The road to Toryglen ended in defeat for Glasgow City U17s when they lost out in the SWF Youth Cup to their Rangers counterparts. The game was decided by a 30 yard free kick which was worthy of winning any cup final.
It is never easy to loose a cup final but Glasgow City certainly gave a good account of themselves and can hold their heads high, knowing they gave their all and had left nothing in the changing room.
This was echoed by their proud coach Amy McDonald. "We created a few good opportunities and on another day might have taken them. It was a real team performance today. The players worked hard for each other and showed a real team spirit."
This was no more obvious as she chuckled that their goalkeeper for the fina was actually a centre half. "I was impressed by the way the team pulled together in the final. It's testament to the team and the journey they have had this season. Even though we couldn't finish the season as Scottish champions, it was a fitting end to their season, to be in the final here at Toryglen.
"It's disappointing to lose to a goal from a set piece, but it was a very well taken free kick."
Getting to a final in itself is an achievement and that fact should never be overlooked and this was not lost on Amy. "I'm very proud of the players. From a coaches point of view they gave everything that was asked of them from a tactical side, the formation and every one of them that took to the field today did everything to the best of their ability. They just need to dust themselves down and move on."
So what next for this very capable Glasgow City side? "The players must continue to develop and compete. It's also important that they try to replicate the success that the first team have achieved. That doesn't stop at this age level, but right through the youth system at the club."
Although missing out on the trophy, Glasgow City will reflect over the next few days on what they achieved in reaching the final and in the season overall. They should feel that they have done their coaches, but more importantly themselves, proud.
The last word goes to Amy. "We feel positive going forward. Many of the girls have a very bright future in the game and that can only be positive for Glasgow City as a club and for Scottish womens football as a whole."