City convincing winners over Forfar

A Clare Shine hatrick and goals from Kirsty Howat, Jordan McLintock, Jo Love and Carly Girasoli saw City comfortably see past Forfar Farmington in the SWPL.

Reaction from manager Scott Booth:

City defeat Stirling University

Kirsty Howat holds off the Stirling defence image by Tommy Hughes

Kirsty Howat holds off the Stirling defence
image by Tommy Hughes

Gemma Mason gave Stirling a shock lead towards the end of the first half following a corner, but less than 60 seconds later, City and Scotland international Hayley Lauder levelled proceedings with a fine strike from inside the box.

Two second half goals from Kirsty Howat, an own goal and a strike by returning Irish striker Clare Shine, ensured a comfortable win in the end for the reigning Scottish Champions. 

City are back in SWPL 1 action next weekend as they travel to take on Forfar Farmington at Station Park.

Kat Lindner

The club is devastated to announce that former player Katharina Lindner (Kat), sadly passed away yesterday.

Kat, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever players to play in the Scottish Women’s game, joined Glasgow City in 2005 and was instrumental in the club’s amazing run of success. The wide forward started 173 times for Glasgow City, scoring 128 goals and is the club’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time. 

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A former German youth international, Kat played for FFC Frankfurt in her native Germany winning the German League and Cup double, before moving to the USA on a Soccer Scholarship to Hartford in Connecticut. Whilst in the States, Kat was an NSCAA 1st team All-American, ranking her as the best player in her position and one of the best 11 players in the highest division of College women’s soccer throughout the whole of the USA.

On joining City, Kat helped the club win five Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups and was part of the treble winning team in 2009. She retired at the end of 2011 after successfully helping Glasgow City become the first Scottish women’s team to reach the knock out stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, with City making it all the way to the last 16 for the first time. 

Not just was Kat an incredible athlete, she was also a highly respected Academic. Kat obtained her PhD at Glasgow University and spent the latter and longest part of her career as a lecturer at the University of Stirling specialising in gender, sport and queer theory within the Media, Communications and Culture department.

Kat is also the partner of club co-founder Laura Montgomery. The couple have been together for 16 years and our heartfelt condolences go out to Laura and Kat’s family at this tragic time.

City host Champions League qualifiers

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Glasgow City will host their upcoming UEFA Women's Champions League qualification group as they welcome the Champions of Poland, Belgium and Georgia to Edinburgh for the group stage.

Polish side GSK Gornik Leczna come to Scotland as national Champions and City will fondly remember the last time they faced a team which won the Polish championship when they lined up against Medyk Konin in 2014 in an epic two leg match in the last 32 which went all the way to extra time. City will be hoping for victory once more but will be under no illusions as to how difficult a task it will be to get past the poles.

Belgian side Anderlecht are also a side City had hoped to avoid in the draw as Belgian sides have regularly proved to be capable of getting to the knock out stages of the Champions League in recent years. The final team City will face is Georgian champions FC Martve.

Commenting, City Head Coach, Scott Booth said, "The whole club is looking forward to another crack at the Champions League in 2018. It's always an incredibly difficult tournament to make your mark in but we feel confident that we can show our quality and progress from the group stage. It would be fantastic if our support would continue to get behind the team as we've had so many memorable nights in this tournament."

All Glasgow City games will take place at the Oriam National Performance Centre at Heriot Watt University and entry is free, with donations being accepted for those who want to do so for attending the matches.

With the European games in Glasgow at the same time it has been impossible to secure accommodation for all teams in City's home town and the club has therefore had to move to Edinburgh to be able to host the matches. The full match schedule is:

07.08.18
Glasgow City v Anderlecht
Oriam NP Centre, 12.30pm

GKS Gornik Leczna v FC Marve
Ainslie Park, 4.00pm

10.08.18
Glasgow City v FC Martve
Oriam NP Centre, 12.30pm

Anderlecht v GKS Gornik Leczna
Ainslie Park, 4.00pm

13.08.18
GKS Gornik Leczna v Glasgow City
Oriam NP Centre, 4pm

FC Martve v Anderlecht
Ainslie Park, 4.00pm

City remain top of the SWPL

Image by Tommy Hughes

Image by Tommy Hughes


Glasgow City remain top of the Scottish Building Society Scottish Women’s Premier League after a 6-0 demolition of Stirling University. 

A win earlier in the day by Hibernian had moved their Edinburgh rivals to the top spot, but City moved back on top of the leader board thanks to a double from Abbi Grant and goals from Hayley Lauder, Donna Paterson, Nicola Docherty and Leanne Ross. 

For Captain Ross, it was her 250th career goal for the club, in only 296 starts, a quite incredible feat for Scotland’s most decorated player in domestic football.

Commenting, City boss Scott Booth said, “I am really happy with the attitude and commitment of all the players today. We kept our tempo high throughout the match and continually created chances. We scored some excellent goals and it was a well deserved three points. For Leanne, it was another incredible personal milestone. She is a great player, a great leader and despite playing her latter years in defence, still an incredible goal scorer. She deserves all the plaudits rightfully coming her way.”

The international break means City are not back in action until 17th June when they face a tough Scottish Cup second round away tie against fellow SWPL 1 side Forfar.

Midweek win for City over Rangers

Glasgow City won 2-0 thanks to a goal from Abbi Grant in the first minute and an injury time penalty from Captain Leanne Ross.
 

Image by Tommy Hughes

Image by Tommy Hughes

Image by Tommy Hughes

Image by Tommy Hughes