The Rangers Women fall to a 1-0 defeat against Old Firm rivals Celtic in a disappointing result in the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup.

Rangers currently sit top of the division’s league table but via this cup competition they have tasted their first defeat of the season.

Rangers fell to the defeat courtesy of a second half winner from Celtic’s Chloe Wellings after the ball slipped through the hands of Gers keeper Jenna Fife in a tight match at the Rangers Training Centre.

Read the Rangers match report HERE.

Rangers Women manager Malky Thomson spoke after the match and claimed he was “really disappointed in the result” and rued mistakes to allow Celtic in to score.

“Obviously we went there with the intent to win and I think the girls gave their all,” said Thomson.

“But for a mistake we’re not going to the next round of the cup.

“I think we’ve got to really drill down as to why. We dominated parts of the game, so did Celtic, but I think we have to better at taking chances, we’ve got to better in front of goal.

“One mistake for us and that’s what happens in these games. When you’re playing against your rivals you’ve got to make sure you limit the mistakes you’re going to make.”

Exiting the competition at the Quarter Final stage, the Rangers Women will be determined to use this disappointment to spur them forward in the league.

Rangers are currently two points clear of both Glasgow City and Old Firm rivals Celtic, who like Rangers remain unbeaten in a tight Scottish Women’s Premier League season.

Rangers Women finished third in the SWPL last season with Old Firm rivals Celtic finishing second and Glasgow City retaining their title.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans have been lavishing a player for the men’s team with praise after a new song emerged for the club’s man of the moment.

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