Photo by Tommy Hughes.
Glasgow City grabbed their second successive victory since the return to Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 duty with a dominant 7-0 win against Forfar Farmington.
Scott Booth’s side didn’t waste any time in trying to draw first blood with four chances in the first three minutes. The closest of which included Mairead Fulton finding her first attempt of the game strike the crossbar whilst Arna Sif Asgrimsdottir headed a Hayley Lauder cross towards goal, however her attempt was cleared off the line by the Forfar defence.
City continued to show their ferocity in the final third but could not find the net. Lauren Perry had the woodwork to thank three times in four minutes, as attempts by Chinchilla, Fulton and Molin all bounced off the bar. Nicole Robertson also saw a spectacular diving header go narrowly wide.
Forfar struggled to utilise the pace of attacking duo London Pollard and Charlotte Gammie in the first half but finally had an opportunity to gain an advantage in the 43rd minute when a through ball aimed for Pollard was quickly gathered by Erin Clachers. The keeper quickly distributed the ball which suddenly found its way to Ode Fulutudilu in the box. The striker found Lauder who slipped a pass to Sharon Wojcik who shot past Perry to get the first goal of the game.
The hosts nearly managed to grab an immediate equaliser just before the half time whistle as Pollard managed to outpace her marker, however her shot was saved by Clachers.
Much like the first period, City looked to get a goal as soon as play resumed and in the 47th minute the lead was doubled. A cross from the right wing successfully found Fulutudilu whose looping header floated above Perry and into the net, the South African grabbing her first goal in Scotland since her move from Finnish side Aland United.
In her first start for the club, Fulutudilu grabbed her second goal just three minutes later, meeting the ball from a corner at the back post and volleying it in for 3-0.
The fourth goal of the game was scored in the 56th minute when a long ball from Jo Love found Asgrimdottir in the box, the Icelandic defender headed straight towards Robertson who successfully used her head to widen the gap further. Four minutes later it became 5-0 when a cross from the left was collected by Julia Anna Molin at the edge of the box, the Swede saw her shot hit the net, her first goal from the club.
The home side’s top scorer Donna Paterson has scored a number of eye-catching goals this campaign and she nearly found herself grabbing another 11 minutes from time. The defender hit the ball first time just off the halfway line, however the shot was just too high.
82 minutes in and City scored their sixth of the match. A pass back was poorly cleared by Perry, with the ball landed straight towards Jo Love who immediately struck from long range into the open goal.
The rout was completed in the 84th minute when Banyana Banyana-capped Fulutudilu secured her hat-trick, driving into the box from the right-hand side and smashing a shot to kill off the game.
Following Sunday’s results Glasgow City remain in second place, even on points with leaders Rangers but narrowing the goal difference to seven. Motherwell are the club’s guests at Broadwood next Sunday.
Forfar sit in sixth position, just two points behind Hibs and Spartans. Kevin McGreskin takes his side to the capital next week, where they face bottom side Hearts at Oriam.
Forfar Farmington: Perry; Ryan, Fraser (Saddler, 88), Davidson, Lindsay; Bruce (White, 57), Paterson, Cowper, Rennie (Taylor, 70); Pollard, Gammie (Kilcoyne, 46)
Glasgow City: Clachers; Molin (Ross, 78), Asgrimdottir, Van Wyk, Wyne (Foley, 78); Lauder (Love, 46), Fulton, Wojcik; Chinchilla (Davidson, 62), Fulutudilu, Robertson (Colvill,62)
Forfar Farmington Head Coach, Kevin McGreskin:
Glasgow City Head Coach, Scott Booth: