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Rangers defeat Glasgow City in derby

Glasgow City 0

None

Rangers FC Girls 5

Erin Wishart 2, 10, Robertson 5, 75, Middleton 3
  • Sunday, 14 September 2014
  • Petershill Park
  • 17's Girls
  • Megan Sneddon League
It was a mild day at Petershill Park as Rangers Girls defeated Glasgow City 5-0 in the top of the table clash in the Megan Sneddon league. Rangers found themselves four up after ten minutes following a brace from Erin Wishart, a header by Alex Middleton and another goal by Sarah Robertson. However, after half time Glasgow City began to put pressure on Rangers, Brogan Hay saw her free kick from twenty-five yards crash against the bar. The match was wrapped up fifteen minutes from time after a stunning volley from Robertson which consolidated Rangers’ place at the top of the table and maintained their 100% record.
 
The match was only two minutes old when Rangers opened the scoring, tricky winger Dana Baird weaved her way out of pressure on the left and provided a low cross to Erin Wishart who slotted the ball into the goal from inside the box.
 
One minute later Rangers were two up. A corner was floated into the six yard box and Alex Middleton rose above everyone to fire her header into the net.
 
In the fifth minute it was three. Once again, Baird was lively on the left and provided another low cross which was finished by Sarah Robertson in the box – this goal was a carbon copy of the first!
 
Five minutes later Wishart added a second goal to her name. Defender Kayleigh Docherty played a high through ball, which evaded the City defence, to Wishart who chipped Erin Clachers in goal as she came out to try and challenge for the ball.
 
Twenty minutes in and Rangers almost had number five, Baird hit a free kick from thirty yards out that looked destined for goal but Clachers made a fantastic low save to deny the winger.
 
The rest of the half became very scrappy and no other chances were created, City began to settle into the game after being stunned by a Rangers master class in the first ten minutes.
  • Half Time:
  • Glasgow City
  • 0-4
  • Rangers FC Girls
It was Glasgow City who came out the strongest after the half time break. Ten minutes into the half Brogan Hay used her pace to break free from the Rangers defence and unleash a shot towards goal but her attempt was held by Jordyn Elliot in the Rangers goal.
 
On the sixty-fifth minute Wishart almost had her hat-trick, she found herself in a pocket of space at the edge of the box but her effort crept wide of the goal.
 
Glasgow City almost pulled a goal back twenty minutes from time, Hay fired a free kick from twenty-five yards out which smacked the bar and went over for a goal kick. It only had to be a few inches lower and it would’ve been in!
 
Rangers then sealed the game fifteen minutes before the end of the match. A free kick was launched into the back post where Robertson was on hand to volley home from six yards out.
 
The match then ended and Rangers were victorious. After a crazy first ten minutes the match settled down and both sides were pretty much even for the majority of the match. Rangers deserved the win though and they showed their quality today.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Glasgow City
  • 0-5
  • Rangers FC Girls

Lineups

Glasgow City
Rangers FC Girls
1. Erin Clachers
3. Chloe Gilfoyle
4. Hannah Thompson Coakley
18. Marieanne MacDonald
8. Taylor Watson
9. Jamie-Lee Dearie
10. Lyndsay McCall
75 Courtney Whyte
12. Roseanne Wardlaw
14. Amy Burrows
13 Kodie Hay
2. Maxine Welsh
5. Kirsty Fraser
19. Brogan Hay
14. Murron Cunningham
15. Lauren Elizabeth Simmons
16. Aimee McGourlick
17.Aimee Docherty
1 Jordyn Elliot
8 Claire Louise Adams
7 Dana Baird
4 Kayleigh Docherty
3 Jordan McLintock
12 Shannon McNicholl
5 Alex Middleton
10 Sarah Robertson
6 Erin Wishart
19 Lauren Sar
9 Hannah Robertson
14 Megan Felgate
16 Claile Falqua
17 Lauren Watters
Star Player
Glasgow City
Rangers FC Girls
Brogan Hay - Caused all sorts of problems for the Rangers defence when she came on, hit the bar with a free kick and looked dangerous all match.
Dana Baird - Quick and tricky, the winger caused havoc in the City defence, also assisted two goals.
Magic Moment
Glasgow City
Rangers FC Girls
The effort from Hay which struck the bar, it was the closest City had come to scoring.
Wishart's goal which involved the chip over the goalkeeper. A magic moment in the match and a magic finish!
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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