After missing last weekend through injury, Lappin was restored to the City starting eleven, but the Champions were without Republic of Ireland international Denise O’Sullivan who had to report for international duty as Ireland prepare to face Russia in World Cup qualification midweek.
It was therefore a changed side to that of recent weeks with Leanne Ross moved up front and although the home team dominated the majority of the match, Head Coach Eddie Wolecki knows his side were far from their best today.
He said, “We are happy to get the three points and another clean sheet. We tried a different formation today to see how things would work and also to allow us to get a good look at Aberdeen for next week’s Cup Semi-Final. Today was what I expected, Aberdeen to be stuffy and hard to beat. It was not a great performance from us but we managed to dig out the three points and I am happy with that.”
Leanne Ross had an effort just past the post early on in the game and from this a succession of corners followed as Aberdeen withstood some early pressure on their goal, with Lappin going particular close.
It therefore was not of great surprise when City broke the deadlock on 15 minutes. A good run by Abbi Grant down the right earned City yet another corner and a precise delivery from the set piece from Leanne Ross was all Suzanne Lappin needed as she headed past Rebecca Flaherty in the Aberdeen net for her fifth goal of the season.
City took their narrow lead into the break and Aberdeen almost equalised at the start of the second half as Fay McDonald’s effort came back off the post after an Aberdeen corner. That miss was to prove crucial as City immediately broke and despite Flaherty denying Ross with a good save at her near post, she was unable to prevent Lappin getting her second of the match as she fired into the bottom corner from City’s next attack.
Aberdeen and Glasgow City will lock horns again in only seven days time when the two sides meet in the League Cup Semi-Final, 3pm kick off at Recreation Park, Alloa.
Latest Scottish Women’s Premier League Standings
Latest Scottish Women’s Premier League Results
|Buchan||2 v 5||Spartans||Buchan – Donna Paterson, Lydia Johnstone. Spartans – Louise Mason, Katie Reilly, Sarah Ewens, Kerry Montgomery, Natasha McMahon|
|Forfar Farmington||1 v 1||Inverness City||Forfar – Caren Webster . Inverness – Sarah Main|
|Hibernian||1 v 0||Celtic||Hibs – Siobhan Hunter|
|Glasgow City||2 v 0||Aberdeen||City – Suzanne Lappin (2)|
|Queens Park||1 v 4||Rangers||QP – Valentina Mazzoni. Rangers – Megan Sneddon, Hayley Cunningham, Suzanne Mulvey, Megan Foley|
|Hamilton Academical||1 v 1||Hutchison Vale||Accies – Kirstin McGuire . Hutchie – Diana Barry|
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