Glasgow CityÔÇÖs Chloe Gilfoyle claims memories of their league cup defeat at the hands of Celtic are still fresh in players minds, despite her sides impressive three one victory over their rivals in todayÔÇÖs Scottish Cup final at Toryglen.
When asked if todayÔÇÖs victory meant her team had set the record straight, she answered, ÔÇśI wouldnÔÇÖt say it makes it better. Those defeats still hurt and itÔÇÖs still pretty fresh. It will make us more determined next yearÔÇÖ.
Glasgow produced a determined display this afternoon to see of their cross city rivals, and coach Michael McDougall was delighted with how his girls went about their business, claiming he was always confident of a win despite Celtic equalising early in the second half; ÔÇśI thought we always looked the better sideÔÇŽthere was a real team spirit today and I think we always played the better footballÔÇÖ.
Despite his sides fine performance, McDougall is under no illusions that the hard work will soon have to start all over again as City begin their preparations for the new season; ÔÇśWe never stop workingÔÇŽwe are already looking towards next season, but weÔÇÖll enjoy this with the girls, they deserve it.ÔÇÖ
Regarding CityÔÇÖs passionate support, who were in good voice throughout the final, both McDougall and Gilfoyle were equally high in their praise of the travelling fans. ÔÇśThey were absolutely incredible todayÔÇÖ said McDougall. Gilfoyle echoed her coachÔÇÖs sentiment; ÔÇśthe parents have been amazing all season, they are so supportive and we couldnÔÇÖt have done this without themÔÇÖ.
TodayÔÇÖs win for the Under 17ÔÇÖs capped a good days work for Glasgow City, who were also crowned champions of the Under 13ÔÇÖs category, and finished runners up to Central Girls in the Under 15ÔÇÖs. ÔÇśItÔÇÖs been a fantastic all round performanceÔÇÖ, added McDougall; ÔÇśnot just for our girls but for all our sides here todayÔÇÖ.
With the curtain coming down on another SWF Girls season, City can reflect on a successful year with plenty of silverware. But it seems that there is still lots to motivate them ahead of the new campaign, and if todayÔÇÖs performance is anything to go by, they will certainly be the team to beat again on the road to the final in 2016.