Charlie Wellings helped herself to five goals last night as Celtic warmed up for the Scottish Cup showdown with theRangers by hitting a dozen goals against Edinburgh City to set up next month’s Glasgow Derby Scottish cup 4th round tie at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie scheduled for Sunday 13 February.
That’s six goals in four days for the England Under 20 international striker, a shrewd summer signing from Bristol City, and 22 goals scored for the season with 20 games played. What a signing Charlie Wellings has been!
Charlie spoke to Colette Carr from Celtic TV last night after the Scottish Cup win and was pleased with getting in amongst the goals, as you would expect. “The key message was don’t under-estimate them, they are sitting second in their league so we knew that they were going to try to make it hard for us, so to come out and put a performance in and start early. To keep a clean sheet as well is a massive thing for us.
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“Everyone wants to win every game, it doesn’t matter whether it’s league or cup, as long as you’re winning the games and putting the right performances in that’s what we need to concentrate on.
In terms of her own development since arriving at Celtic, to work under Fran Alonso and his coaching staff, Wellings recognises the improvements in her game that comes with playing for the Hoops. “Really well, obviously it’s important that we in the games and to help the team is always important. I never really knew what to expect coming up here in the first place, I never set myself any goals or anything like that. Just take every game as it comes, but obviously happy to have scored that many goals but obviously I can’t do it without the assists I get so credit to the ghirls for that.
Jacynta and Wellings are developing a decent combination for the Celtic Womens’ side at the top end of the park and as the players get to know each other’s game there’s likely to be more to come from that as the season progresses. “It comes off in training all the time. That link-up started way back, she understands my runs and I think I understand when she’s going to play it now more than I did at the start so it’s coming off perfectly now.”
On facing theRangers in the next round Charlie is clearly looking forward to that game. “We did it in the League Cup so we’ve just got to take the momentum, keep getting better and better with every game and hopefully go into that game flowing like we did today.”
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