by Laura Montgomery photos; Lorraine Hill
It was business as usual on Sunday 24 October at Glasgow Green, in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, when Glasgow City crushed Hibernian 6-0, to move 3 points clear at the top of the table with just 2 weeks of the season remaining.
Within the first minute of the match the home team scored, Katharina Lindner smashing a goal home at the back post.
20 minutes later Sue Lappin sent a header across the face of the goal and Lindner was first to react in the crowded box, sweeping in her and City’s 2nd.
The second half was more of the same from City who increased their lead on 51 minutes. This time it was Ruesha Littlejohn’s goal, meeting Emma Fernon’s cross with a fantastic glancing header across into the bottom corner of the net.
8 minutes later and Littlejohn doubled her tally with an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box following samba-esque trickery from.
The fifth goal came from Rachel Corsie who had remained up the park following a corner and when a ball found Sue Lappin in the box she squared for the centre back to slot home with ease.
With 6 minutes left, the scoring was complete, after Emma McCulley upended Ruesha Littlejohn in the box. Up stepped Leanne Ross to fire home the resultant penalty for her 52nd goal of this campaign and round off a great day for the home team.
Manager Peter Caulfield was full of praise for the team after the game and said:“ We were quick to move the ball and set a very high tempo for the match right from kick off. There was a real incisiveness about our play today and we saw the real quality of Glasgow City in this match.”
By Lorraine Hill
Glasgow City continue to look in good shape for the restart of the women’s football season following an 8-0 win over English Premier side Blackburn Rovers.
After travelling down to Blackburn, City played a full ninety minutes, finishing 6-0.