RANGERS ran out 3-2 winners over Forfar Farmington at Station Park in their final away match before the summer break.

Sarah Robertson opened the scoring with a low driving effort from just inside the box before Forfar found an equaliser through Robyn Smith.

Rangers found themselves back in front after captain Clare Gemmell whipped in a corner, evading everyone.

The second half saw two penalties, one for each side, both converted by Jade Gallon for Rangers and Nicola Davidson for Forfar Farmington.

The home side started the match on the front foot, Cassie Cowper almost opening the scoring within the first minute, latching onto a corner and fizzing a shot just wide.

It didn’t take long for Rangers to find their rhythm in the game, Chantelle Brown providing two excellent chances early on, forcing Fiona McNicoll into an acrobatic save.

After quarter of an hour, Rangers found the opener through Sarah Robertson. Carla Boyce had brought the ball to the byline but was unable to force her way into the box, losing out to Forfar’s Donna Paterson.

Laura McCartney done well to recover the ball and skip away from the Forfar defence, playing the ball to Roberson who composed herself and hit the ball low into the far corner.

Losing the goal spurred Forfar into action, threating with two chances, a header from Paterson just wide and a shot from Robyn Smith, on the turn, just over the bar.

Their persistence paid off and Forfar found their equaliser after 20 minutes. The ball was played over the defence and Coakley’s header to clear fell awkwardly, Smith taking full advantage and heading the ball over Nicolson.

It didn’t take long for Rangers to get their noses back in front as they pushed up the pitch and won a corner. Captain Clare Gemmell stood over it and as she swung the ball in, it found its way through the crowd of bodies in the box and into the back of the net.

Gemmell looked to contribute to another goal, making a clever run towards the back post and picking out Holly Napier in space, but Napier couldn’t find the target with her attempt.

The second half brought a calmer start and it took almost half an hour for any real action. With 72 minutes played, Sarah Robertson forced her way into the box and was brought down, the assistant referee spotted the foul and signaled for a penalty. Jade Gallon stepped up and confidently blasted the spot kick into the top corner.

The three points seemed to be secure however only five minutes later, Forfar had a penalty of their own, substitute Rosie McQuillan was judged to have committed the foul. Nicola Davidson stepped up and converted for the home side. However, Rangers were able to hold out for the final 10 minutes of the match and secure another victory of Farmington and take the three points back to Glasgow the match finishing Forfar Farmington 2-3 Rangers.

RANGERS: Nicolson, Muir, Watson, Coakley, McCartney, Gemmell, Napier, J. Gallon, Boyce (64’ McQuillan), Brown (88’ Honeyman), Robertson (82’ Inglis)
SUBS NOT USED: Terri Donnelly, Jade Baillie
GOALS: Robertson (15’), Gemmell (31’), J. Gallon PEN (73’)
YELLOW: J. Gallon, McQuillan

FORFAR FARMINGTON: McNicoll, Cattanach, Paterson, McGinley, Smith, Davidson, Bruce (84’ Hassett), Kilcoyne (73’ Brough), Cowper, McPherson, Trialist (45’ Shillitto)
SUBS NOT USED: White, Weber, Deubel, Williamson
GOALS: Smith (20’), Davidson (78’)
YELLOW: Cowper, Paterson

Article Copyright © 2018. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to www.rangers.co.uk