Glasgow City moved to the top of the SWPL after a resounding 10-0 win over Inverness following hat-tricks from Jo Love and Leanne Ross, a double from Fiona Brown and strikes from Denise O’Sullivan and Courtney Whyte.
City took to the field with the knowledge that a win would put them clear at the top of the SWPL after Hibernian, the only other side along with City who boasted a 100% record before today, had slumped to defeat at Rangers in an earlier kick off.
The reigning Champions responded to the task in hand immediately with Jo Love firing the Glasgow side ahead in the opening minutes. A hand ball by the Inverness defence gave City a penalty kick and Captain consistent, Leanne Ross stepped up to bury the set piece and give City a two goal advantage.
Fiona Brown made it number three finishing well at the back post following a Love cross. The forward then returned the favour as she drove to the by-line before cutting the ball back to Ross, who set up Love to finish into the top right hand corner.
Brown made it number five just before the break volleying home a Ross free kick and in turn gave the attacker her sixth goal in only three starts for her new club.
City made some changes during the second half with Abbi Grant coming on for Danica Dalziel and Courtney Whyte replacing Eilish McSorley and Grant was quickly involved in the action crossing for Denise O’Sullivan who made it 6-0 to City.
Whyte then set up Ross for her second of the match before the young defender got her own goal and her first for Glasgow City when she headed a Ross corner kick into the back of the net to make it 8-0.
Leanne Ross secured her second hat-trick in successive weeks as she volleyed a Grant cross past the despairing Inverness keeper before Jo Love then ensured she also got a claim for the match ball getting her third of the match in the closing minutes with a curling shot into the top corner to make the final score Inverness 0-10 Glasgow City.
Commenting on his side’s win, City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black said, “We knew that today was all about our attitude and focus having to be correct. Inverness have proven to be hard working and stuffy opposition for most teams in the League. We are happy that we have continued to maintain our progress as a team and I believe we are getting stronger with each passing week. On a very difficult pitch we scored some very well worked goals and kept out a dangerous side. After five games we are delighted to be leading the table.”
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|Inverness City||0 v 10||Glasgow City||City – Jo Love (3), Leanne Ross (3), Fiona Brown (2), Denise O’Sullivan, Courntey Whyte|
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