Ross Reaches Milestone
By Laura Montgomery
Updated Friday, 8th June 2012
Glasgow City have benefitted over the last five years from having Leanne Ross in the squad
On Wednesday night, when she scored a hat-trick against Hamilton Accies, midfielder Leanne Ross scored her 150th competitive goal for Glasgow City. Only one other player – Suzanne Lappin - has ever scored more in City colours, but to make Leanne’s achievement all the more astonishing, she has reached her tally in fewer games. Having started 136 games for Glasgow City, since her move from Newburgh five years ago, Leanne has averaged over a goal a game. This is an enviable return for any striker, but as Leanne is a midfielder her achievement is all the more incredible.
Leanne Ross (c) Ger Harley | SportPix
Few would argue that Leanne has achieved the greatest successes of her career in a City orange strip, with five League titles, two Scottish Cups, three League Cups and 19 starts in the Champions League, including a last 16 berth in 2011. However, with her goal ratio it is also plain to see how important she has been in helping City achieve their honours.
Commenting on Leanne, Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: "At Glasgow City I have been privileged to coach some of the best players this country has produced. We have had great defenders, superb midfielders and brilliant strikers in my time, however in my opinion, Leanne has to be up there as one of the greatest goalscorers this country has ever seen. Her record is incredible, I know people will dispute the fact that she maybe gets a lot of chances created for her, but if goal scoring was that easy every game would be 10-9. Leanne makes scoring goals look easy, she times her runs superbly and is as cold as ice in the box, that is the knack of a finisher. The club stats show she also creates opportunities for her team mates, the biggest recipient being Lisa Evans. I hope she goes on to score and create a lot more goals for us over the coming seasons."