Spartans pulled off one of the most incredible results in Scottish Women’s Football as they defeated Glasgow City 3-0, producing an extraordinary performance.
This was the first league defeat for City since the 21st September 2014, when Spartans beat City 1-0. And you have to go back six years for their last defeat before then.
After City lost the SWPL Cup Final last Wednesday, it means they’ve lost two domestic games in a row. It’s unsure when this last happened, but it was before 2005.
Spartans took the lead in the 13th minute through Alana Marshall’s stunning free-kick from 20 yards which found the bottom corner.
City came extraordinarily close to an equaliser when they had a shot cleared off the line, before the ball rolled across the line and then Leanne Ross saw her shot smash off the crossbar.
Ross had another great chance to score soon after, but this time, she headed wide.
But then, Spartans doubled their lead as Kirsty McLaughlin lobbed Gemma Fay from long distance.
Both sides had good chances early in the second half. Spartans saw Katie Reilly shoot just wide, and then Clare Shine headed a Savannah McCarthy cross wide for City.
And then, Fiona Brown had a great chance for City, but her effort was superbly saved by Spartans’ keeper Eartha Cumings.
Spartans’ debutant Sarah Clelland came close to scoring, shooting just wide. And then Kirsty McLaughlin and Alana Marshall delivered dangerous crosses, with Michelle Russell inches from scoring.
City nearly pulled a goal back in the 78th minute when Shine’s cross fell to Hayley Lauder, but she shot straight at Cumings.
But Spartans made it 3-0 in the 85th minute when Clelland’s cross/shot flew over Fay and into the net.
The full-time whistle blew with Spartans securing an astonishing 3-0 win after an extraordinary performance. They move up to fourth in the SWPL 1, whilst City have their lead cut down to five points.