Celtic Women: Hibernian preview

It’s back to league duty for Celtic Women on Sunday and a home game against 5th placed Hibernian.  The Ghirls have been in excellent form of late, winning their last four games in all competitions, including two against Glasgow City.

With 6 games left to play, Celtic have cut the deficit at the top of the table to two points and, once again, have the destiny of the title in their own hands.  Win all 6 remaining fixtures and a maiden league title will sit in the Celtic Park trophy cabinet.

Celtic have already beaten Sunday’s opponents twice this season, 9-0 at home and 2-0 in Edinburgh.  However, with the added pressure of each passing game mounting, there is no such thing as an easy game at this stage of the season.

Getting the job done

American defender Hanna Kerner had the media duties this week and made a point of highlighting the importance of getting the job done against Hibs.

“Every three points is just as important as the next, and we have to take care of business.” she said, adding “It’s going to take everything that we have and every player that we have.”

Last week’s Cup win against Glasgow City, will have been a major confidence booster for the Ghirls going into the business end of the season. The spirited and determined nature of the performance proving that they can dig deep to grind out the big results as well as being able to blow away other opponents.

Team effort

With goal scorers all over the park in the likes of Jacynta, Tash Flint, Chloe Craig, and Caitlin Hayes, Celtic will be confident of picking up another valuable three points against Hibs.

Yet, as Kerner noted “If we don’t show up and do what we can do, then we won’t get the result. So, we have to keep showing up.”

Title rivals Glasgow City visit Partick Thistle looking to put an end to a run of three straight defeats, while Rangers host Hearts.

The game against Hibs kicks off at 2pm at the Excelsior Stadium and has the challenge of competing with the men’s Glasgow Derby taking place at the same time.  If at all possible, get out and give the Ghirls your support and help them secure another big win.

ACSOM are proud patrons of the women’s team, and wish them all the best on Sunday as they continue their pursuit of a history making season. 

Kevin McCluskie

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