Cuthbert’s Double Helps City Beat Rangers – SWPL 1 – Match Summary

Rangers 0-3 Glasgow City

A Julie Fleeting goal and a brace from Erin Cuthbert saw Glasgow City beat Rangers 3-0 to keep up their 100% record in all domestic competitions.

Glasgow City started the game quickly, creating several chances in the opening ten minutes, with the nearest coming when Lauren McMurchie’s cross picked out Julie Fleeting, but she headed just wide.

Rangers could have taken the lead from a corner, but captain Clare Gemmell headed wide.

But it was City who was on top and they kept up the pressure. Good build up set up Erin Cuthbert but her shot was deflected just wide. And then Fleeting had her shot blocked by Megan Foley and then Ruesha Littlejohn saw her shot superbly saved by Gers’ keeper Claire Johnstone.

The home side once again came close when Gemmell played Chantelle Brown through on goal but her shot just went wide.

And then Glasgow City took the lead. Leanne Ross’ free-kick found Julie Fleeting whose header found the net despite pressure from Rangers’ defender Rhonda Jones.

City had a couple more chances before half-time, but each time they were denied by superb saves by Johnstone.

Early on in the second half, City had chances to extend their lead. Cuthbert’s shot was saved by Johnstone and then Fleeting headed wide.

And then City did make it 2-0 when Erin Cuthbert volleyed the ball into the back of the net.

In the 71st minute, City scored their third when Fiona Brown crossed to Cuthbert and she fired the ball into the net.

The win sees Glasgow City extend their lead at the top of the table to eight points whilst Rangers drop down to fourth.

SWPL 1 Table



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