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Cup final win only half the tonic for City

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Glasgow City’s 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 today’s Scottish Cup final at Toryglen.
When asked if today’s victory meant her team had set the record straight, she answered, ‘I wouldn’t say it makes it better. Those defeats still hurt and it’s still pretty fresh. It will make us more determined next year’.
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; ‘I thought we always looked the better side…there was a real team spirit today and I think we always played the better football’.
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; ‘We never stop working…we are already looking towards next season, but we’ll enjoy this with the girls, they deserve it.’
Regarding City’s passionate support, who were in good voice throughout the final, both McDougall and Gilfoyle were equally high in their praise of the travelling fans. ‘They were absolutely incredible today’ said McDougall. Gilfoyle echoed her coach’s sentiment; ‘the parents have been amazing all season, they are so supportive and we couldn’t have done this without them’.
Today’s win for the Under 17’s capped a good days work for Glasgow City, who were also crowned champions of the Under 13’s category, and finished runners up to Central Girls in the Under 15’s. ‘It’s been a fantastic all round performance’, added McDougall; ‘not just for our girls but for all our sides here today’.
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 today’s performance is anything to go by, they will certainly be the team to beat again on the road to the final in 2016.

Matthew Sigsworth | YFS Fife Senior Reporter
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