City secure 3 points against Forfar

Glasgow City secured another three points in the race for the SWPL title with a 3-0 victory at Forfar Farmington today.

On a very bumpy pitch at Strathmore Park and with a strong wind blowing in gusts around the stadium, the quality of City’s passing in the early stages was certainly effected, however they began to settle into the game as the half wore on and dominated throughout.

The first goal arrived on the 20 minute mark when a corner to the back post was headed back across goal by Clare Gemmell for Sue Lappin to head home past the diving Fiona McNicol in the Forfar goal. While City were now dominating possession, decent goalscoring chances were short in supply at this time until a great move up the right side of the field saw Lisa Evans beat the full back and swing in an excellent near post cross to meet the run of Jane Ross, who headed just wide.

Half Time 0-1

The second half started as the first had left off with City piling on the pressure to a Forfar defence who until this point had remained resolute. On the 51st minute that was to change as Sue Lappin, picking up the ball on the edge of the box, worked herself across the 18 yard line before feeding Leanne Ross with a delicate pass and she fired home across the keeper to the far corner of the net.

The game was now becoming one way traffic and City’s dominance was beginning to create numerous chances which were going to waste.

On the 61st minute, a well weighted pass by Eilish McSorley in behind the Forfar right full back and great perseverance and control from Lisa Evans saw her fire a cross across the Forfar box where Suzanne Lappin timed her run to meet it and shoot past the keeper for her second of the afternoon.

Despite further pressure on the Forfar goal the home side managed to survive a number of other chances which City will feel disappointed not to have converted.

Manager Peter Caulfield said after the game, “I am happy with the three points today and the effort of the players throughout. We passed the ball as well as we could on a surface which didn’t lend itself to great football. We dominated the match, outside of the first five minutes, and were worthy winners on the day. Forfar always make this a difficult place to come and are an improving side.

"We have now closed the gap on Celtic to three points and we know a victory against Kilmarnock next week will put us back top of the league as we go into the last stages of the season.”

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05.09.10