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  • Celtic women’s side hit Aberdeen for six

    Celtic women’s side hit Aberdeen for six

    By: Newsroom Staff on 02 Oct, 2017 12:34

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    Sunday, October 1, 2017

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     Celtic 6

    (Ewens 3, Littlejohn, Howat, Ross)

     Aberdeen 0

    CELTIC defeated Aberdeen to consolidate their position in the league with a hat-trick from Sarah Ewens and a goal each from Ruesha Littlejohn, Kirsty Howat and Natalie Ross sealing a 6-0 win.

    Celtic quickly took a grip on the match and early attempts at goal from Howat, Littlejohn and Ewens were the result of good build-up moves. But it took until the 28th minute before the Hoops got the opener.

    Littlejohn pounced on a loose ball just outside the Dons penalty area and waltzed her way past the goalkeeper before rolling the ball into the net. Four minutes later, it was 2-0 when Ewens knocked in a Cheryl McCulloch header from point-blank range.

    Celtic were dominating the game, although goalkeeper, Kiera Gibson produced a superb save on 36 minutes to tip a long-range shot over the bar. And the Hoops made it 3-0 before the break when a fine move involving Ross and Napier resulted in an opportunity for Howat who confidently finished inside the six-yard box.

    Into the second-half, and Celtic extended their lead. A thunderous header by Courtney Whyte following a Howat corner brought an outstanding block by the keeper but it went straight to Ross, whose header made it 4-0.

    Sarah Ewens, in fine form over the past few games, scored her second of the afternoon when she met a Heather Richards cross inside the six-yard box, and her hat-trick was completed only minutes later with a confidently-executed shot.

    Aberdeen hit the post late on but couldn’t get a consolation goal, while Stephanie Knox came on late in the game for Celtic, in what was her first competitive appearance since May 2016, following a long injury lay-off.

    CELTIC: Gibson, Middleton (Rafferty), Whyte, McCulloch (Fulton), Napier (Knox), Clark, Ewens, Ross (Fitzsimmons), Richards, Howat, Littlejohn.

    Sub not used: M Cunningham

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