Rangers end historic SWPL season as Invincibles after 3-1 Old Firm win
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Rangers write name into history books with Invincible SWPL campaign

Rangers Women have written their name into the history books by rounding off the season with a 3-1 win over Old Firm rivals Celtic this afternoon to end the final SWPL season as Invincibles.

Malky Thomson’s side had already wrapped up their first-ever league title before the game but knew they needed to avoid defeat against their bitter rivals to complete the league season unbeaten.

The players were obviously well up for the game and it only took a matter of minutes for Jane Ross to open the scoring.

After picking up a stray pass, the Scotland international fired home from distance to make it 1-0 after ten minutes and set Rangers on their way.

Six minutes later it was 2-0 thanks to Demi Vance’s free-kick, curling one beyond the opposition keeper from just outside the area.

It was 3-0 within the half-hour, Jane Ross again proving clinical to beat Johnstone in the Celtic goal and have the three points looking very secure.

The tables turned a little in the second 45 as the Rangers players took their foot off the accelerator, Caitlin Hayes pulling one back for Celtic seven minutes after the restart and reviving their slim hopes of salvaging something from the game.

Despite dominating much of the second 45, the visitors couldn’t find any way to get the second goal that would have set up a nervy finale and Rangers now head into the summer looking forward to Champions League football next season.

Rangers stars deserve massive credit after historic SWPL success

Malky Thomson and his players end the campaign having drawn twice and won 25 times from their 27 games, maintaining a seven-point gap to long-time champions Glasgow City to dethrone them.

Everyone involved this season deserves huge credit and the Light Blues now have a massive platform to build from ahead of the clubs joining the SPFL.

The women’s game is only just starting to really get a grip and grow and Rangers’ success can hopefully be the first of many, many more.

Rangers: Fife, Vance, Westrup, Swaby, Docherty, Reilly, Cornet, Watson, Grant, Ross, Hay.
Subs: Cunningham, Brownlie, Arnth, Middag, McCoy, Arnot, Kerr.

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