Celtic have won the Women’s Scottish Cup for the second successive season after a 2-0 victory over rivals Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon.

Across a nervy, tense 90 minutes, the Ghirls showed their quality and class to take the game to the Ibrox club, finding the breakthrough midway through the second half.

Natasha Flint, who has been an attacking force this season, netted after finding herself in a poaching position from a Jacynta corner after 65 minutes.

Celtic v Rangers: Women's Scottish Cup Final
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Just three minutes later, it was the Republic of Ireland international Claire O’Riordan’s turn to pounce from a difficult-to-deal-wth corner on the left flank, looping a header past the helpless Victoria Esson.

Rangers looked to have set up a blockbuster finish to the match when youngster Laura Berry coolly slotted past Pamela Tajonar after springing open the Celtic defence, but VAR correctly ruled it offside.

Thankfully there was no further drama, allowing Fran Alonso’s side to savour a famous victory at the national stadium in front of thousands of spectators.

The silverware is a fine reward for a long, hard-fought season that brought the team to within seconds of their first-ever league title. They’ve put that disappointment behind them to deliver success to the club, as is expected when representing Celtic.

All three trophies, the Scottish Cup, league and league cup, have been split between Celtic, Glasgow City and Rangers this term – a fair reflection of a three-way fight for honours from the first kick of the ball.

Today, it’s the Ghirls’ turn to shine in the spotlight, and they deserve all the adulation that will be coming their way. This will be a day they never forget.

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