Hosts remain unbeaten as Accies salvage point
Glasgow Girls and Hamilton Academical had to settle for a point after playing out an entertaining 1-1 draw in dreadful conditions on Sunday afternoon.
It was a quiet start to the match with the hosts first to go close when Lauren Grant dropped a cross before the accies defenders managed to scramble the ball clear.
Just before the half-hour mark, however, Glasgow Girls did open the scoring. Accies didn’t manage to clear their lines properly, allowing Chloe Docherty to send the ball into the corner of the net with a great strike.
Shannon Mulligan should have doubled the lead at the end of the half when Grant once more lost control of the ball, but the forward was unable to force the ball home.
It became tough for either side to play football at the start of the second half with the snow and howling wind causing havoc across the park.
When it settled down though, the Glasgow side were denied a second only by a Grant save from Lauren Kerr’s shot and then the post from a corner.
Accies had a glorious opportunity to equalise when former Glasgow Girls midfielder, Gillian Sloey, decided to ignore Chloe Muir on the left, instead rolling the ball past the post.
They were given the chance to level the scores on 75 minutes when Georgina McTear slid in to win the ball, instead connecting with her arm and giving Accies a penalty. Captain Amy Anderson took it and sent Toni Harkness the wrong way from twelve yards.
Three points would have sent Glasgow to the top of the table after Hearts’ 1-0 defeat to Dundee United earlier in the day and they almost got them when Grant dived to her left to deny Docherty her second of the game and the points were shared.
Next week, Glasgow Girls face a trip to Kilmarnock while Hamilton host Hutchison Vale at the Hope CBD Stadium.
Glasgow Girls: Harkness; Armit, Cameron, McTear, Gallagher; Kerr, C.McGuire, Ferrol (Macleod, 82), Docherty (Shaw, 90); McEwan (MacDonald, 69), Mulligan (K.McGuire, 63)
Hamilton Accies: Grant; Fitzsimmons, Fraser, Lindsay, Connolly; Anderson, Sloey (Bulloch, 88); McIntosh (Kane, 72), Quigley, Sturrock; Brown (Muir, 57)