Video: Remarkable Sunday Celtic moment as outfield captain fills in for goalkeeper

By John McGinley

March 13, 2022

There was a remarkable moment during today’s Celtic FC Women match against Glasgow City when captain Kelly Clark was forced to pull on the goalkeeper’s jersey despite being an outfield player.

Third-choice goalkeeper Anna Vincenti suffered an injury when bravely denying City player Priscila Chinchilla, with no available goalkeeping substitutes on the bench due to other injuries in the squad.

Leader Clark didn’t hesitate to fill in, taking the gloves and responsibility between the sticks for the afternoon.

Sadly, City would go on to score two goals on the afternoon, with Celtic only managing one in reply, ending any hopes for Fran Alonso’s side to qualify for Europe next season.

Celtic currently sit third in SWPL1, well adrift of Rangers and City, with the former also holding games in hand.

While there have been good results in the cups this season, it hasn’t been a good one for Celtic’s league form, with serious work needing to be done before the start of the next campaign.

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Still, it’s great to see the iconic leadership skills of Clark again come to the fore. She’s long been a favourite with supporters and moments like this are why.

Having already won the League Cup this season, Celtic will be looking to push for Scottish Cup success too. They’ve already knocked out rivals Rangers and a quarter-final against Aberdeen is on the horizon early next month.

Glasgow City and Hibernian remain in the competition, so it won’t be easy to win but a cup double would certainly ease the pain of the SWPL1 difficulties.

In other news, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou puts trust in “smart performer” Nir Bitton.