GLASGOW CITY showed no signs of fatigue from their European adventures as they shot straight to the top of the SWPL with an opening day demolition of Inverness.
City recovered from losing the first goal to dominate proceedings and record a fine 8-1 victory at Petershill Park.
Yet Premier League newcomers Inverness got off to a great start, scoring in the opening ten minutes to put through striker Natalie Bodiam.
However City clawed themselves back into the game when Leanne Ross equalised from close range just moments later, pictured right.
The home side began to turn the screw now and the pressure paid off when they took the lead through midfielder Megan Sneddon following good play from Suzanne Malone.
City continued to dominte, but some outstanding goalkeeping from Inverness number one Kim Jappy kept her side in the match.
The second half continued as the first and it was only a matter of time before Inverness conceded again, with City’s Rachel Corsie firing home from close range after a City corner.
City’s fourth arrived through Leanne Ross after excellent work again from Suzanne Malone out wide.
Then, with twenty minutes remaining, City brought on Sue Lappin, Ruesha Littlejohn and Leeanne Campbell and the substitutes all soon made an impact, particularly Lappin, who scored with her first touch of the ball.
Inverness cleared a corner, which was picked up by Emma Fernon and hercross met the perfectly timed run from Lappin who stroked home with just the keeper to beat.
Goal number six came from Littlejohn who converted from the penalty spot after striker Jane Ross was felled in the box.
Number seven was converted by Lappin for her second of the match, scoring with a trade mark header.
An, with minutes remaining, veteran City captain Laura Montgomery made it 8-1 - scoring with a fine header from a Leanne Ross corner.
City boss Peter Caulfield was delighted with his side’s start to the campaign.
He said: "It was a positive start to the season, with a good home victory after coming back from what was a tough week in Europe.
"It was good to see so many different players on the scoresheet and everybody contributed to the match. The strength and depth that we have in the squad allowed us to freshen things up a little and I am sure this will hold us in good stead for the rest of the season.”