Glasgow City defeat Forfar in Scottish Women’s Premier League Results
The Champions continued their fine recent form with a 9-0 win over Forfar Farmington at Petershill Park with goals from Jo Love (2), Fiona Brown (2) Leanne Ross (2), Denise O’Sullivan, Eilish McSorley and Abbi Grant.
City got off to the perfect start as Denise O’Sullivan headed home a Fiona Brown cross with just 3 minutes on the clock.
Leanne Ross made it 2-0 on 17 minutes as she pounced on a loose ball after Fiona McNicoll in the Forfar goal expertly saved an Eilish McSorley header, but could do nothing to prevent Ross following up from close range.
Two minutes later Jo Love curled a great effort into the top corner from the edge of the box and it was more bad news for the away side as McNicoll got injured attempting to save Love’s effort and had to be stretchered off and replaced by Leoni Simpson.
Great play by Fiona Brown down the left hand side, saw the City attacker beat the full back before sending an inviting cross into the box to O’Sullivan on 20 minutes. The Republic of Ireland player’s header came back off the bar, Ross collected, set up Love and the City and Scotland midfielder fired another cracker into the corner to make it 4-0 to the home side.
Fiona Brown knocked home number five for City converting a deep Leanne Crichton cross two minutes before the break.
Brown was back on the scoresheet ten minutes into the second half firing an O’Sullivan pass into the back of the net after Ross cleverly stepped over the ball.
Eilish McSorley netted number seven with a thunderbolt into the back of the net from 30 yards and Leanne Ross get her second and City’s eighth of the match converting a Fiona Brown cross on 75 minutes.
Abbi Grant finished off an excellent day for the home side with goal number nine in the last ten minutes.
Commenting on the win, City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black said, “We are very happy to get the three points. We knew that Forfar had a young team out and they would be full of energy and enthusiasm and we had to make sure we played with our heads today. I was glad we got the breakthrough early on and at times I felt we played some really good football. The injury and resultant break in play didn’t help the game and we are glad to hear that Fiona McNicoll is recovering. Full credit to Forfar, they battled 90 minutes and in all honesty their League season won’t depend on games like today.”
SWPL Results Round-Up
Glasgow City 9-0 Forfar Farmington
Buchan 0-10 Rangers
Hamilton Accies 3-2 Inverness
Hibernian 4-0 Hutchison Vale
Queens Park 0-5 Aberdeen
Celtic 1 – 0 Spartans
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