City victorious in the Edinburgh sun

City victorious in the Edinburgh sun


By Craig Edwards

Two goals in each half gave Glasgow City a fifth consecutive SWPL league victory after beating Hearts at the Oriam.

Priscila Chinchilla’s early strike gave City an early lead and Cailin Michie’s curling effort doubled the lead.

Julia Molin made it three before Jo Love tapped home to secure the victory.

City started on the front foot and got an early reward after just six minutes. Toland’s corner kick found Crichton at the back post. Her shot was cleared off the line but Chinchilla was first to react to fire the ball into the back of the net.

The lead was double a few minute later when Michie, on her Glasgow City debut, cut inside and curled the ball into the far top corner leaving the Hearts goalkeeper no chance.

City could have had more in the first half but Tibbet denied Davidson and Chinchilla while Chinchilla also hit the crossbar from distance.

The visitors came out after half time quickly with Aoife Colvill hitting the crossbar and Robertson forcing a number of saves from Tibbet in the Hearts goal.

Tibbet was forced off due to injury with Parker-Smith replacing the Hearts keeper but she also made important saves from Robertson and Love.

Eventually, City’s pressure paid off when Molin’s cross evaded everyone and the ball nestled in the far corner.

City made it four when Love tapped home from close range after Zaneta Wyne’s cross caused chaos in the Hearts penalty box.

Glasgow City could have made it five but Chinchilla’s penalty was well saved by Parker-Smith before the Hearts keeper made another couple of brilliant saves to deny Robertson and Chinchilla again.

City threatened but were unable to add a fifth but still made it 11 wins from 12 in the league this season.

Next up for City is a home fixture against Spartans next Sunday.

Hearts: Tebbitt (Parker-Smith 67), Delworth, Cunningham, Turner (Anderson 67), Kaney, Tweedie (Birse 88), Smith, Williamson, Aitchison (Shepherd 88), McIntosh, McAllister. Subs not used: Davies, McKay, Cowan

Glasgow City: Alexander, Michie, Crichton, Fulutudilu (Robertson 46), Toland (Fulton 46), Clark, Davidson (Wyne, 63), Ásgrimsdóttir, Colvill (Love 63), Chinchilla, Foley (Molin 46). Subs not used: Clachers, Van Wyk

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