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Academy :: Girls

 

 

Tuesday, April 15

 

 

WEEKEND GAMES

 

Scottish Women's Premier League Cup
Quarterfinal
Sunday 13 April 2014
Celtic 4 Hamilton Academical 0
at Barrowfield
Fleeting 55, 66, 73, 85

Following their recent disappointment in the League, Celtic's Women bounced back to form with a 4-0 win over Hamilton Academical in the Premier League Cup. After a first half when the wind, rain and sleet managed to defeat both sides, the Hoops struck a seam of fine form in the second period under clearing skies. Celtic striker Julie Fleeting demonstrated that her reputation as a prolific goalscorer is well merited with four expertly-taken goals.

 

Celtic opened brightly, and within minutes a skilfully executed overhead shot from Fleeting brought out the best in Accies' keeper Cunningham who clawed the ball clear with her fingertips. The remainder of the first forty-five minutes was played largely between the penalty areas with neither side seriously testing the goalkeepers. There were occasional corner-kicks for each side but the defences dealt efficiently with these.

 

Celtic full-backs Brownlie and Heuchan showed a willingness to get forward but the service to them was not quick enough, and they were able to be closed down quickly. The Hoops' midfield showed their usual energy and commitment, but were unable to play forward passes which allowed the strikers space.

 

A result of this was Fleeting having to play deep to become involved, and also Harrison drifting to the right wing to try to make herself available. The half ended in a frustrating stalemate.

 

Chloe Arthur was brought on for Celtic at the start of the second half. Her introduction brought experience and tenacity in the challenge which had been absent earlier. This, coupled with Abi Harrison being deployed in midfield, transformed the nature of the game. Both these players, products of the Celtic Girls' Academy, brought vibrancy and ability to pick a pass which had been lacking earlier.

 

Harrison was particularly prominent throughout the second period with clever, pacy runs and astute passes for Fleeting to run onto. It was one such run and pass which allowed Fleeting to open her account ten minutes into the half, when she finished expertly when one-on-one with the keeper. Fleeting's second came on 66 minutes this time rounding the keeper after another Harrison pinpoint pass through Accies' defence.

 

Harrison was once more the provider for Fleeting's hat-trick goal, firing in a dangerous corner kick which was headed forcefully past several defenders on the goal-line. The scoring was completed with five minutes left when the Hoops' striker scored her fourth, again from close in.

 

It was a well-merited win in the end, with Fay in the Celtic goal having an untroubled second half. The half-time changes had made all the difference. It would be difficult to single out a player of the match, with significant contributions being made by Arthur, Harrison and Fleeting. Also, Georgie Rafferty put in an excellent last thirty minutes at right back, substituting for Brownlie.

 

Manager David Haley said: "We are all happy to be in the next round of the League Cup. That is always the objective in the cup competitions.

 

"We didn't start in the manner that I'd hoped for but maybe having a fortnight since our last competitive game and so many players away on international duty had an influence on that. We performed well in the second half and started to play the type of football that we are capable of. We managed to create a number of chances and it was pleasing to see a significant improvement in the style of play from the previous game.

 

"The next game, against Spartans on Sunday, is one the players are looking forward to already, and hopefully with everyone back at training for the full week, we will be able to prepare for what will be a difficult game."

 

Celtic: Fay, Brownlie (Rafferty 61), Jones, Heuchan (O'Neill 79), Craig, Clark, Richards (Johansson 70), Sinclair (Arthur 45), Fleeting, Harrison, Jansson . Sub not used: Logan.

 

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17s League Cup
Round 2
Sunday 13 April 2014

Glasgow Girls 2 Celtic 17s 5
at Greenfield Football Centre
De Young 2
Steel
Cavanagh
Molley

 

The game started in a frantic manner as expected, but it didn't take long for Celtic to show composure on the ball and dominate possession. An excellent turn and through-ball by Sweeney put Lauren Steel in on goal on the left-hand side. Her pace took it beyond the defender and she fired into the bottom corner of the goal to give Celtic the lead. A break in play followed with Caitlin Kelly going off with a suspected broken nose after a collision. Monica Harty filled in alongside the influential Fitzsimmons and it wasn't long after that the Hoops made it 2-0. Sophie Sweeney was again the provider with a through-ball for Cavanagh who made sure when in on goal, firing into the top right corner of the net. The girls created a few more chances with Sweeney, Cavanagh and Molley all going close to adding to Celtic's lead.

 

Half time 2-0. The Hoops started the second half in a similar manner to the end of the first, eager to find a third goal. Despite having a few opportunities to do so – including a Fenney strike hitting the post – did not come until 25 minutes remained. Joanne Rae did well to turn and win a free-kick on the edge of the Glasgow Girls' box and Darcy Molley hit the resulting free kick into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

 

Glasgow Girls pulled one back after a forward was put in on goal to make it 3-1. Rachel De Young came on with 20 minutes remaining and scored immediately. Cavanagh got behind the Glasgow Girls' defence and played a pass across goal for De Young to tap home. Glasgow Girls scored again to make it 4-2. Darcy Molley later went forward well to hit an effort from just outside the box which De Young headed home from close range. Attempts from Steel, Fenney, Calvert and Dalgliesh almost added to Celtic's lead but it remained 5-2.

 

Coach Piero Carrino: The team coped well in very difficult conditions to make it into the next round of the League Cup. We are pleased with the way they conducted themselves in in this match and they stuck to the principles of playing football in the 'right' way. At times we had to show a bit of fight and I was pleased that we managed to do this also. We could have made it easier for ourselves by converting more of the opportunities we had, but overall we are pleased with the result and performance. The players will work on areas we need to improve on and take it into Sunday's game with Hamilton Academical.

 

Celtic 17s: McMahon, Kelly, Fitzsimmons, Morton, Molley, Dalgliesh, Fenney, Sweeney (C), Steel, Cavanagh, Rae. Subs: Mackenzie, Harty, Calvert, De Young, Macmillan.

 

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11s Challenge Match
Saturday 12 April 2014
Rangers 11s v Celtic 11s

at Toryglen Regional Football Centre

 

Coach David Shaw: "This was a disappointing day for Celtic 11s, but one that all the girls will learn from. Every now and then teams have off-days and now the challenge for the team is to learn from the game and move on to focus on the next fixture. We will continue our hard work in training and look forward to our next league match."

 

Celtic 11s: C Redmond, A Connor, J Menzies, G Crooks, A Robertson, M Crooks, D Tobin, S Liddell, E Miller.

 


 

GIRLS' SCOTTISH CUPS

 

17s Scottish Cup Round One
Sunday 27 April 2014
Glasgow Girls v Celtic 17s

 

15s Scottish Cup Round One
Saturday 26 April 2014
Celtic 15s: bye

 

13s Scottish Cup Round One
Saturday 26 April 2014
Glasgow City Black v Celtic 13s
Bonnyrigg Rose FC Girls c Celtic 12s
Tullibody v Celtic 11s

 

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GIRLS' LEAGUE CUPS

 

15s League Cup
Round 2
Saturday 10 May 2014
Celtic 15s v Rangers

Milton
Kick-Off 12 noon
Pending

 

13s League Cup Quarterfinals
Saturday 10 May 2014
Celtic 13s v Rangers

Celtic 12s v Glasgow Girls
Gleniffer Thistle or Pollok United v Celtic 11s

 


 

THIS WEEK'S GAMES

 

Senior Challenge Match
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Celtic XI v University of Strathclyde Women

Barrowfield
Kick-Off 8.30 pm
Confirmed
SFA permit number: 23011486

 

Scottish Women's Premier League
Sunday 20 April 2014
Celtic v Spartans

Lennoxtown
Kick-Off 4 pm
Pending

 

Scottish Women's Football League Division One
Sunday 20 April 2014
Glasgow Girls v Celtic 20s

Pending

 

17s League
Sunday 20 April 2014
Celtic 17s v Hamilton Academical

Toryglen
Kick-Off 4 pm
Outdoors astro
Pending

 

15s League
Saturday 19 April 2014
Celtic 15s v Rangers 15s

Milton
Kick-Off 12 noon
Pending

 

West 13s League
Saturday 19 April 2014
Celtic 11s v Glasgow City

Greenfield Football Centre
Kick-Off 10 am
Grass
Pending

 


 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

Congratulations to Chelsea McKay and Simone McMahon who have been selected for the Scotland U17s squad.

 

UDnder-17 Challenge Matches
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Ainslie Park
Edinburgh
Kick-Off 7 pm

 

Friday 18 April 2014
Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Ainslie Park

Edinburgh
Kick-Off 12.30 pm

 

UEFA U18 Tournament, Faroe Islands

 

Haylie Crosbie, Autumn Farrell, Abigail Harrison, Chloe Logan, Rachael O'Neill, Georgie Rafferty and Hayley Sinclair have been selected for this squad.

 

Wednesday 23 April
Iceland v Scotland

Kick-Off 10 am

 

Thursday 24 April
Scotland v Faroe Islands

Kick-Off 10 am

 


 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Scottish Women’s Premier League
Sunday 27 April 2014
Celtic v Buchan
Barrowfield
Kick-Off 4 pm
Pending

 

Scottish Women's Premier League
Sunday 4 May 2014
Hibernian v Celtic

Albyn Park
Broxburn
Kick-Off 2 pm
Pending

 

Scottish Women's Premier League
Sunday 18 May 2014
Celtic v Queen's Park

Barrowfield
Kick-Off 4 pm
Pending

 

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Scottish Women’s Football League Division One
Sunday 27 April 2014
Hibernian Development v Celtic 20s

Pending

 

Scottish Women's Football League Division One
Sunday 11 May 2014
Celtic 20s v Hearts

Pending

 

Scottish Women's Premier League
Friday 23 May 2014
Celtic v Buchan

John Cumming Stadium
Hamilton
Kick-Off 8 pm
Pending

 

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17s Scottish Cup Round One
Sunday 27 April 2014
Glasgow Girls v Celtic 17s
Pending

 

17s League
Sunday 4 May 2014
Rangers v Celtic 17s
Pending

 

17s League
Sunday 1 June 2014
Hibernian 17s v Celtic 17s
Pending

 

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1D5s League
Saturday 3 May 2014
Glasgow City v Celtic 15s

Pending

 

15s League Cup
Round 2
Saturday 10 May 2014
Celtic 15s v Rangers
Milton
Kick-Off 12 noon
Pending

 

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13s Scottish Cup Round One
Saturday 26 April 2014
Glasgow City Black v Celtic 13s

Pending

 

West-Central 13s League
Saturday 3 May 2014
Hamilton Academical Red v Celtic 13s

Pending

 

13s League Cup Quarterfinals
Saturday 10 May 2014
Celtic 13s v Rangers

Pending

 

West-Central 13s League
Saturday 24 May 2014
Celtic 13s v Rangers 13s

Pending

 

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13s Scottish Cup Round One
Saturday 26 April 2014
Bonnyrigg Rose FC Girls v Celtic 12s

Pending

 

West-Central 13s League
Saturday 3 May 2014
Glasgow City Black v Celtic 12s

 

13s League Cup Quarterfinals
Saturday 10 May 2014
Celtic 12s v Glasgow Girls

Pending

 

West-Central 13s League
Saturday 24 May 2014
Celtic 12s v Glasgow City Orange

Pending

 

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Scottish Cup Round One
Saturday 26 April 2014
Tullibody v Celtic 11s

Pending

 

West 13s League
Saturday 3 May 2014
Gleniffer Thistle v Celtic 11s

Pending

 

13s League Cup Quarterfinals
Saturday 10 May 2014
Glennifer Thistle or Pollok United v Celtic 11s

Pending


 

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