City Girls impossible to catch

Glasgow City Girls effectively won the Second Division title this evening, with a 6-1 win over third placed Troon at Glasgow Green.

City now sit six points clear and have a game in hand over nearest rivals Maryhill. It would now take City to lose all three of their final matches and see Maryhill overturn a 43 goal difference for City not to be crowned Second Division West and South West Champions in their first ever season.

City's young reserve side have had a fantastic debut year, however things were not going entirely to plan in the first half against Troon tonight. Playing against a strong wind and the sun, City struggled to create many chances and fell behind on 25 minutes from an excellent strike from 20 yards out from the visitors.

The home side managed to get themselves back into the game with a timely equaliser just on the stroke of half time. A long throw from Eilish McSorley was met well by Ciara Barnes and she saw her backward header ghost into the far corner of the Troon net.

Half time 1-1.

After some stern words at half time and now with the wind and sun in their favour, City were a different side in the second half. A hand ball in the Troon box gave City a penalty which Captain Laura Murray calmly stroked home to give her side the lead.

Striker Caron Campbell made it 3-1 cutting in from the left hand side to hit a great strike into the top corner. Fellow striker Lyndsey Anderson, an excellent recent signing for City, then put the game beyond the visitors, side footing home after a good cut-back from Mel Stirling.

Barnes then got her second of the evening to make it 5-1, with another header, this time at the back post.

Campbell then also got a brace, finishing off yet another fine run and cross from Mel Stirling.

Head Coach Eddie Wolecki, commented on the Girls performance. He said, “The first half was perhaps one to forget, but the Girls were fantastic in the second half. Their shape is getting much better and it is good to see they have been listening to the coaches. What they have achieved this season is remarkable and although the League looks won, I hope they continue their form right to the last game.”

 

12.05.09