City round off in style
Glasgow City finished off a fantastic season in style today, defeating Aberdeen 5-0 before they were presented with the Premier League trophy.
Despite being crowned Champions last Sunday, City were determined to maintain their 100% home record and got off to the perfect start when Jill Paterson turned home Katharina Lindner’s cross on 5 minutes.
With four changes from the team that defeated Hibernian a week ago, the home side showed the quality of the depth in their squad as they maintained the passing fluency that has served them well for the whole of the season.
Half way through the first half, Paterson scored her second of the day when she controlled a pass from Danni Stewart and fired a low hard shot into the back of the net from just inside the penalty box. Not a bad return for a player who has played centre half, full back and forward at different points this season.
Into the second half, City pressed again and got their third of the day when Leanne Ross scored her 16th goal of the season, hitting a trade mark shot from distance, low into the keeper’s bottom left hand corner.
Aberdeen however, continued to fight hard and push for a goal of their own and City’s keeper Angie Livingston had to look smart on a couple of occasions to keep the Reds out.
With the best defensive record in the League, City were however always going to be hard to break down and inevitably got goal number four, this time through forward Katharina Lindner.
Goal number five and the celebration of the day, came from centre half Donna Shaw. A city corner found Megan Sneddon, who played it back across goals for Shaw to head in at the near post.
Today, was another good solid team performance by Glasgow City and unsurprisingly manager Peter Caulfield was delighted. He said, “I cannot praise this team enough. Defensively we have been fantastic, especially since the turn of the year, when we have lost only one goal in nine league games. On the goal scoring front, Donna’s strike and our fifth today, was our 100th League goal of the season, again, the best record in the League. All credit today to Aberdeen however. They didn’t make it easy for us and are easily one of the best passing teams in the Premier League. We will all go off now and earn a deserved couple of weeks break, but I am already looking forward to the new campaign and competing in Europe once again.”