Rangers Women keep title pressure up with narrow 1-0 win
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Rangers Women keep title pressure up with narrow 1-0 win

Rangers Women have extended their 100% record in the SWPL after beating Hibs 1-0 yesterday thanks to Chelsea Cornet’s 75th minute goal.

Manager Malky Thomson made two changes to the side from last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Spartans with Cornet and Daina Bourma coming into the starting XI in place of Brogan Hay and Bala Devi.

The Gers controlled the early stages of the game without ever really testing the Hibs keeper but it was the hosts who came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break, Charlotte Potts heading Rachael Boyle’s free-kick off the crossbar.

Fifteen minutes before the end Rangers finally got their goal after Cornet tapped home Brogan Hay’s cross after some excellent work down the right to drive into space before firing a cross in.

Thomson was delighted to get the win, leaving the Gers second on goal difference to Glasgow City, as he praised his players for their performance at Ainslie Park.

“We are delighted to get the three points that is ultimately what it is about at the end of the day so it is irrelevant as to how we get it but I thought the girls played really well from start to finish,” Thomson told Rangers TV.

“They had a real good shape, and only probably if I’m going to be hyper-critical of them would be the last five minutes when Hibs were obviously going to bang the ball forward and put us under pressure.

“I thought we maybe could’ve had a bit more composure and better shape because they had the chance at the end.”

Rangers trail Glasgow City by six goals, with both sides winning all three games so far, as Celtic, Hibs and Forfar Farmington sit three points behind.

Thomson’s side take on Celtic next weekend in the first Old Firm game of the season and will be looking to make it four wins for four and keep the pressure up on Glasgow City.

Rangers: Fife, Docherty, Brownlie, Vance, Westrup, Bourma (Hay, 60), Reilly, Ness (Devi, 87), Cornet, Arnot, Gemmell.

SUBS: Cunningham, Girasoli, Mcquillan, Macdonald.

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