Glasgow City made a blistering start to the new year with a comfortable 9-0 win over Queen’s Park in the Scottish Women’s Cup third round.
Goals from Lauren Davidson (5, 37), Aoife Colvill (15, 39), Megan Foley (19) Clare Shine (34), Prischila Chincilla (52),Hayley Lauder (57) and Vital Kats (75) cemented a dominant win.
Head coach Eileen Gleeson was able to welcome back her number 10 Clare Shine to the starting line up, while new signing Kerry Beattie began the match on the bench alongside youngsters Mya Bates and Niamh Noble.
And it didn’t take long for the returning Shine to make an impact, as her driving run into the box allowed Davidson to side foot home beyond Rhind after five minutes.
The lead was almost doubled just before the quarter hour when Colvill connected to a left wing cross from Agata Filipa but she couldn’t get her connection right and the shot blazed over.
The Irish international would find the net seconds later though when she got enough on a Davidson cross to see the ball trickle into the net.
City would add a third just before the 20 minute mark when Foley smashed home her first goal of the season after her shot had cannoned back off the Queen’s Park crossbar.
Shine and Colvill both had chances to add to the lead on the half hour mark, but saw their close range drives go agonisingly over the bar.
Much like Colvill before her though, Irish striker Shine would get on the scoresheet on her return to the pitch when she tapped home a delightful cross from Agata Filipa shortly after.
Davidson would grab her second of the game on 37 minutes when she fired home from an angle after collecting Cailin Michie’s cross.
Colvill would again be amongst the goals, adding her second less than 90 seconds later when she headed home a delightful cross from Agata Filipa.
Chincilla would add the seventh just after half time when managed to hook home from close range.
Substitute Mya Bates thought she had her first senior goal - and City’s eighth - moments after her introduction, but the flag ruled her offside. However, a superb solo goal from the captain Hayley Lauder would put the home side eight goals to the good.
With 25 minutes left on the clock, Gleeson introduced Ode Fulutudilu and Kats and the latter paid dividends as the Israeli international slammed home just 10 minutes after coming onto the pitch.
The result wrapped up a handsome first victory of the new year ahead of our return to league action next weekend, with Hamilton the visitors to the Peasy next Sunday.
City: Clachers, Michie (Noble 78), Lauder, Fulton, Shine (Fulutudilu 65), Clark, Davidson(Dodds 78), Agata Filipa, Colvill (Kats 65), Chinchilla (Bates 53), Foley.
Queen’s Park: Rhind, Fitzsimmons, Sloey, Kane, Kerr, McDonald, Callaghan (Anderson 82), Fulton (Hopegood 73), Connor, Fyfe, Mcindoe