Video: “We had to win. It was a massive three points,” Celtic’s match-winner Sarah Ewens

What a game that was yesterday! Celtic pretty much had to win to keep their Champions League destiny in their own hands and that would also mean completing a ‘proper’ whitewash in the Glasgow Derby. That means you win every match you play against your rivals in a season and this fine Celtic side achieved that on what was another Beautiful Sunday for Fran Alonso’s side.

Both Celtic goals came from corners – something Alonso drills into the squad at training (is anyone else at the club blushing?). Two fine headers, one on each half from inspirational skipper Kelly Clark and then from goalscorer Sarah Ewens – the player we tipped ahead of the match to cause theRangers problems.

Kelly Clark heads Celtic into the lead. Photo: Colin Poultney /

And the great result against theRangers was made even better when the team heard that league leaders Glasgow City were held to a draw against Hibs. That takes Celtic within 3 points of the leaders – who of course have still to play theRangers.

Imagine if it turned out that a victory for theRangers meant that Celtic ended up winning the league! Unlikely given the source of the assist that we need and a goal difference issue that would also have to be addressed but a tantalising thought nevertheless!

For theRangers their Champions League holds are now relying on Celtic dropping points. With Fran Alonso in charge of this Band of Sisters then that is unlikely to happen

Goal 1-2 Celtic players celebrate their winning goal. Photo: Colin Poultney/ProSportsImages

Here’s a delighted Sarah talking to Celtic TV after the 2-1 win over theRangers

And here are the two Celtic goals…

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The Celtic Star founder and 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

1 Comment

  1. David Potter on

    Full marks to Chloe Logan for putting up her hand and admitting to a mistake. Took a lot of guts to do that, and I’m glad things turned out well for the girls. Well done, Celtic!