Hello all! Welcome back, sorry I’ve been MIA recently we’ve got a lot to catch up on.
It’s all good news, Rangers women are top and this is how they have done it….
Let’s get this one out of the way first however, Rangers had their first defeat of the season against the green side of Glasgow. It’s game that should have been put to bed with chances created but none could find the back of the net.
They women would bounce back with a 3-1 win over a strong Forfar Farmington away from home. Our goals came from new Talisman Lizzy Arnot with Gers Captain Clare Gemmell getting one and an OG giving us our 3rd and all 3 points.
Our next game would come against Motherwell. The Women would mark the Rainbow Laces campaign with bespoke tees showing support for the Everyone Anyone campaign.
Rangers would become Rampant with a 9-0 win over Motherwell. Newbies Kirsty Howat, Sam Kerr and Rachel McLaughlan would be added into the first team and make a real impact immediately.
Megan Bell came back from injury to play her first full game and got on the score sheet. Lizzie Arnot popped up with a hat trick which includes a penalty and a brilliantly worked free kick. Kirsty Howat opened her Rangers account with her first 3 goals in the Famous Blue jersey. Daina Bourma scoring our second penalty and Bala Devi would score her first goal for Rangers.
The best was yet to come as Rangers thrashed reigning champions Glasgow City 5-0!
Our first goal came from Magic Megan Bell, McLaughlan would find a pass to Bell who would curl the ball around Alexander in goal and give us the lead.
Our second would come from ex City player Kirsty Howat, on the score sheet again. Nicola Docherty with a brilliant ball from the left and Howat fired it home.
Howat would set up our 3rd with a brilliant pass that Zoe Ness got on the end of and lifted over the City goalkeeper just before halftime.
We’d continue to dominate and a fourth came after Brilliant Brogan Hay, who was brought on at halftime, slide an excellent cross in and Lizzie Arnot put the ball home and Rangers 4-0 up.
Our fifth goal would come from another Glasgow City alum in Carly Girasoli. Lizzie Arnot whipped a corner in, the City goalkeeper nearly put the ball into her own net but Girasoli was there to make sure the ball went over the line and made it 5.
Another positive was seeing Sonia O’Neill return and she came on in the 83rd minute looking sharp as ever.
Despite our one loss Rangers Women currently sit atop the SWPL at the end of the first half of our season. Some stunning performances brilliant wins see us there on Goal Difference.
That’s all from me this year! Hope to see you back here soon when we return against Hearts January 17th. Until then stay safe and have a Happy Christmas!
Remember, keep the Blue Scarves on!