Video: Celtic’s Magnificent Seven as Perfect Start Continues

Celtic FC Women extended their unbeaten run in the SWPL as a day full of positives was rounded off with a convincing 7-0 win over Glasgow Women.

The seven goals and the eighth successive clean sheet complimented an afternoon to remember, in which Jacynta and Clarissa Larisey hit their 10th goals of the season so far with the Canadian alredy equalling her total from last season and with Academy players Clare Goldie and Leigha Dobbins making their competitive senior debuts.

Despite seeing all of the ball and creating all the chances, Celtic had to wait for a moment of magic from Lucy Ashworth-Clifford to break the deadlock in the 38th minute. After the Hoops won a free kick near the corner flag, the wingback curled a lovely in-swinger right beyond the stretching keeper to give the Celts the lead, before doubling the score with another free-kick effort before the interval, looping a cross in from the edge of the area to watch it bounce in from the back post area and ensure the hosts took a healthy lead into the break.

And they came flying out of the traps for the second period as Taylor Otto, who had taken a place in the back three for this match, attacked the corner at the back post to give them a third just one minute after the restart.

And the fourth came from another set piece not long before the hour mark, this time with Jacynta providing the ball into the back post, with stand in captain, Caitlin Hayes popping up to put the game well past the visitors.

Celtic racked up numerous chances before Jacynta grabbed her 10th goal of the season after 67 minutes, with the young Australian displaying great tenacity to keep pushing and knocking it over the line from close range, and 10 minutes later Natalie Ross also scored from inside the area, sneaking in to receive and work it into the back of the net.

Rounding off the magnificent seven was Clarissa Larisey who, fresh from scoring her fist international goal for Canada, hit double figures for the season after just eight games, as Ross turned provider to allow the Canadian to side foot it in from a couple of yards out, with the Hoops starting off a three-game week with a bang.

Celtic travel to Tayside this evening to face newly promoted SWPL2 Champions Dundee United in a match that could see Celtic go clear at the top of the league looking down on theRangers…This is the re-arranged match that was postponed after the Queen died.

We’ll have a look at what Fran Alonso has been saying about this evening’s match shortly.


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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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

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