side to beat Hearts on their own patch this season and in doing so pile the pressure on both SWPL1 rivals Glasgow City and theRangers who faced each other later in the afternoon.
The weather in Edinburgh was much worse than Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side had to endure in Dundee, with the capital city having driving rain coming in to make the windy playing conditions even tougher. Both teams struggled to cope but Fran Alonso’s Celtic side, in a devastating two minute spell late in the first half hit Hearts with a devastating, quick-fire one-two with goals from Jacynta with a tap-in and an absolute beautiful solo effort from the impressive Menglu.
It was a similar story at Tannadice, where the two quick fire Celtic goals came from Jota and Aaron Mooy just after the interval and Dundee United were done and dusted at that stage in the proceedings as Celtic’s nine point lead was re-established at the top of the league, looking down on theRangers.
Handsome Jota scores at the back post as Birighitti chills in his net. pic.twitter.com/JNYoDdnz7P
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The home side in the match in Edinburgh did pull one back early in the second half as they demonstrated why they had an unbeaten home record up until today. But Celtic never looked too uncomfortable seeing the match out and the three points had the feeling of being extra-significant as the day wore on and the result from Cumbernauld filtered through. That match ended in the best possible result for Celtic with neither side scoring so both dropped two points.
Celtic are now on 41 points, three behind Glasgow City on 44 but four clear of current Champions theRangers who have 37 points, with a game in hand. Crucially for Fran Alonso’s side both title rivals have upcoming fixtures against Celtic and with the backing of a large Celtic support, six points could see a first ever title coming Celtic’s way.
So to the Green Brigade, the Bhoys and every Celtic supporters club and season ticket holder, let’s get behind the team for these two matches – against theRangers for some Friday night football on the league Cup final weekend and early in March against Glasgow City, with both matches being played at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.
Great 3 points in a very difficult ground against a very tough opponent! 🍀
Delighted with the wins, bhoys and ghirls, another good day at the office
Mon the hoops
HH 💚#HEACEL | #SWPL | #COYGIG pic.twitter.com/UOw8mt6vHE
— Fran Alonso (@FranAlonsoFA) January 29, 2023