A FIRST HALF hat trick from Jane Ross helped Glasgow City climb to second place in the SWPL with a 8-0 tanking of Raith Rovers on Sunday.
City have now hit 14 goals without reply in their last two games as they close in on league leaders Celtic Ladies.
Ross helped get the ball rolling in Sunday's win at Glasgow Green when she was cruelly brought down as she homed in on goal with strike partner Ruesha Littlejohn dispatching the resultant penalty.
Soon after Ross notched her first goal when she swept home a cross from Kat Lindner. And she got her side's third goal when she blocked a goal-line clearance to find the net.
Ross' hat trick was complete just before the break when she got on the end of a good cross from namesake Leanne Ross to put City on easy street against their luckless opponents.
The one-way traffic continued after the break when Leanne Ross converted from close range after the Raith keeper had blocked a Sue Lappin effort.
Goal number six was cooly converted by Littlejohn when she rounded the keeper and substitute Jane Brown made it seven with a brilliant left foot shot on the half volley.
The rout was completed on 80 minutes when Littlejohn notched her own hat trick with a close range finish.
After the match City coach Peter Caulfield said: "Eight goals and another clean sheet is very pleasing.
"However, we could have been more focused at certain points throughout the game and in particular I was disappointed that we dropped our standards towards the end of the game.
"I expect this team to work hard for the full ninety minutes and irrespective of the score we must maintain our discipline."
The result takes City to within five points of league leaders Celtic.