RANGERS under-17s claimed the League Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over rivals Celtic at Toryglen.

The Light Blues had defeated their city neighbours in the league already this season in the only match in which either side had failed to collect maximum points.

So it was expected to be a hard fought affair, but with a squad made up of a number of players from last season’s all-conquering under-15 side Rangers were in confident mood.

And it took some fine stops from Celtic keeper Laura Hamilton to deny Rangers to keep the scores level at the interval.

The second half saw Rangers come out even more purposefully and Amanda Traynor picked out Caitlin McLean in the box but her header was wide of the target.

Traynor was then twice denied by fine blocks before Rangers broke the deadlock when Megan Mason forced home the rebound from Traynor’s second attempt.

Celtic looked likely to pull a goal back when Samantha MacMillian played in Chelsea McKay but after racing clear she fired her chance wide of the upright.

Minutes later Rangers punished the miss by adding a second and all but securing the win.

Kirsty Howat was left to slot in to an empty goal when McLean and Hamilton clashed leaving both down in the penalty area.

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