Five star City book Quarter Final place

Five star City book Quarter Final place

Glasgow City booked their place in the Last Eight of the Sky Sports Cup with a five star showing against Aberdeen.

Priscila Chinchilla opened the scoring before a second half double from Lauren Davidson and goals from Emily Whelan and a first City goal Meikayla Moore secured a place in Tuesday’s draw.

Eileen Gleeson made three changes from the side that beat Hearts in the Scottish Women’s Premier League last week with Lee Gibson replacing Erin Clachers in goal while Aliyaah Allie and Chloe Warrington were both handed their first starts.

It was a nervy opening period from both sides with neither Gibson or Aaliyah-Jay Meach in the Aberdeen goal troubled with the closest to any chances coming from crosses finding the side netting.

Chinchilla was the first to go close when she headed wide from a Davidson cross however that was a warning sign sent by City.

A few minutes later, Davidson and Chinchilla would combine again and this time the ball would end up in the back of the net. Davidson provided the cross from the left hand side which found Chinchilla at the back post who stabbed the ball past Meach from close range.

The goal gave City a lift and Emily Whelan went close just before the break, her effort from the edge of the box going wide while Aberdeen threatened on the counter attack with Bailey Collins just failing to get on the end of a ball forward.

Both teams made changes at the half time interval and City created a couple of opportunities with Meach denying Davidson from a corner.

City were given the perfect opportunity to double the lead on the hour mark when referee Regan Wallace pointed to the penalty spot after Meach brought down Chinchilla as the Costa Rican looked to get on the end of a ball forward. Davidson picked up the ball and smashed the ball low to the left and, despite Meach guessing the right way, found the back of the net.

Two became three with just over a quarter of an hour to go when Whelan turned her defender and smashed the ball into the top far corner from just inside the penalty area.

Aberdeen searched for a way back into the game with Mya Christie forcing a save from Gibson.

The final ten minutes belonged to the home side with City scoring twice more. Chinchilla’s strike was tipped onto the crossbar by Meach with the ball finding Whelan. The striker crossed the ball back into the six yard box where Davidson arrived to volley the ball into the net.

Four minutes later, Meikayla Moore got on the scoresheet when she headed home Hayley Lauder’s free kick to seal City’s place in the Quarter Finals.

Match Information:
Team Lines

Glasgow City: Gibson, Warrington (Gibb 78), Muir (Noble, 86), Lauder, Walsh (Moore, 73), Fulton (Prades Insa, 78), Whelan, Clark, Davidson, Allie (Greening, 46), Chinchilla. Subs not used: Clachers, Grant, Martin, Forrest, Noble.

Aberdeen: Meach (McCann, 83), Campbell, Urquhart, Broadrick, Paterson, Shore, Gover (Hanssen, 69), Hutchison, Collins (Christie, 46), Stewart (Ogilvie, 46), Thomson (Greenwood, 83). Subs not used: Bruce, Finnie, McCafferty, Karkkaninen.


Glasgow City: Chinchilla 31, Davidson 62, 82, Whelan 73, Moore 86

Yellow Cards

Glasgow City: Lauder, Walsh

Referee: Regan Wallace

Stadium: Petershill Park

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