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#SWFL1 QF League Cup: Celtic Academy v Westerlands

The teams met half a month prior on the opening day of the season, bringing about a 2-2 draw. Westerlands were undefeated so far this season, while Celtic Academy has been developing in certainty every week.

Celtic began at a high beat and from the opening minutes had the more noteworthy ownership, compelling Westerlands to sit-in and attempt to baffle them. Celtic played a considerable measure of the opening time frame in the Westerlands half with full-backs McGonigle and Bonner pushing on in support of the Bands while assaulting.

Decent play in the midfield region gave a few chances to Callaghan and Cairney in Westerlands' punishment range however their goalkeeper managed serenely with both. Celtic kept on squeezing and push Westerlands back and a long-run shot from Molloy from the midfield went barely wide, while a Cairney volley from simply outside the 6-yard box taking after a corner found the side netting.

Westerlands started to recoup and Celtic battled with the away team's development play. Westerlands could play out from the again into midfield yet Molloy and Fulton kept on separating the assaults and begin counterattacks.

The best shots tumbled to each team in the last couple of minutes of the main half. Westerlands had a shot from quite recently outside the zone avoided imperceptibly wide. At that point, from the subsequent corner, Bonner caught a short go at the edge of the punishment zone and set Cairney on her way with a determined go in behind the Westerlands guard. Cairney played a very much weighted go into the way of Molley who struck a spotless shot, despite the fact that a guard made a last-discard handle to remove it.

There was no score at half-time, with Celtic having had a greater amount of the ownership and the better of the open doors.

Celtic proceeded in the second half with a greater amount of the ownership however Westerlands additionally played some pleasant football yet never showed signs of improvement of Nagle or Boyce in the Loops back line.

A goal seemed to accompany Connor, Cairney and Molley proceeding to bring about Westerlands issues with their pace. The opening goal came after some decent passing groupings from ideal to left. Full-back Bonner picked up ownership and played a lobbed, corner to corner ball into the punishment territory. The conveyance got out the goalkeeper and settled in the highest point of the net.

Taking after the goal, Westerlands began to open up and started to make their very own few odds yet goalkeeper Baillie managed easily with shots from separation. Celtic dependably looked perilous on the counterattack as Westerlands looked for the equalizer.

A long ball from Celtic over the top permitted substitute Frew to chase yet the recouping safeguard cut her heels bringing about a Celtic punishment. Stewart ventured up and smoothly opened the ball into the base corner to make it 2-0.

With actually the last kick of the ball, Westerlands scored a very much worked goal, yet the last shriek sounded straight after and Celtic advanced to the following round of the League Cup.

The elimination round draw will be made in the not so distant future with Cumbernauld Colts, Renfrew and Hibernian likewise in the cap.

Mentor Edward Gallagher: "The team was incredible and truly put on an execution at Lennoxtown. We had drawn with Westerlands toward the begin of the season and the distinction in the team from that point to now is a genuine credit to the work they've put in at training and their longing to make strides.

"Each player stood her ground against the accomplished Westerlands players and a portion of the football played was a delight to watch.

"We anticipate the following round of the League Cup, yet now return to training and begin to get ready for FC Kilmarnock in the league this end of the week."

Celtic Academy: Baillie, McGonigle (Watson), Nagle, Boyce, Bonner, Molloy (Stewart), Fulton, Molley (Frew), Callaghan, Connor (Boyes), Cairney (Millar)

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