Glasgow City 7 FC Martve 0

Glasgow City scorers: Grant 3. 23, Howat 48, 68, 86, Love 52, Clark 82

A GOOD day for Glasgow City ended with their hopes of qualifying for the last 32 of the Women's Champions League back on the table. As expected they swept aside Martve of Georgia at Oriam, but were then done a huge favour when Gornik Leczna beat Anderlecht 1-0 in the later game at Ainslie Park.

Had the Belgians won, or even drawn, it would have been impossible for City to finish top of the group when the final Group 3 games are played on Monday. They lost 2-1 to Anderlecht on the opening day, but could still finish top of the group, and claim the automatic qualifying spot, if they beat Gornik – as could the Poles themselves and Anderlecht.

“That's the result we were looking for,” confirmed left back Nicola Docherty after Gornik held on to their one goal advantage from the first half. “It obviously puts us back in the frame.

“It's still a must-win for us, but it leaves us in a good position going into the final game.”

The Scottish champions had 49 shots, 28 of them on target, in a totally one-sided game against Martve. If there was a quibble it was that the scoreline should have been higher, but the games against the Georgians will almost certainly be discounted in the final analysis.

It took City just three minutes to score through Abbi Grant, but although they totally dominated the opening 45 minutes they only added one more – again through Grant midway through the half.

Kirsty Howat got the first of three goals early in the second before Jo Love made it four with a powerful 25 yard shot. Howat scored the fifth and the seventh with substitute Jenna Clark contributing in between to score her first goal for the club since her summer move from Rangers.