Rangers women have returned to action with a bang, thrashing Hearts 6-0 at Oriam as Malky Thompson’s side restarted their push for a historic title triumph and romped to a 5-0 lead before the break against the Jambos.

After several months on the sidelines, the Gers only needed five minutes to open the scoring as Sam Kerr grabbed her first goal for the club, firing home after Zoe Ness’ ball fell nicely for her and it was 2-0 seven minutes later when Kirsty Howatt drilled a right-footed shot high into the net.

The floodgates had already opened and a brace of penalties from Lizzie Arnot had Rangers absolutely cruising and looking rampant in their first outing for months.

After setting up the opener, Ness added a fifth after 33 minutes, showing great composure to slide the ball home following excellent work by Emma Brownlie to find her run.

By the time the sides walked off at the break, Hearts already looked well-beaten and the big question at the interval was whether or not Rangers would match the 9-0 win over Motherwell that they recorded earlier this season.

Having netted her first goal for the club early on, Sam Kerr grabbed her second nine minutes after the restart, heading home Arnot’s cross and immediately deflating the Hearts players.

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Nicola Docherty of Rangers is seen in action during the Scottish Building Society Women’s Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic in November (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There wouldn’t be any more goals however rampant Rangers looked very much up for it as they look to end Glasgow City’s long dominance of the SWPL.

Meanwhile, a comment from the Rangers SLO on Twitter suggests a controversial pundit has been denied access to Ibrox for the Gers’ Scottish Cup clash against Cove Rangers.

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