Motherwell suffered defeat to Glasgow City in a tough SWPL1 encounter at Petershill Park on Sunday.
Priscila Chinchilla netted the early opener, before Claire Walsh added a second from a well-worked corner. Ode Fulutudilu would add a third from close range, before adding a fourth on the stroke of half time.
Taylor Fisher would fire home the fifth, before Vital Kats late effort settled a 6-0 defeat for Motherwell.
The hosts would take the lead in the opening minute.
Kats’ perfectly-weighted pass sliced through the Motherwell defence, leaving Chinchilla through on goal, and the forward skilfully rounded Khym Ramsay before slotting her strike into the empty net.
City would double their advantage minutes later.
Tyler Dodds’ floated corner found Walsh unmarked in the box, and the defender powerfully placed her header past Ramsay into the right corner to put the hosts in control early on.
The champions continued to show their early dominance and would add a third on the 20-minute mark.
A well-worked counter-attack allowed Fulutudilu to break with pace, and winger raced through on goal before rounding Ramsay and applying the finishing touch from close range.
The hosts would add a fourth in the latter stages of the first half.
Cailin Michie’s long ball was misjudged by Ramsay, and Chinchilla’s pass allowed Fulutudilu to add her second of the game from a few yards out.
Motherwell would almost pull one back on the stroke of half-time. Kaela McDonald-Nguah’s long range effort was spilled by Erin Clachers, but the keeper recovered in time to keep the score at 4-0.
Glasgow City would be awarded a penalty minutes into the second half, after Kats’ diagonal cross appeared to strike Gill Inglis’ hand in the box.
Substitute Mairead Fulton stepped up but her low driven effort was superbly stopped by Ramsay in the Motherwell goal.
Fisher would add a fifth on the hour mark. Dodds’ in-swinging cross fell kindly to Fisher at the edge of the box, and the forward rifled her strike into the bottom corner to secure the three points for the hosts.
City would continue to punish a depleted Motherwell side and would add a sixth after 65 minutes.
An exceptional interchange of play found Kats at the edge of the box, and the midfielder’s side footed effort sailed into the top right corner.
Motherwell will now look to redeem themselves as they face a home encounter with Hibs next week, as they search for their first three points this season.