Motherwell are closing in on a record SWPL 2 points total after defeating Aberdeen 4-0 at the Aberdeen Sports Village.
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The women of steel have racked up 49 points so far this season on their way to clinching the league title.
With three league games remaining, Donald Jennow’s side are moving ever closer to Forfar Farmington’s league record tally of 52.
The visitors broke the deadlock after eight minutes when top scorer Suzanne Mulvey turned provider for Lesley Condie, sending over a delightful cross that the defender nodded home from close range.
Following the opening goal, the Dons responded positively, and it took a wonderful stop by Claire Johnstone in the Motherwell goal to deny Amy Phillips an equaliser.
It looked as if ‘Well would take a slender lead into half time, but they would double their advantage in the final seconds, with the goal coming in bizarre fashion.
Hayley Cunningham’s whipped corner evaded all inside the box and nestled inside the roof of the net.
After the restart, Motherwell began to stamp their authority on the game and the third goal arrived after 57 minutes.
Megan Burns capitalised on Anna Blanchard’s short goal kick, heading the ball through to Mulvey who made no mistake with her finish.
The ‘Well captain added to her tally with 19 minutes remaining, seizing on a defensive mix-up to head the ball beyond the keeper and into the net.
Jennow used the remainder of the game to give some game time to a number of his fringe players, as well as Kerry Montgomery, who missed last Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash with St Johnstone due to injury.
Montgomery almost made an instant impact when she closed down Blachard’s clearance, but the ball spun inches past the post.
In the final minute Sophie Jamieson breached the ‘Well backline to go clear on goal, but with just Kendall Welsh to beat, she pulled her shot wide of the target.
Motherwell have now racked up three successive clean sheets and remain 16 points ahead of FC Kilmarnock at the top of the table.
Next up is a home meeting with Hearts at Braidhurst, after which the team will be presented with the SWPL 2 championship.