Video – Skipper Kelly Clark on Celtic’s Historic Win over 13IAR Champions and Champions League Quarter Finalists

CELTIC WOMEN achieved their best ever result in Sunday with the 4-1 win over 13 in a Row Champions Glasgow City, who until the weekend were looking at achieving an Invincible season, having qualified for the Champions League quarter finals a few days earlier after being Bronby in a penalty shoot-out.

Such has been Glasgow City’s dominance of the Scottish game that this was actually their first league defeat since June 2016, a truly remarkable record.

Celtic seemed to be getting closer to Glasgow City this season but were left cursing their luck in the two earlier fixtures this season. But in Sunday it was a case of third time lucky against the Champions when goals from Natalie Ross, Josi Giard and a double from Sarah Ewens gave Celtic an emphatic victory.

The Celtic captain Kelly Clark has been speaking to Celtic TV today and she described the celebrations in the dressing-room after the game as the best she’s experienced in her time at the club, believing that this result is a massive one for the Hoops.

“This season, whenever we’ve played Glasgow City in the league, it’s been pretty close but we’ve just never really got over that final hurdle,” Kelly said, to Celtic TV, as reported by the official Celtic website.

“There have been a couple of times when we’ve said that if we’d taken our chances early on and went ahead, it would have been interesting to see how they responded. On Sunday we took our early chances and went ahead and made them have to respond rather than us having to respond.

“We took our chances, we put them behind and made them try and work for it. At the start of the second half, they came out and really pressed, but when we scored our third goal, we took the wind out of their sails a bit, and it was just such a joy to play in that game,” Kelly continued.

“They’re champions for a reason and they have been for the past 13 years. They’re a great squad, a great group of players, while they might have had a tough week in the lead-up to the game with their Champions League tie, they have those tough weeks every year.

“Before the game we talked about how it was perfect timing and how we could really take the game to them, and probably for the first time in a couple of years, we really did take it to them.

“Every single time we’ve played Glasgow City, our belief has got stronger, and for the first time I actually think that, as a squad, we did think we could beat them.

“To finally get over that hurdle is massive, mentally it is massive for us, but it is also massive mentally for them, because the first time we play them next season, they know that we’ve beat them.

“That might have been in their heads on Sunday as well, the fact that we have taken them so close on a number of occasions this year. They know that we have the potential to cause an upset and on Sunday we did.”

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The Celtic Star founder by and is 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

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