Glasgow City have moved to the top of the Premier League following a 9-0 win over Aberdeen at Petershill.
City took control of the game right from the first whistle and never really looked back, which undoubtedly pleased Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black.
He said, “I am really happy. I thought our passing and movement was excellent today. I felt in Aberdeen, we have overcome a great addition to the League. They are a fit and athletic side and perhaps they were unlucky to catch on us on a day like today.
“We showed great patience and kept the ball really well and created lots of chances. The team also came through the match with no injuries which is also pleasing.
“We now wish our A squad players the best of luck against the Republic of Ireland next week and Eilish the best of luck away with the Under 19’s in Russia.”
In a great sunny day at Petershill, City thought they had got off to an explosive start when Leanne Ross had the ball in the back of the net in under 60 seconds, but the assistant blew for offside.
However, it took only a further five minutes for City to take the lead officially when a great ball from Eilish McSorley found the perfect run of Jo Love and the City midfielder lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Lauren Sangster, to put City ahead.
And Julie Melrose added to City’s lead on 26 minutes shooting into the far corner after being set up by Christie Murray.
Another couple of chances came and went for City, as Leanne Ross and Rachel Corsie went within inches of extending the home side’s lead, before Jane Ross got her second of the match and City’s third as she took on the defender on the touchline before firing a great low shot into the far bottom corner.
Jane Ross once more found the way to goal when Christie Murray fired a low ball across the six yard box which Jane Ross fired low under the keeper to make it 4-0 to City.
The City striker soon made it her third hat trick in three matches when she reacted first to Sangster’s fine save of a Rachel Corsie shot, to finish into the unguarded net and end the first half 5-0.
City were quick out the blocks in the second half with Eilish McSorley and Jo Love combining once more for another sublime goal and McSorley played the inch perfect pass to find Love’s run behind the defence, allowing the City and Scotland midfielder to control the ball before lifting it once more over Sangster.
Substitute Lisa Evans showed her impact on the game when she scored number six, getting on the end of a defence splitting pass by Emma Fernon, before slotting past the keeper into the far corner of the net.
Evans then scored again, showing her pace to get to the ball before the keeper, before taking it around Sangster to score. And another substitute, Ciara Barnes, was also on the score sheet as she hit number nine with a thumping shot from inside the box.
Glasgow City’s next match is against Kilmarnock, Sunday 8 April at Hurlford Park, kick off 1400.
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine