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Celtic and Glasgow City reach Final
This season’s Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup Final will be between Celtic and Glasgow City after both sides came through well contested semi finals on Sunday.
First up in the double header at Falkirk, Celtic took on Hearts who went into the game with an extra incentive with the news that the Final will be held at Tynecastle Park.
Celtic found it difficult to break down a resilient Hearts side which stood firm under pressure, and goalkeeper Charlotte Parker-
Normal time could not produce a winner, and the pattern continued in the first period of extra time, but early in the second period, Hearts’ resistance was broken as Charlie Wellings made the breakthrough, slotting home after a cut back by Mengyu Shen.
Before Hearts could recover, a deflected cross into the area was latched onto by Wellings, who duly slid her shot past Parker-
Glasgow City played Partick Thistle in the second semi final and got off to a flying start, as a corner was deflected into her own net by a Thistle defender. Thistle’s response was a quick one, also from a corner as Cheryl McCulloch rose highest at the far post to power home a header.
Another corner led to City going back in front just eight minutes later; the initial kick was half cleared but returned across goal by Vital Kats and Lauren Davidson was on hand to score from close range.
Clare Shine and Priscilla Chinchilla both had efforts saved for City, whilst Rachel Donaldson shot wide at the other end. City held on to their one-