As the Celtic women welcomed Dundee United to the Excelsior Stadium, it was Fran Alonso’s ladies who came out on top with an amazing seven goal thriller.
It didn’t take long for Alonso’s side to get the game going as it was on the third minute that Clarissa Larisey struck it home for the opening goal of the game.
Celtic had to wait till the 20th minute for there second and it was Shen, who got her first of many and struck the ball in after a low cross at the back post from Amy Gallacher, who then got her self a goal four minutes later, giving the hoops their third goal of the evening , giving them a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half.
Shen got her second goal of the evening shortly before the hour mark after hitting the ball in the back of the net from Gallacher’s back heel into the area.
The next two goals for Celtic came at the 73rd and 81st minutes and it was academy graduates, Maria McAneny and Tiree Burchill who both earned their first senior goals for the club.
As the game was coming to a close, Shen bagged her third goal and Celtic’s seventh and final goal of the evening at the 91st minute mark of stoppage time
The third goal from Shen meant she got earned her first career hat-trick and was rewarded with the match ball
Overall, it was a dominant display from start to finish with Dundee United not being able to stop the quality display from the Ghirls.
The result means Celtic remain third in the league and three points behind league leaders Glasgow City.
Celtic’s next fixture is against Motherwell on the 18th December, and once again, Alonso’s side will be looking for a dominant display and remain closer to the top spot of the league table.