SUPER TUESDAY CLIENT NEWS: WOMEN’S TITLE GLORY FOR CRICHTON AS HALEY CELEBRATES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SLOT
- Former Scotland midfield Leanne part of incredible Glasgow City charge to 14-in-a-row in SWPL
- City win crown again despite Old Firm ramping up investment in their women’s teams
- Celtic Assistant Manager helps the Hoops to qualify for Europe’s elite tournament for the first time
LEANNE CRICHTON has decorated her third spell in a Glasgow City jersey with yet another championship as the Scottish women's football giants won their FOURTEENTH title in a row.
The 33-year-old midfielder and Sport Careers Agency client was part of Scott Booth's triumphant squad who defeated Rangers 2-0 on Sunday to secure perhaps their sweetest crown yet.
Both Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic have invested significantly in their women's football set-ups over the last few years in an effort to wrest away supremacy from City in Scotland.
Yet on a dramatic final day Crichton's team held their nerve with goals from Hayley Lauder and Niamh Farrelly proving enough to dump Gers at Broadwood.
Crichton, now a respected media pundit on the BBC, called time on her international career with Scotland after 72 caps earlier this season.
Now as the curtain falls on another season she has that familiar feeling of ending it with a medal around her neck in what has been a storied career.
Leanne's boss Scott Booth confessed: "It is tough when clubs start to plough money into their squads and they obviously are in it to win it.
"They want success from the money they have spent. It ramps up the league in terms of the quality and the competitiveness and when you get that then it means you have a really tough job to go and win it."
Assistant Manager at Celtic and Leeanne's fellow Sport Careers Agency client DAVID HALEY also made a slice of history on a nerve-wracking Sunday in the SWPL.
He had gone into it knowing the Hoops had to win their game by six clear goals and hope their Glasgow rivals Rangers would spoil the final day for City.
That didn't happen and despite an 8-0 demolition of Motherwell David and his Head Coach, Spaniard Fran Alonso, had to settle for second spot that brought Champions League qualification for the first time in the club's history.
Alonso and Haley will now lead the Hoops women's side into Europe for their inaugural campaign where it matters most.
And the emotional Spanish coach said: "What an achievement! Absolutely delighted and proud of this amazing team."