TYLER Toland made her Champions League debut last night as Glasgow City advanced past Peamount United.
Toland came on as a half-time substitute as Glasgow overcame the Peas 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Broadwood Stadium after a 0-0 draw.
St Johnston woman Toland is on a season-long loan to Glasgow from Manchester City and the teenager made her first start for the club in Sunday’s 8-1 League win over Forfar Farmington.
Last night’s appearance in the Champions League checks another box in her development and Scott Booth’s team are now in the hat for the next round.
Glasgow introduced Republic of Ireland international Toland for the start of the second half, while Clare Shine did not feature for the team that has won the Scottish Women’s Premier League 14 times.
It was Peamount who started the better of the two sides with Aine O’Gorman picking out Alannah McEvoy, but the Wicklow duo could not provide a goal as McEvoy’s header lacked the necessary power.
O’Gorman tried her luck with a shot on 25 minutes but it was saved by Scotland international goalkeeper Alexander.
Glasgow struggled to find any sort of momentum early on but they are the type of team who can score goals from nothing and striker Kirsty Howat should have done better with a header on 33 minutes.
After the interval Peamount came out on the front foot with Duggan missing the target and then O’Gorman went close with a cheeky free-kick that tried to catch Alexander out at her near post.
Lucy McCartan also unleashed a shot from distance, but Glasgow had the best chance when substitute Mairead Fulton fired at goal from close range only to be denied by a great save by Niamh Reid-Burke.
With time ticking down, Reid-Burke was on full alert again to save a stinging effort from Howat and that forced the game into extra-time.
Both teams had chances in that period, but Reid-Burke was not going to let anyone spoil her clean sheet. And so it went to a penalty shoot-out where O’Gorman missed and then Reid-Burke saved well to stop Joanne Love. But O’Callaghan then saw her effort saved as the kicks entered into sudden death.
Glasgow City: Alexander; McLauchlan, Ross, Love, Wyne; Kerr (Foley 95), Wojcik (Toland 46), Crichton, Wade (Fulton 71); Colvill, Howat.
Peamount United: Reid-Burke; O’Callaghan, Farrelly, Walsh, Beirne (Doyle 83); O’Gorman, Duggan, McCartan, McEvoy; Ryan-Doyle; Watkins (Smyth-Lynch 73).
Referee: Sabina Bolic (Croatia).Tags: