Celtic have started the SWPL season with real intent, delivering an enormous 9-0 opening-day win away to Montrose this afternoon.

Having so narrowly lost out on the title to Glasgow City last season, the aim of this term is to again be challenging for major honours come the end of the campaign.

And Fran Alonso’s side have produced a big, morale-boosting victory, with the goals raining in at Links Park across the 90 minutes.

Kit Loferski netted a superb four goals while the impressive Amy Gallacher grabbed a double of her own. There was also a debut goal for Imane Addi, with the ever-reliable Chloe Craig also hitting the back of the net. Montrose also conceded an own goal.

The squad have lost some key players during the summer months, including fan favourites Jacynta and Natasha Flint. But new signings have arrived too and hopes are high of another strong season in the top-flight.

Celtic now have matches against Hamilton, Spartans and Dundee United over the next few weeks, before entering a massive September that sees the club embrace continental competition once again.

The Ghirls face Brondby in the opening round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League on September 6th, with a match awaiting against FC Minsk or Valerenga.

UEFA Women's Champions League 2023/24 Round 1 Draw
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October is shaping up to be a massive month for the team as well, with games against both title rivals Glasgow City and Rangers to look forward to.

It’s important in these opening weeks to rack up the goals and the wins. Momentum and confidence is key. Today, Alonso’s outfit hasn’t disappointed and they’ll be travelling home very happy indeed.

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