City fire four past Accies
Glasgow City continue to set the pace at the top of the Premier League with two goals in each half to run out comfortable 4-0 winners over Hamilton Accies at Glasgow Green.
City opened the scoring through centre half Eilish McSorley. A well worked short corner saw Emma Fernon deliver to the head of Rachel Corsie and she nodded down to McSorley to fire home from inside the box.
City almost went 2-0 up moments later when Emma Mitchell fired a fantastic right foot volley from the far right hand side of the box inches over the Accies goal.
On 17 minutes Mitchell did however get on the scoresheet converting a penalty after City striker Kat Lindner had jinked her way around the Accies keeper Lee Alexander, only to be brought down by Hamilton number 1 as she was about to shoot into the back of the net.
Alexander was soon however to make amends as she pulled off a number of good saves for the visitors throughout the match. In particular she held on well to two shots from City’s Jane Ross as the home side pushed for number three before the break.
Half time 2-0.
In the second period, it continued to be virtually one way traffic as Accies tried to stem the flow of City attacks. They held out well, with Alexander again in top form, but the keeper was unable to do anything about a strike from Megan Sneddon with ten minutes remaining which the Scotland and City midfielder fired into the back of the net off the keeper’s left hand post.
Goal number four for City came from substitute Ruesha Littlejohn who reacted well to another fine save from Alexander who this time had got down well to deny a strike from Lauren McMurchie after good link up from Lindner.
City almost made it 5-0 with the move of the match in the dying moments of the game. A one two at the edge of the box involving Jane Ross and Lindner saw the German striker slide the ball into the path of McMurchie, but her powerful strike was miraculously tipped over the bar by Alexander.
Commenting on the match, Head Coach Eddie Wolecki said, “We controlled the match throughout, creating numerous chances and I am delighted with the 4-0 win. The girls have worked hard to keep another clean sheet and to maintain a good level of performance particular after we had a few disruptions in our normal training regime due to injuries and internationals.”
Pictures by Glasgow City Club Photographer Lorraine Hll. For a full picture report from the match, please visit our photos section of our website.