Celtic FC Women’s incredibly strong start to the SWPL season continued at home today with a 9-0 thrashing of Dundee United.

Maria McAneny, Natalie Ross, Chloe Craig, Colette Cavanagh, Tiree Burchill, Amy Gallacher, Amy Sharkey and Kit Loferski were all on target for the Ghirls, who have now made it four wins from four at the start of the league campaign.

Sharkey’s goal was the most notable considering she is still just 15 years of age. It was an incredible moment for her to add to the rout and stands her in good stead for a fine Celtic career.

Remarkably, Celtic have scored a massive 30 goals and conceded just one in the early stages of the SWPL season and sit top of the table.

Undoubtedly there are tougher tests ahead at home and abroad, but it’s been a confidence-boosting opening considering the massive amount of turnover in players over the summer.

Popular players such as Jacynta and Natasha Flint departed after coming so close to winning the title last term, with Fran Alonso having to hastily put together a team capable of competing on all fronts again.

It won’t be long until the team takes part in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for just the second time in the club’s history with a match against Brondby.

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That comes on Wednesday 6th September, with a match against FC Minsk or Valerenga to follow. Two wins will see Alonso’s outfit break new ground by heading into the next round.

That’s a tough ask, but with confidence flowing and the goals raining in, don’t count out this group who have been through so many highs and lows over the last few years.

Before that Brondby clash, the team will visit Hibernian in the SWPL next Sunday and they’ll be hoping for another monster win to keep forging a path ahead at the top of the table.

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