Glasgow City thrash Spartans 5-0 to retain Scottish Cup

Glasgow City lift the Scottish Cup
Glasgow City have also won the Scottish Women's Premier League and the League Cup

Glasgow City thrashed Spartans 5-0 to retain the Scottish Cup and complete a third domestic treble in a row.

City had started the week by reaching the Women's Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.

And doubles from Fiona Brown and Jo Love, plus a Denise O'Sullivan strike, ensured another trophy.

City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: "We have now gone three full years in the Scottish Cup without losing a single goal."

Striker Brown gave Glasgow the lead after 26 minutes against the side sitting fourth in the Scottish Women's Premier League with a curling strike from just inside the box.

Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black
"There is no doubt it was a motivated team today and I felt the adrenaline of Wednesday night gave us an extra push."

Right on half-time, O'Sullivan fired past Spartans goalkeeper Rachel Harrison after being set up by Abbi Grant.

After the break, Brown extended the lead after Harrison could only parry a Susan Fairlie strike.

Love, who scored an excellent goal from distance in midweek against Zurich in the Champions League, buried a shot past Harrison from the edge of the box.

The Scotland midfielder was on target again in the closing minutes as she sent a lob over Harrison.

"There is no doubt it was a motivated team today and I felt the adrenaline of Wednesday night gave us an extra push," added Wolecki Black, describing it as "a quite magnificent season".

"We looked sharp, pressed the ball really well and I thought we were always a threat."

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