Glasgow City hit ten past Kilmarnock in the SWPL League Cup


Killie produced the first real opportunity of the match, with City’s Lee Alexander forced to pull off a good save at the feet of the Killie striker on five minutes. That was to prove Killie’s only real chance of the match as City went on to dominate for the rest of the game.

Julie Melrose, making her competitive debut for City, got off to the perfect start with a goal on 14 minutes reacting first to a Leanne Ross shot which was saved and fell to the former Rangers player, to open the scoring.

Minutes later City had doubled their tally when the influential Jo Love scored from a Jane Ross cross. Love then doubled her tally scoring Coty’s third goal on 24 minutes after she was put through on goal by Leanne Ross.

On the half hour mark, Jane Ross extended City’s lead and three minutes before half time full back Ciara Barnes linked up well with Jo Love to score. A minute before the break and Melrose again found the back of the net, this time converting a Jane Ross cross from the byline.

Into the second half, City pressed Kilmarnock further and minutes after the restart Jane Ross scored with superb strike from outside the box. The Scotland international was soon on target again, this time making space for herself inside the box before finding the back of the net.

Substitute Eilish McSorley scored with a header from a City corner on 75 minutes and with ten minutes remaining, Leanne Ross rounded off the scoring to make it 10-0 to the reigning SWPL champions.

After the match Glasgow City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: “I am delighted we are through to the next round which is always the main objective. We were on a really heavy pitch today and so I was pleased with how well we moved the ball around and we scored some really good goals.

“The fact we were down to 12 fit players out of squad of 20 perhaps says it all, but it shows the strength and quality of our squad that the girls that did play today, did a really good job. Credit must go to Kilmarnock who never gave up. I felt they worked their socks off for 90 minutes and never made it easy for us.”


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Laura Montgomery

General Manager of Glasgow City FC Ladies team.

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