Forfar Farmington were defeated 6-0 by Glasgow City on Sunday as they entered the final third of the SBSSWPL1 season.
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A first half own goal by Cassie Cowper had City in front at the break, with four goals in eighteen minutes putting City comfortably ahead before Leanne Ross netting a late penalty for the hosts.
Mark Nisbet made three changes with Robyn Smith suspended, Danni McGinley and Gemma Collier both unavailable; Megan Robb, Kayleigh Brough and Caroline Heron the replacements.
The hosts took an early lead when Lidija Kulis’ effort was blocked and it fell to Sam Kerr; her shot was diverted into the net by Cassie Cowper.
City had the lion’s share of possession and all the chances in the first half but were struggling to find the target as Abbi Grant, Kirsty Howat and Jo Love all fired wide.
Kulis sent a shot directly at Fiona McNicoll in the 29th minute as the hosts looked for a second before Howat blasted over from the edge of the box.
McNicoll was called into action three minutes before the break when Kulis’ chance was parried by the keeper but Howat couldn’t force the loose ball on target.
City kept up their pressure after the break and found a way through the Forfar defence in the 47thminute; Nicola Docherty’s cross wasn’t cleared and Love fired low past McNicoll.
Love grabbed her second and City’s third three minutes later as she nodded into the bottom corner.
It was four for City just before the hour mark in controversial circumstances as Howat’s effort struck the bar before bouncing away from goal, the assistant ruling it had crossed the line.
A minute later Farmington were denied what looked like a perfectly fine goal as Nicola Davidson’s cross hit the bar before it was played back in and Cheryl Kilcoyne headed in. The opposite assistant flagged for offside despite the ball being in front of Kilcoyne when it was sent towards her.
Docherty added a fifth in the 62nd minute with a cross-cum-shot that deceived McNicoll and flew into the net.
Megan McCarthy saw a header held by Lee Alexander from a Megan Robb corner before Caroline Heron fired wide from distance as Farmington looked for some consolation.
Howat sent a tame effort at McNicoll before sub Karsey McGlinchey hit the post from the edge of the box.
City finished things off with two minutes remaining; Love’s effort handled by McCarthy and captain Leanne Ross stepped up to slot home the spot kick.
A bright note for Farmington was the Premier League debut of Sandra Craig, the attacker impressing for Jeff Rioch’s Ladies side prior to this.
Glasgow City: Alexander, Love, Grant (McLintock 59), Crichton (Clark 55), Howat, Docherty, Kulis (Stewart 59), Ross, Kerr (McGlinchey 52), Girasoli, Foley
Subs not used: Cunningham, Clachers (gk)
Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Davidson, Bruce, Heron, Deans, Kilcoyne (White 81), Cowper, McCarthy, Robb (Deubel 88), Brough (Milligan 75), Dempster (Craig 88)
Subs not used: Scott, Noble, McKay (gk)