The Reserves headed through to Ravenscraig last Sunday as the top two title contenders battled it out for pole position in the 2nd Division match of the day.
It was business as usual for the Motherwell side, now well into triple figures for goals scored this season, as they took the lead after just two minutes. Two long balls over the top of the Spartans defence pushed the home side further into the lead and ever closer to clinching that first promotion place.
The Reserves fought hard and came close to grabbing one back as Ashely Fish saw her shot lift just over the crossbar. The pace of the Spartans wingers proved a match for the experienced defence as Sophie Cunningham came close as she weaved through on goal just minutes later but the pinpoint precision of the Motherwell strike force saw Spartans five to the good at half time.
HT: Motherwell 5-0 Spartans Reserves
As the teams made it out for the second half, Spartans looked to regain their composure as another fleet of attacks were cut out in quick succession, including Chloe Gilhooley putting her body on the line to protect her goal.
As the half ran on, the home side looked frustrated as yet another attempt was cut out, this time by Jess Nimmo who gave her all in the holding defence role.
The Reserves battled their way through the second half as they created their own chances whilst restricting the free-scoring league leaders to just one additional goal and were unfortunate not to be rewarded with one of their own.
Full time: Motherwell 6 – 0 Spartans Reserves
With only 5 crucial games remaining, Spartans Reserves look to extend their lead in second place this Sunday at Ainslie Park when they face Edinburgh Caley. Head Coach Lynsey Cowan believes the experience her young side has gained in last weekend’s trip to Motherwell can only build on the successes of the first half of the season as we look to secure maximum points throughout our remaining fixtures.