It was a tense day in the woman’s football yesterday with the top three teams all having a chance going into the final game to lift the league title. Ourselves of course, Glasgow City and theRangers. It was an incredibly exciting end to the season and made for a dramatic day indeed whether you were at Celtic Park or watching the drama unfold on television.
In the end unfortunately it wasn’t to be for Fran Alonso’s Celtic side as they had the league title snatched away in the cruelest of circumstances. They had one hand on the trophy only for a fate to land a sucker punch as Glasgow City scored an injury time winner at Ibrox to plant their hands on the trophy as they confirmed themselves as Scottish Champions.
Despite the heartbreak at the end, it was a great advert for the woman’s game. The title going right to the wire and all three teams playing in front of crowds of a 24,357 combined crowd. More than the average crowds of some top flight men’s teams. There were 15,822 supporters at Celtic Park and 8535 at Ibrox giving a total of 24,357.
The woman’s game up here has been positively highlighted in the past few weeks and the coverage it received yesterday will only improve it greatly.
I tuned in to the Celtic game and found the standard to be of a good quality. I admittedly haven’t followed much of the woman’s game and yesterday was the first full 90 minutes I have watched, and I was impressed, despite the result obviously.
The fact that more people such as myself tuned in for the first time, not to mention the last two home games being played out in front of a combined 25,375 supporters is a good thing. Hopefully it’s not a novelty and it becomes a regular occurrence.
I will definitely be tuning into the woman’s Scottish cup final on Sunday 28th May when the Celtic Women take on their Rangers counterparts, and hopefully we will be victorious this time around.
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