City does the dozen

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GLASGOW City continue to set the pace in the SWPL after a resounding 12-0 win over newly-promoted Kilwinning.

Six goals in each half was enough to give City the win, much to the delight of City boss Eddie Wolecki Black. He said, “We are very happy with the performance as we have maybe been guilty this season of only playing for a half but I think we are beginning to get 90 minutes out of the team.

This was shown by the fact that City managed to score six goals in each half.

The goals were also spread about the team. Lauren Ray made her debut from the Development team - she has come through the youth ranks for a number of years.

City got off to a quick start with Suzanne Lappin finding the net within two minutes. Lappin went on to score four first-half goals and two penalty conversions by Leanne Ross, a double by Lisa Robertson and strikes from Danni Pagliarlulo, Nicky Docherty, Jo Love and Leanne Crichton sealed a very comfortable win for the reigning Champions.

Lappin’s first goal of the game came with a trade mark header from a Leanne Ross corner. Less than 60 seconds later, City’s all time top goalscorer doubled her side’s lead as she side footed into the corner of the net after Ruesha Littlejohn set her up from a Nicky Docherty cross.

City’s third came from the penalty spot with Leanne Ross converting form the spot after Nicky Docherty was adjudged to have been brought down in the box.

Some sharp passing from the visitors created number four and in turn gave Lappin her hat-trick as she converted a fine City move.

Lappin’s fouth goal of the game and her side’s fifth came on 37 minutes as Nicky Docherty delivered a fine cross into the Kilwinning box to meet the run of Lappin who headed past McGregor in the Kilwinning nets.

Littlejohn and Jo Love both hit the cross bar before City made it 6-0 when centre half Danni Pagliarulo turned home a Leanne Ross corner kick at the near post.

Eight minutes after the restart, Lisa Robertson made it 7-0 as she diverted a Pagliarulo shot into the back of the net. Jo Love was felled in the box on 56 minutes giving Ross the opportunity to net from the spot once more, which the City and Scotland star duly did to score her second of the match.

Leanne Crichton finished from close range to make it 9-0 and an outstanding Love effort with the outside of her right foot from just inside the box, made it 10-0 to the visitors.
Some good play from Nicky Docherty saw her create and finish a good move as she fired into the bottom corner to score City’s eleventh.

The final goal of the game came with four minutes of normal time remaining as substitute Suzanne Malone burst past the Kiwlinning defence to release Robertson who fired past the outrushing McGregor to make the final score, Kilwinning 0 – 12 Glasgow City.

City’s next match is on Thursday evening, when they face Forfar in the Premier League Cup Semi-Final at Keirs Park, Hill of Beath. Kick off 7.30pm.