Celtic create more Scottish football history as Hoops celebrate double championship

Celtic captain Kelly Clark lifts the SWPL title
Celtic captain Kelly Clark lifts the SWPL title -Credit:SNS Group

Celtic have created Scottish football history by becoming the first club to win both the men's and women's league titles.

Brendan Rodgers' side yesterday lifted their 54th title as the Hoops celebrated three-in-a-row by finishing the campaign eight points ahead of Rangers. The Parkhead side are now just one title away from equalling Gers' Scottish record of 55 top-flight titles and can also match the Ibrox club's trophy haul of 118 if they beat their Glasgow rivals in next Saturday's Scottish Cup Final.

And there was cause for double celebration this weekend as the women's team also pulled off a stunning late win over Hibs to beat Rangers to their first-ever SWPL title. The Hoops required a victory over the Hibees at Parkhead to get their hands on a maiden league championship but had to wait until the 90-minute before Amy Gallacher netted the title-winning goal to break Rangers' hearts.

The Ibrox club thrashed Partick Thistle 4-0 at Broadwood and were seconds away from a second league title before Gallacher struck in the dying minutes to spark wild celebrations at the end. It was a heartbreaking end to the league campaign for Jo Potter's side who finished level on 82 points with their Old Firm rivals, losing the title on goal difference.

Like Philippe Clement's team, Gers can still sign off the campaign with a domestic Double if they beat Hearts in next Sunday's SWF Scottish Cup, having already lifted the Sky Sports Cup in March.