Another stunning Sunday comeback for Celtic to maintain title charge

By John McGinley

November 21, 2021

You can just never write off Fran Alonso’s Celtic FC Women side.

Things were a little grim for the Ghirls heading into the final 15 minutes against promoted Aberdeen at the Penny Cars stadium this afternoon.

The Dons led 1-0 through a first-half strike and it looked like Celtic would lose vital ground against title rivals Glasgow City and Rangers.

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However, a second stunning in two weeks secured all three points, with a three-goal blitz arriving in the last 11 minutes of the match.

A Clarisa Larisey double and a Cheyenne Shorts effort sparked jubilant scenes on the Celtic bench and amongst the squad, as they managed to pick up the win.

Rangers remain five points ahead of Celtic at the top of the table, having also achieved a victory today, while Glasgow City in second place kick-off their Sunday fixture later this afternoon.

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A defeat or a draw today would have been a bitter blow for Celtic in those circumstances but as we’ve seen time and again, there is an undeniable winning spirit and determination about this group of players.

They continue to battle and scrap for every point in the women’s top-flight. That kind of trait usually bodes well when it comes to handing out honours at the end of the season.

There’s a long way to go, but with a cup final to look forward to and undoubted advantage over the majority of SWPL 1, there’s every chance of a special campaign.

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