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Glasgow City FC 15's - Post match interview

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Glasgow City fought their way to Toryglen with the aiming of proving that they are one of the main forces in girl’s football. The team has had to thrive under extreme pressure to outlast teams like Raith Rovers and Rangers.
 
After a final which saw them lose 2-0 to an excellent Celtic side, Laura Williamson said “The girls have worked hard for this all season and I’m proud of every one of them. At the start of this season we were going from big game to big game. We’d play Rangers midweek and have Celtic on the weekend, but we still managed to come away with a result most of the time.”
 
Glasgow City came into this final knowing they had targets on their backs; the orange clad girls are looked at as the richest scalp in girls football – giving their opposition an extra incentive heading into every fixture. The club seems to be surrounded by an expectation of excellence, an expectation which players like Brogan Hay have merited time and again.
 
“The girls have thrived under that pressure brilliantly. They prepare for every game with the same intensity and discipline. It’s a really big ask for players this age not to let success get to their heads, but the girls have shown tremendous professionalism to perform consistently at their best.”
 
On a day that saw Celtic’s 13s triumph earlier in the day, the 15s keeping up the tradition came to somewhat of a shock, to this Laura replied “Every team has the potential to beat another. This Celtic team is always a threat and we’ve had some very close and exciting games against them in the past.
 
"We knew this would be a big ask and it’s disappointing to come off second best – we did brilliantly throughout this competition and I really thought we would be walking out with the cup today. But hopefully next year we will be leaving as champions as opposed to runners up.”

Darren Carrigan | YFS West Region Journalist
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