Video: “We were able to play great combinations and that contributed to the goals,” Olivia Chance on Chinese Star Shen

Olivia Chance was the Celtic second half super-sub goalscoring hero for Fran Alonso’s Celtic FC Women’s side who were very much second best in the first 45 minutes and were lucky to be going in just 2-0 behind.

Shen and Chance celebrate. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

But a double swap at the break from Celtic’s Spanish coach Fran Alonso saw the introduction of the New Zealand international alongside the Chinese star Shen Mengyu and the two proved to be an international double act who packed quite a punch and came up with a one-two that levelled the game and gave the decent sized crowd plenty of belief that perhaps a late winner was a distinct possibility.

Shen in action against Glasgow City. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

Shen looks a real stand-out and set up both goals for Chance. Afterwards the goalscorer was full of praise for her fellow super-sub in her interview with Celtic TV, see below. “When she came on with me, we were able to play great combinations and that contributed to the goals,” Chance said of Celtic’s Chinese star who is attracting a growing band of Chinese fans to the games and what an atmosphere they create, it’s like the International Green Brigade for the People’s Republic of Celtic.

Chance scores against Glasgow City. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

Celtic celebrations. Photo Angus Johnston for The Celtic Star

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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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  1. The Great God Pan on

    Let’s have as many people as possible going to the Alliance Stadium in Strathclyde park next Sunday to support the girls against Motherwell.

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