Motherwell had a tough afternoon as they lost out 6-0 in their first home game of the new SWPL1 season at the hands of Hibernian.
A double from Charlotte Potts, with further strikes from Rachel Boyle, Amy Muir, Colette Cavanagh and Shannon Leishman, consigned the women of steel to defeat in Airdrie.
After a fairly even opening 10 minutes, it was Katie Rice who had the first shot of the game for the hosts.
Trying her luck from outside the box, her shot was wide of the target.
Hibs had the lead within 14 minutes. A powerful half-volley from the edge of the area from Boyle broke down the Motherwell resistance.
Two minutes later, the visitors had their second. Boyle’s corner was met perfectly by the head of Potts to nod home.
Lori Gardner then did well to beat Muir and put a clever ball across the box but there were no takers for Motherwell.
With 23 minutes on the clock, Hibs raced out of sight. A drive into the box by Muir saw her fire low past goalkeeper Pollard and make it 3-0.
Again Motherwell showed flashes in attack as they tried to get a goal back. Good play down the right hand side from Rachael Connor and Abbie Skelton saw Skelton get into the box but she couldn’t get her shot off.
‘Well got into the break with the chance to recuperate and they made a better start to the second half, pressing Hibs higher up the park and forcing them to make errors.
But they would find themselves further behind 11 minutes into the second period, leaving them with a mountain to climb.
Muir’s run in behind down the right led to a cross to Cavanagh, who had the easy task of tapping home the fourth.
Boyle’s cross from a free-kick to Potts’ head made it five, before Leishman made it six in the dying minutes with a low drive into the bottom corner of the net.
Conditions were difficult for both teams at times but Motherwell will be disappointed with aspects of their defending for the goals.
Motherwell’s next game is at home to current league champions Glasgow City on Sunday 8 November.
Motherwell: Pollard, Connor, C Watson, Gallon, Rice, Swanson (Adams), Baillie (Pullar), Sinclair, Gardner, Callaghan, Skelton (K Watson).
Subs not used: Tebbett, Crooks, Reside, Roberts.