Women are on a winning streak

AFTER waiting until December for their first victory, newly formed Stalybridge Celtic Ladies have posted three wins in a row in division two of the Cheshire Women’s and Youth League.

Celtic’s latest success was a 2-1 at home to Frodsham Juniors Town, the team they beat for their first win as they completed a league double with goals from Becky Fox and Kerisia Webb.

They have climbed to fifth place in the seven-team division and are only six points off top spot.

“Hopefully we can push further up the table and there is no reason why we cannot finish in the top two or three,” explained manager Andrew Betts.

He pinpoints the signing of former Curzon Ashton goalkeeper Emma Burns as being pivotal as before her arrival they did not have a recognised stopper.

And Emma was recently invited to train with Celtic’s Alex Fojticek, who is on loan from Manchester United, and goalkeeping coach Phil Jackson.

“It was a great experience for Emma and shows what the club is all about,” added Betts.

Celtic are next in action on Sunday, February 2 at Sale United, one division higher, in the cup which Betts describes as being a “tough test” for his side.

They are next in action at Bower Fold against Crosfields Juniors Women on Sunday, February 9, kick off 2pm with admission free.

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