Double goal hero Sarah Ewens praises Celts’ mentality after City win


Double goal hero Sarah Ewens praises Celts mentality after City win

When Glasgow City last lost a league game back in 2016, attacker Sarah Ewens lined out for Spartans that day in their 3-0 victory that ended their previous mammoth winning run since 2014. 

Fast forward almost three and a half years later, and Celtic top scorer banged in two to resign Glasgow City to another rare loss.

Ewens made it five goals in her last three games with Celtic's second of the day and a composed finish from the one on one position at the very death. And with her brace, and the three points that have evaded the Hoops throughout the season, she couldn't express her pride and happiness enough.

"It's quite hard to put into words," she confessed.

"I'm absolutely buzzing with the result, the girls were phenomenal today and worked their socks off for everybody and I think we fully deserved that."

Her double makes her the only Celt to have scored against every team in the SWPL1 this season, and despite not having been aware of that, the club's top scorer was delighted to have notched up another record.

"I didn't actually know, I take each game as it is but it's good to score against every team. It's obviously difficult to score against City, so to add them to my tally this season is a great feeling and it's great to help my team get the victory.

"I seem to keep hitting the back of the net at the moment, so I'm just hoping I can keep that momentum going. I'm taking my chances more than I was before and it's a great feeling," she added.

In 2019 Celtic have only just lost out to their city rivals by a single goal in the previous two meetings, with the first seeing Celtic cruelly lose 2-1 after taking a 1-0 lead into the break. Football fans may raise an eyebrow at the scoreline itself, but ardent followers of the women’s game will be well aware that a victory was coming, and Ewens couldn’t praise her teammates’ mental strength enough.

"It's not a close scoreline which makes it that bit better, and it was always going to be hard against them. We knew they would come out all guns blazing in the second half and they got their goal, so then it's all about mentality. The girls kept their heads today and made sure we didn't concede that second goal. We done really well and just kept fighting.

“Obviously it's good on a personal level to beat them again. I think this season, we've came so close. In that game at Lennoxtown, I thought we really had them that day, so it was obviously disappointing. But today we just stepped up, and it was really good.

"We'll enjoy the victory tonight but we still have a job to try and finish as high as we can up the table,” she added.

Celtic play Spartans on Sunday 10 November at Ainslie Park in the SWPL1. Kick-off 1pm.

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