Rangers continued their stunning push towards the SWPL title with a 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox yesterday as head coach Malky Thomson beamed with pride at how his players coped with the historic occasion.
A crowd of 4421 turned out as the women’s side played a competitive fixture at Ibrox for the first time and goals from Sam Kerr, Kayla McCoy, Nicola Docherty and Lizzie Arnot sealed an impressive win for the Light Blues.
Thomson was delighted with how his side controlled proceedings from start to finish and kept up their seemingly relentless march towards ending Glasgow City’s long reign as champions.
“I am immensely proud of the squad getting to play at Ibrox and the girls they turned up,” Thomson said [Rangers TV]. “It was a great scoreline and I think they controlled the game from start to finish. It was great that we managed to get a lot of the players some minutes off the bench as well.
“They retained the ball really well, I think we are now at the stage where we are actually putting the demand on each other individually and putting a demand on ourselves to get to the next level.
“There were wee bits today that went a bit slack and we will analyse it but it is about every day trying to get better and better.
“We are vastly experienced at the back, they know when to go tight and they know when to defend space they have good communication and today I thought the back four really held their own and managed to build play further through the team.”
Rangers SWPL title charge destined to end in success
With a five-point lead at the top of the table, Rangers look destined to end the season as SWPL champions.
The Light Blues have yet to lose a game after 24 rounds of fixtures and with only three games left, the Gers could even win the title against Glasgow City on May 8.
If the Gers do end the season as champions it would be a tremendous achievement from Thomson’s side and, hopefully, just the beginning.