Inverness Caley Thistle round off 2023 SWF Championship schedule with nine-goal triumph over Morton – taking their tally past 40 goals in last five matches
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Caley Thistle Women recorded another dominant victory in the SWF Championship last weekend, putting nine past Morton.
It was a continuation of a formidable run in front of goal for the Caley Jags, who have scored 41 times in the five matches since their last defeat to East Fife, conceding just three.
Against Greenock, a hat-trick from Julia Scott and a double from Betty Ross was supplemented by Iona MacArthur before half time, with Kayleigh Mackenzie twice heading in from a corner and Tina Kelly finding the net after the restart.
Recent results have seen ICT go a long way towards reeling in the goal difference of SWF Championship leaders Rossvale, who still have a perfect record through 10 matches.
However, manager Karen Mason knows there is still more work to do to seal their dream of promotion.
“I didn’t really expect that (against Morton) to be honest, but in the first half we played some excellent football,” Mason explained.
“We scored some great goals, and we got a clean sheet too.
“That was the important thing at half time – really it was over as a contest, but we wanted to make sure we kept standards high and get more goals, so we’re delighted to get that scoreline.
“We deserve to be confident with the way that we’re playing, but we haven’t won anything yet. We’re still six points behind Rossvale at the top of the league, so we’ve still got a fair bit of work to do.
“Our aim was to make sure we finished the calendar year in second place, and 2024 gives us plenty of drive to work towards closing that gap.”
Mason also feels that such a prolific streak in front of goal has been a long time coming, adding: “It’s always something we’ve been capable of, we’re just starting to put it together week in and week out.
“Competition all over the park really helps, nobody takes their position for granted because everyone can go on and do a great job.
“We used to only see this level in training. Now, what we’re doing in training is showing during matches, so that’s giving us confidence that what we’re doing can open up teams and get us results.”