RANGERS succumbed to defeat in a disappointing loss away to Stirling University on Sunday.

An 88th minute Emma Lyons winner sealed the three points for Stirling despite Gers dominating for long spells throughout.

Lyons’ goal for the hosts allowed Stirling to pick up their second domestic victory of the season and saw Rangers slip down into fourth place in the SWPL.

The Light Blues could have opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Chantelle Brown got a run on Stirling goalkeeper Chloe Logan.

The stopper failed to gather the ball and after it bounced over the keeper’s head, Brown tapped towards goal only to see her shot cleared off the line by the back-tracking Rebecca Blair.

Hayley Sinclair was next to trouble Chloe Logan in the Stirling goal but the keeper was equal to it this time on the half hour mark.

Rangers began to take control of the contest and Chantelle Brown had two terrific chances to open the scoring late in proceedings.

Lauren Doran-Barr picked out Brown who leathered the cross-bar before the 77th minute when Brown was once again denied by a spectacular Chloe Logan save onto the post.

The game looked like it was heading for a goalless draw when Lyons stepped up to steal the victory for Stirling with moments to spare.

A Rebecca Blair free kick was controlled brilliantly at the back-post by Nicole Pullar who sent an inch perfect cross into Lyons who tapped the ball home from six yards.

Player of the Match: Chantelle Brown.

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