Reserves win opening League match


Glasgow City Reserves won their opening League match 6-2 away to Buchan last Sunday.

After last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Motherwell in the Cup, Sunday’s match was a great performance from City and an excellent three points to get the League campaign off and running.

Against Motherwell, City boasted a lot of possession but struggled to offer a real threat up front, but with some of key players back from suspension, the Buchan match was a different story.

City dominated the first half and managed to keep the ball well considering the windy conditions and opened the scoring through Linda O’Donnell. Midfielder Debbie Garment had shot well saved by the Buchan keeper but O’Donnell reacted first, slotting home from ten yards.

O’Donnell was soon on target again for her and her side’s second goal, converting a cross just inside the penalty area as the pressure mounted on the home side’s defence.

City scored again after a well worked corner, with Maria Welsh finding the back of the net. The away side’s fourth came through Laura Crossan who worked the offside trap to get on to lofted ball over the Buchan defence and converted with confidence when one on one with the keeper.

City scored goal number five this time through defender Leanne Hughes. The home side could only clear a City corner to the edge of the box which Welsh headed back into the danger area, and Hughes was on hand to hit a well taken volley into the back of the net.

Crossan was on target again for goal number six, once more converting well when faced one on one with the Buchan keeper.

City could have scored more, as the Buchan keeper had to be taken off injured, to be replaced by an outfield player, but despite creating numerous chances, City failed to capitalise.

Manager Fiona Baker was pleased with the three points. She said, “Overall I am very pleased with the performance. It was a long trip to Aberdeen and it was essential to get a good start in the match and three points on the board, which I am delighted to say the girls achieved.