RANGERS Ladies finished another successful pre-season on Sunday with an emphatic 8-0 over the 1st Division Hibernian Development team.

With the 2014 campaign getting underway with a League Cup clash with Spartans WFC Angie Hind’s Gers side looked in top form in their final preparations.

The home side scored their first of the afternoon with just three minutes gone, Megan Karagiozis playing a great first time ball for Hayley Cunningham down the left whose cross was bulleted in by the head of Megan Foley.

Amanda Traynor added a second shortly after when she made a fantastic run down the right wing before cutting in and finishing well past the keeper.

Foley came close to doubling her tally only a minute later but her shot was to be denied by the crossbar and the Hibs defence was quick to clear.

Foley wasn’t to be denied however and netted her brace close to the half hour mark, chipping the keeper.

Cunningham, having provided others with opportunities throughout the early stages of the game, got her own name on the score sheet shortly after the break when she latched on to an Amy Lindsay cross at the back post and fired it past the keeper.

Traynor’s second of the day came as she collected possession outside the box and rounded two defenders before an excellent top corner finish that left the keeper with no chance.

Foley’s hat trick was then complete moments later. Kathryn Hill provided a cross from the right hand side which Foley could simply tap in at the back post.

Traynor, not to be outdone, netted her own hat trick when she anticipated well and picked off a poor pass between the Hibs centre halves and rounded the keeper to finish.

With a minute remaining Hill, who was a constant attacking threat in the second half, was played in by a Watson header from a Krnjaic cross. Hill blasted a shot off and stretched the lead at full time to eight goals.

Speaking after the game Hind said: “We have faced different teams this pre-season with various strengths to allow us to focus on specific areas of our game.

“Today we were able to put a lot of what we have been working on in an attacking sense into practice and I thought we created many good chances and converted well, especially in the second half.

“The team are coming together very nicely and we are really pleased with how the young players have also contributed to the strength of the team.”

Rangers now look forward a return to competitive action in their game against Edinburgh side Spartans. The game will be the last with Head Coach Angie Hind in charge before her move to the US to take up her role at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

She added: “To say the team are ready to start the 2014 season would be an understatement. These players been working since mid November on various aspects of their individual game and as a team are stronger, mentally and physically, and as a group are closer than ever.

“We are excited about the draw with Spartans and feel prepared for this game. Spartans are a team with some good individual players and we will be aware of that, however our focus will be on how effective we will be.”

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