AMY MCDONALD believes Rangers made it hard for themselves to get their eventual win against Forfar Farmington after they failed to take their first half chances.

Rangers found themselves a goal down but had a number of chances, including a penalty, to level the match in the first 45 but it took a strong second half to turn the game on its head.

McDonald said: “I thought we weren’t clinical enough in the first half, I don’t think we played particularly well.

“When we missed the penalty to get back in it, it reminded me of Rangers of old, I think if that was last season we would have really struggled to come back into the game.

“That’s testament to the players mentality now, that we managed to push in the second half, get the goals and get us over the line with the three points.

“Some of the play in the first half was good, the runs from Carla Boyce, trying to get in behind, trying to deal with the wind and the conditions.

“We have been trying to work on that at training, but we definitely need to take our chances, if we do that, we’re scoring three or four in this match.”

McDonald praised the performance of second half substitute, Chantelle Brown, as her first league involvement of the season sparked the comeback.

The Gers Head Coach continued:

“Chantelle Brown really impacted the game when she came on.

“She first of all played the cross for Jade Gallon to hit the shot to get us to 1-1 and she went on to create the winning goal.

“As much as it was probably a cross, she’s hit the ball and the angle of it beats the goalkeeper, but that shows the impact she can have, and we’re delighted to have her back in the team.”

As attention now turns to the next league match against Hibernian, who sit top of the table, McDonald is aware of the threat the opponents can pose.

She said: “This will be a difficult game for us. We know that they’re still well organized and still well structured; they’ve had a really good start to the season.

“For us this match is where we can go and put our marker down and really test ourselves against one of the top teams in the country and see how far away we are.”

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