Shine lights up City’s end to the Season

Glasgow City won a convincing 10-0 against Rangers today in the last game of the SWPL season. Having won the League title the previous week for the 9th year in a row, City showed little mercy to their opponents, despite nothing being at stake for the three points.

In the first half the Irish duo of Denise O'Sullivan and Clare Shine dominated the score line with a brace for O'Sullivan and a hat trick for Shine. O'Sullivan might have scored the quickest goal of the season, getting her side off and running after only 39 seconds.

The second half started with 3 substitutes coming on for the away side with Susan Fairlie, Megan Cunningham and Carla Boyce replacing, Lee Alexander, Haley Lauder and Abbi Grant. Development team player Boyce got her game off to a flying start with her first ever goal for the senior side, scoring after 5 minutes of the restart sliding home a Leanne Ross cross. Clare Shine added two more goals to her tally, heading past Rangers keeper Halbert after crosses from Ross and Kerry Montgomery. Jo Love and Erin Cuthbert also got on the score sheet with two fine goals. Love netted after a Ross free kick rebounded back off the cross bar and Cuthbert made the most of a lay off from Shine to score against her old side.

Unsurprisingly, Head Coach Scott Booth was happy with what he saw from his side today. He said, "I thought we were excellent from start to finish. We played with a tempo, the passing and movement was good and made it very difficult for Rangers to have any impact on the game. We got an early lead and just kept going and never looked back. 

"What was also really pleasing for me was the worth ethic of the players despite being so far ahead. Now we can properly focus on the Cup Final and hopefully go out in style."

City finish the season six points clear of runners-up Hibernian and now face the Edinburgh side in the last game of the season, the Scottish Cup Final, which will take place next Sunday at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate and are priced £5 adults and £2 concessions.