Hoops hit magnificent seven against Aberdeen…


Aberdeen 0

Celtic 7
(Littlejohn 11, Mulvey 18, 67, Howat 35, 39, Poucel 62, Ross 83)

Celtic produced a scintillating display to take all three points at Aberdeen with a 7-0 victory. The Hoops started sharply and even within the first 30 seconds Suzanne Mulvey closed down a pass-back that nearly ended in the net.

With both Kirsty Howat and Natalie Ross having good attempts at goal in the fifth minute, Celtic showed real intent and deserved to take the lead after 11 minutes through Ruesha Littlejohn after she drove at the Aberdeen defence on the left-hand side and fired the ball into the net from a tight angle.

The Hoops continued their dominance and doubled their lead soon after when Georgie Rafferty’s corner was headed down by Jaclyn Poucel for Mulvey flick the ball into the net.

Aberdeen tried to find a way back into the game but with little luck as Celtic continued to defend well when needed. Megan Cunningham in the Celtic goal had very little to do as Aberdeen found it difficult to get past the Celtic rearguard.

And the Hoops completed an impressive first-half by scoring two further goals, the first coming 10 minutes before the break when a quick free-kick by Rafferty to Howat saw her fire a terrific strike into the top corner from 30 yards. And Howat then scored from the best move of the game after a lovely flowing sequence in which Littlejohn finally slipped the ball through for Howat to smash the ball into the net.

Aberdeen started the second-half in a more positive manner, but Megan Cunningham dealt comfortably with anything that came near her goal, and Celtic soon began to reassert their dominance. and goal No.5 came just after the hour mark when Poucel rose highest to power a header into the net from a Rafferty cross.

Celtic got their sixth of the game after another flowing move was completed when Rafferty again fed the ball over the top for Mulvey to go clean through and slot the ball past the goalkeeper.

The scoring was completed seven minutes from the end after another corner was volleyed into the net by the excellent Ross, to set the seal on an impressive performance from the Hoops.

CELTIC: Cunningham, Dalgliesh (Fitzsimmons), Clark, Rafferty, Poucel (Hodges), Ross, McFarlane, Crilly (Ewens), Howat (Richards), Littlejohn, Mulvey.  Unused sub: Gibson.


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