Ladies continue trophy defence with 4-1 victory

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Glasgow City continued their defence of the Scottish Cup with a 4-1 win over Aberdeen in the Granite City.

First half goals by Jo Love and Abbi Grant were added to after the break by Erin Cuthbert and Leanne Ross, before Aberdeen got a consolation strike from Captain Rachael Small.

Jo Love fired City ahead after 15 minutes heading home a Leanne Ross corner. Captain Ross had a good effort on the half volley smartly saved by Becky Flaherty in before another good move saw debutant Julie Fleeting fire over from 20 yards.

Aberdeen squandered a great chance to get back into the game after Hannah Stewart showed terrific pace down the left before sending a low cross along the 6 yard box which Rachael Small could only push wide throwing herself full length at the ball to connect.

Some 60 seconds later the away side doubled their advantage as City forward Abbi Grant hit a fantastic shot from distance which sailed over Flaherty and into the net.

After the break City continued to dominate proceedings as Love saw a snapshot go just wide of the target after another Ross corner. Erin Cuthbert, moved into a more advanced position for the second half, made it number 3, turning her marker well and shooting into the bottom corner past the outstretched palm of Flaherty.

Leanne Ross made it 4-0 with 83 minutes on the clock getting on the end of a well hit pass from O’Sullivan and coolly slotting past the Dons keeper.

However, with six minutes remaining, Scott Booth’s side was denied a clean sheet as Small headed home a consolation.