Cup joy for Bearsden footballer Joanne

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Bearsden footballer Joanne Morrison is celebrating after winning the Scottish Women’s Football League Division One Cup with Cumbernauld Colts Ladies FC.

Colts lifted the trophy at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh last week after securing a 1-0 victory over Celtic Academy.

Former Bearsden Academy pupil Joanne (25) helped the side reach the final with a stunning right-footed strike in a 3-2 semi-final win over Hibs Development.

Joanne said: “It has been the highlight of my playing career so far and we had lots of belief throughout the game.

“The team has grown up together and it was great to win with my friends.

“My dad was there and he rarely misses a game, so it was great to see his reaction.”

“It is a major achievement as the Celtic Academy have lots of talented young players.”

Joanne has been playing for Colts since the team was formed six years ago and the trophy marks the club’s first senior honour.

Manager Julie McSherry said: “We are delighted with the win on Thursday.

“Joanne has been a big part of our squad for many years and thoroughly deserves her winners medal.

“She has been immensely loyal to the team and we couldn’t be more proud of what she and they have achieved.”