By Craig Edwards
It’s the final game of the 2021/22 Glasgow City season and our 42nd match of the year, it’s the Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup Final!
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.
The 2022 Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup Final takes place at Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh. It’s the second successive Scottish Cup Final appearance for City and a second appearance ever for Celtic. It is also a repeat of December’s SWPL Cup Final.
Tickets for Sunday’s final are available by clicking here. We recommend City fans to book in section S, T or R and hope to see as many as you as possible to cheer us on in the capital!
If you can’t see the match in person, you can watch the game live on BBC ALBA. Kick off is at 4.10pm.
ROUTE TO THE FINAL
City have scored 26 goals on their way to Tynecastle Park with just the one conceded. Round Three saw City drawn against SWPL2 side Queen’s Park. Six goals in the first half with doubles from Lauren Davidson and Aoife Colvill put the holders in control with second half strikes from Priscila Chinchilla, Hayley Lauder and Vital Kats secured a safe passage to the fourth round. Another home tie saw City welcome Hamilton Academical with Kerry Beattie scoring twice as City hit the Accies for six.
It was a second SWPL2 side that stood between City and a place in the semi finals with Stirling University the opponents following their delayed victory in the previous round against Falkirk.
After a goalless opening 45 in the Stirling rain, a Chinchilla hat-trick helped City book a place at the Falkirk Stadium. In the second semi final, a Mairead Fulton corner was put into their own net by a Partick Thistle player before Cheryl McCulloch equalised for the Jags. City regained the lead through Davidson’s fifth goal of the competition before Chinchilla netted with 11 minutes to go to book a place in a second successive Scottish Women’s Cup Final for Glasgow City.
Celtic have faced three SWPL1 sides on their route to Tynecastle Park. In Round Three they met Championship side Edinburgh City with Charlie Wellings netting five goals in a 12-0 victory over the capital side. A derby victory over Rangers in the fourth round saw them progress to the quarter finals where they beat Aberdeen before a double from Wellings in extra time saw them see off Hearts in the semi finals.
Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh is the host for this year’s final. It’s the second successive Scottish Women’s Cup Final to be held in Gorgie after the thrilling 2019 edition between City and Hibernian which saw both teams lead at varying points during the 90 minutes before Clare Shine scored a last minute winner to bring the Scottish Women’s Cup back into City’s possession for the first time since 2015.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS THIS SEASON
Sunday’s final will be the fifth meeting between Glasgow City and Celtic this season. The sides met in the second game of the SWPL season in Airdrie with Celtic scoring twice in the second half as the sides shared the spoils. Celtic would win the second meeting of the season at Firhill in the SWPL Cup Final in December.
February saw Ode Fulutudilu and Tyler Dodds find the net in a 2-0 victory for City under the lights at Petershill Park before Chinchilla and Shine netted in a 2-1 victory a month later.
Glasgow City are unbeaten in all competition since the beginning of February with 13 victories in the last 15 matches. This run includes two wins over Sunday’s opponents. Between the sticks, Lee Alexander and Erin Clachers have kept eight clean sheets in that time.
Celtic suffered defeat for the first time in nine games when they were beaten on the last day of the SWPL season by Rangers. Prior to that, the Glasgow side had won all eight of their previous games and only conceded twice.