Motherwell suffered a heavy defeat against Glasgow City at Petershill Park on Sunday.
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Four first-half goals for Kirsty Howat had the league leaders in command at half time and they would add to their tally a further four times after the break.
City broke the deadlock after five minutes when Kirsty Howat headed the ball past Morgan Hunter from a corner and she added her second three minutes later, capitalising on a slack back pass before rounding the keeper and slotting home.
Hunter pulled off a string of saves before Howat completed her hat trick when she scrambled home from a corner.
The fourth goal came four minutes before the break when Howat found herself first to the driven through ball and she made no mistake by poking it past the onrushing Hunter to extend City’s lead.
Second half substitute Jordan McLintock made it 5-0 with 54 minutes played and Motherwell’s problems worsened as Kerry Montgomery was ordered off following a second booking.
Jenna Clark made it 6-0 from the resulting free kick and Joanne Paton waltzed her way into the box past three ‘Well defenders before squaring it across the box to fellow substitute Lara Ivanusa to slot into an empty net to make it seven.
Goal number eight for City came with five minutes to play, Clare Shine was on hand to add her name to the scoresheet, advancing forward into the box before producing a smart finish to further extend City’s lead.
The game would finish 8-0 which was unfair on Hunter, who produced some fantastic saves during the match and had spared further blushes for the women of steel.