City win over Celts

Rachel Corsie climbs highest to head home the opener.
Rachel Corsie climbs highest to head home the opener.

GLASGOW City put their Euro woes behind them at the weekend and returned to winning ways on league business.

The girls took on Celtic at home in Petershill park and ran out 2-0 winners.

Captain Rachel Corsie gave City a great start when she nodded home a Leanne Ross free kick past Celtic and Scotland number one Gemma Fay with only seven minutes on the clock.

City continued to dominate but had to wait until the second half to put the match to bed when Emma Mitchell came off the bench to grab her 26th goal of the season — and her 50th competitive goal for City.

Head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: “We knew it was going to be tough coming back from our midweek Champions League defeat.

“We don’t lose too often so we knew it would be difficult to lift the players.

“However, there is no greater incentive than to be able to virtually seal the title and be back in the UEFA Women’s Champions League again next season.

“To go in at half time only 1-0 up, was through wastefulness on our part in front of goal.

“Bringing on Emma Mitchell in the second period lifted the tempo of the game and it was significant that she secured the win as she has been instrumental in our success all season.

“Congratulations to the whole team.

“You never win a league title with 11 players, you win with a squad and everyone has played a vital part”.