Arsenal Ladies continued their preparations for the Women’s Super League season with a convincing 5-0 victory away at Glasgow City on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Kim Little, Ellen White, Jordan Nobbs and Rachel Yankey gave the Ladies a four-goal lead at the break. Danica Dalziel diverted Alex Scott’s cross into her own net after the restart to complete the scoring.
Arsenal started with intent and were rewarded after just four minutes. Gemma Davison raced into the area before being brought down by Nicky Docherty. Little stepped up and confidently beat Lee Alexander in the Glasgow goal.
Danni Pagliarulo hit the bar as the hosts threatened an equaliser, but they soon found themselves two goals down when White’s pass was knocked home by Nobbs.
Undeterred, Pagliarulo rattled the woodwork again, thumping a header from Leanne Ross’ corner against the post.
But Glasgow would once again be left to pay the ultimate price for their missed opportunities when White burst through, rounded the goalkeeper and rolled the ball home.
The Ladies extended their lead yet further 10 minutes before the break as Yankey drove into the box before finding the top corner.
Arsenal continued to make chances after the break, with Nobbs and half-time substitute Jade Bailey both going close.
They got a fifth goal after 75 minutes. Alex Scott advanced towards the byeline before whipping in a cross that the unfortunate Dalziel put through her own goal to seal a comprehensive win.
- Grant 46
- Houghton 60
- Nobbs Goal!
- Fahey 46
- Yankey Goal!
- White Goal!
- Little Goal!
- Beattie 46
- Bailey 60
- Tracy 46
- Gallagher 46
- Ross 46
- Dalziel 46
- Melrose 46