Glasgow City managed to make it 14 SWPL titles in a row after a dramatic final day of the season. The fight for the title went right to the wire as one slip-up from City could’ve ended their 13 year-long grip on the title. Two first-half goals from Hayley Lauder and Niamh Farrelly against Rangers were enough to shrug off the Parkhead outfit.
The challenge of winning the title was undoubtedly the biggest yet. Rangers and Celtic invested heavily in their quest of throwing City from the throne. Beginning this season, Rangers became a fully professional set-up. With players being full-time and having the best facilities in the league, many thought that their time had come.
Much to peoples disappointment, the experience and winning mentality in Glasgow City’s camp overseen their newly founded project. Malky Thomson’s Rangers finished third below their local rivals – Glasgow City and Celtic. A third spot finish means that Champions League football won’t be on the calendar next season for the Light Blues.
Glasgow City lift 14th SWPL title
The Hoops will be heading for Europe though after finishing second, and only three points from first. Three old firm wins this season has proved vital in Celtic’s success. Standouts for the Celts’ have been Sarah Ewens, Caitlin Hayes and Tottenham loanee, Anna Filbey.
Ewens had her own trophy to go for in the final game of the season, but Rangers’ Lizzie Arnot scooped the Golden Boot with a one-goal advantage. 16 in 21 appearances for the former Manchester United striker, means that she tops the table for goals.