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Raso delighted with clinical City display

Hayley Raso has heaped praise on City’s attacking performance following a 6-0 victory over Bristol City in the Continental Cup quarter-finals.

The winger opened the scoring at Ashton Gate inside ten minutes and would go on to grab a brace in a dominant display against the Vixens.

After being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the Barclays Women’s Super League at the weekend, the nature of our progression to the last four was particularly pleasing for Raso.

Indeed, she was impressed with City’s success in front of goal from the get-go.

“It was nice to come out and score a few goals. We want to retain the trophy, so I’m really happy we’re going onto the semi-finals,” she reflected.

“It was really important [to get a fast start]. We wanted to make sure we came out and were clinical. Getting six goals, I think we did that.

“I was also happy I was able to get on the scoresheet myself.”

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Gareth Taylor’s side found plenty of joy down the flanks, particularly in the early stages at Ashton Gate.

Much of that success for Raso was thanks to some excellent link play with right-back Kerstin Casparij.

And the Australian was delighted that the duo’s hard work on the training ground came to fruition on the pitch.

She said: “This week especially in training we’ve been working on a lot.

“I think a lot of those things we worked on came out tonight in the game, so it’s nice when things we do in training come off in the games.

“We [myself and Kerstin Casparij] did play well together and it was nice to be able to do that.”

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