RANGERS Women’s head coach Gregory Vignal thought his side were strong from start to finish as they progressed to the semi-finals of the SSE Scottish Cup.

A penalty scored by captain Clare Gemmell on the 12th minute was the difference against Aberdeen at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Vignal said: “It was really really good win, I am really pleased it was a really difficult game it was windy, the pitch was bobbly and it was a long trip so I am really pleased with the performance from today.

“I said to the girls all week you need to be ready and prepare for this game properly it is a cup game away from home, especially against Aberdeen a long trip and they are a difficult club to play against so I said be ready and to be honest we played the game plan and we were strong from the start to the end so it was really good.”

“You need to score if you can really early but it doesn’t mean you will win the game but at least you know when you are winning you can control the game so we scored a good penalty and after we fought until the end but to be honest it wasn’t easy today.

“They have to learn to manage this type of game especially away from home against a good club so this is something we have to learn.

“This the type of game they have to have under the belt to make progress so I’m really pleased it is a good win so now we can go home and enjoy and day off tomorrow.”

The win puts Rangers in the hat for Tuesday’s semi-final draw alongside Glasgow City, Hibs and Motherwell.

Vignal added: “I think it is good progress for the club and for the squad this is where we want to be and I said when I came in July that this four months we need to make sure we are ready for next year.

“We have to use this four months to increase every department so I am really pleased with today.”

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