#SWPL: Celtic Women aiming for three points in the capital


The Celtic Women’s team are aiming for full points this Sunday when they take on Hibernian through in the capital.

The Hoops have been on the wrong side of two close 1-0 defeats to the Edinburgh outfit this season but manager, David Haley is hopeful that his players, fresh from a free weekend, will be able to turn the tables this time around.

He said: “Sunday’s match is one we’re all looking forward to. There was no game last weekend because of the international break so everyone is relishing the prospect of a really testing return to the field against Hibs.

“They’ve had a fine season, but our two previous league games with them have been really close.

Hibs won both by the narrowest of 1-0 margins in both matches, so it will be a realistic target for our players to take the points on Sunday.”

He added: “Our aim all season has been to progress our young team and finish in the highest possible league position.

“Currently we are vying with Aberdeen for third place, so three points would be very welcome.”

Third place could be a distinct possibility if the victory on Sunday is forthcoming as the Hoops try to close the gap on the Dons, but Hibs will be aiming to return to winning ways after their recent 3-0 defeat against Aberdeen.

The match is also a dress-rehearsal for the Scottish Cup semi-final clash between Celtic and Hibs a fortnight later.

The Hoops booked their place in the last four of the competition with an impressive 7-0 victory over Motherwell, and they’ll be looking to take that form into this weekend’s league fixture.

The game, this Sunday, September 27, is at Albyn Park, Broxburn, with a 2pm kick-off.


Reported by Celtic FC