Booth frustrated with Glasgow City’s performance despite win


Glasgow City’s unbeaten run continued after a 2-0 win over Spartans in Edinburgh on Sunday thanks to first half goals from Denise O’Sullivan and an own goal from the home side.

It was a far from vintage performance from the League leaders but Head Coach Scott Booth was happy with the points and another clean sheet after only his second game in charge.

He said: “I was delighted with the win but frustrated I must say with the performance and I think the girls will be as well. It was that type of afternoon. We created lots of chances but better decision making and some more quality at the end of it would have helped us today. Credit to Spartans, they caused us our own problems early on in the game and created some good chances. We managed to come through that and controlled the game thereafter.”

City took the lead after only 20 seconds on the clock when Denise O’Sullivan finished from close range after City went on the offensive straight from kick off.

Hayley Lauder had the ball in the back of net three minutes later but her effort was ruled out for offside. Spartans enjoyed a couple of chances to get back in the game, but a good save from Lee Alexander denied Michelle Russell in the pick of their efforts to get back on level terms.

An own goal on 34 minutes secured the three points for City after Abbi Grant sent a looping effort towards the back post following a Leanne Ross corner, which the Spartans rear guard could only knock into their own net.

Thereafter City controlled the match and created a number of chances but were unable to add to their lead.

Looking ahead to next Sunday, City travel to Aberdeen in the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup with Booth knowing it will be a very difficult tie for his side.

Booth added: “We have a difficult game next week away to Aberdeen in the Cup and we miss the girls for most of the week with them being away at international camps so we only get a couple of days to prepare. Going up to Aberdeen is going to be tough so we have to be switched on and focused for that.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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