Rangers Women hammer Glasgow club to continue stunning start to the season
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Rangers Women hammer Glasgow club to go top of SWPL 1

Rangers Women hammered Partick Thistle Women 7-1 at the Rangers Training Centre to go top of the SWPL 1 table.

Rangers have been in remarkable form during the opening weeks of the season.

Rangers Women have made a stunning start to their SWPL 1 campaign under Malky Thomson. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Prior to Wednesday night’s clash with Thistle at Auchenhowie, Hamilton, Hearts, Spartans and Hibernian had all been defeated, with Malky Thomson’s side scoring 17 goals and conceding just one.


Those results had put Rangers in a position to go top with a win over their fellow Glasgow club and they delivered a very strong performance.

Kirsten Reilly gave the hosts an early lead in just the fourth minute and after Jane Ross was taken down in the penalty area, Lizzie Arnot made it 2-0 from the spot ahead of the interval.

Thomson’s side weren’t able to build on their lead in the early stages of the second half and a long-range strike from Thistle’s London Pollard around the hour mark briefly got the visitors back into the game.

However, conceding appeared to jolt the home team back into life and they would score five times in the final 23 minutes to register yet another big win.

Arnot netted twice more to complete a hat-trick, Reilly bagged a second from a free-kick and both Brogan Hay and Kayla McCoy also got on the scoresheet.

The victory moved Rangers top of SWPL 1 with a perfect 15 points out of 15 and an eyecatching goal difference of +22.

“Pleasing for the result and pleasing for the scoreline,” said Thomson when asked to reflect on the win for RangersTV. “I thought we showed good patience in our play throughout the game, especially in the first half when we created a lot of chances but we never managed to convert.”

“In the second half, I think we again dominated the game and created similar chances to the first but we managed to put them in the back of the net.”

Next up for the girls is a home fixture against Aberdeen on Sunday before a trip to champions Glasgow City the following weekend.

In other news, a Rangers star has been on the receiving end of a hammering in an international friendly.

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