Disappointment for Celtic as they miss chance to pressure SWPL title rivals

By John McGinley

October 17, 2021

Celtic FC Women have drawn 2-2 at home to Spartans this afternoon.

Victory was important for Fran Alonso’s side today, with title rivals Glasgow City and Rangers set to face each other later this afternoon. A win would have put real pressure on both teams if they draw, or whoever loses out.

However, Spartans had their own story to tell and managed to secure a point. Impressively, Celtic have now gone 20 matches without defeat in the league.

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Celtic found themselves a goal up early on through Tegan Bowie but the away side netted from Rosie McQuillan just a couple of minutes later.

McQuillan struck again from long range just before half-time, giving her side a lead to defend after the interval.

Alonso’s side dominated possession and territory in the second half, but chances were few and far between.

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However, as we know, this team fight to the very end and a last gasp goal from Charlie Wellings at least ensured the team earned something from the match.

Izzy Atkinson even had a chance to win it with the last kick of the ball but Rachael Harrison saved superbly.

The result leaves the Ghirls in second position in the league, one point behind Rangers and one point ahead of City. However, as stated, these teams have an opportunity to pick up points later.

We’ll need to see improvement from the team in the coming weeks with some massive matches ahead.

There’s a derby against Rangers in the League Cup at the end of the month, a trip to Hearts and then a huge league clash against Rangers shortly after.

Those three games are looking defining for the season and hopefully the team can bounce back from today’s action.

In other news, Class footage of Ange moment with Celtic away support at Fir Park emerges.

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