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RANGERS WFC VS

HIBERNIAN

19|05|2019

OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME


CONTENTS

> 5 | Amy McDonald

> 16 | Sarah Robertson

> 7 | Chloe Nicholson > 11 My Teammates: Nicole Pullar > 27 Girls Soccer Schools Centres > 30 Fixtures & Results

> 13 | Clare Gemmell > 24 Getting To Know: Chantelle Brown > 29 Blueprints > 32 Appearances & Goals


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MANAGERS NOTES AMY MCDONALD

Welcome to our last home game this side of the season against Hibernian. Our mid-week journey against Forfar was difďŹ cult for many players due to their own commitments at work, school and university. However, we managed to get the three points which is the most important thing. We know we are playing against a quality side today and that Hibernian will want to ďŹ nish in a strong position. We need to ensure we are at our best in defence, attack and transition as any mistakes will be punished. We want to thank you for your ongoing support. It means a lot to us. I would like to also take the opportunity to place on record my thanks to Maryanne Orr. She is taking a break from her media duties but without her commitment, hardwork and dedication we would not have reached the followers on twitter and gained consistency in our reporting. Volunteering is an arduous task at times but for us Maryanne has been a constant and will always remain part of the Rangers Family. Not all heroes wear capes. Thank you Maryanne.

Thank you for your continued support.

Amy


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THE GERS ISLAND STAR Meet the youngster paving the way for talent from the north.

RANGERS handed a debut to 17-year-old Chloe Nicholson at the start of May and in that moment the goalkeeper became a trailblazer for talent from the Western Isles. The youngster was identified by Scotland’s National Team coaches and then recommended to Head Coach Amy McDonald and the Rangers Academy, who hope she is the first of many. From there she began training with the Gers first team at the start of 2019 when they embarked on their pre-season. The 360 mile round trip to training and games is even more impressive than her rise through the Rangers ranks at a rapid rate. Chloe is now flown in by the club to train and play and has two first team appearances under her belt following games against Stirling and Forfar. Speaking to RangersTV ahead of the match today, she said: It meant a lot to sign for Rangers; it had always been my dream when I was younger. I always wanted to play for Rangers and then work my way up to the first-team.


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“My dad used to play and I used to watch him then one of my local clubs asked me to play for them and that is where I started from, playing for the boys' team. I played in goal once and have loved it ever since, it is really good being in goal. “Wearing the Rangers badge means so much to me, I am so happy to be playing for them. “The team have been great at welcoming me and they are always talking to me and asking me questions about my life and my family. “I have been training with the Scotland Under 17s and that is hopefully putting me on the path to the international team, which is my big ambition, as well as playing for the Rangers first team.

I hope to inspire the younger kids from the Islands that it is possible to follow their dreams because that is what I am doing.”

“It is very hard to juggle football with my schoolwork; I have to put school in front and then have had to give up some of my spare time to travel down every weekend. “It is very difficult to manage everything because I train during the week Monday to Thursday and also coach but I do manage it somehow. “It was hard at first flying back and forth but after a while I got used to it.” Amy McDonald is the one responsible for allowing Chloe to break into the first team set-up at Rangers. In the 4-1 win over Stirling on May 5, the game she gave the keeper her debut she also played fellow 17-year-old Rosie McQuillan for the same time, alongside 21-year-old Shivon Honeyman. McDonald said: “It was great to have some of the youth players come on and make their first-team debut. “We gave three players their first appearance, Shivon had been in since pre-season training with us, Rosie too who is still in the Under 17 squad and I thought she showed great composure.


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“Then the final of the three was Chloe who came on in goal and did a great job. Her communication given that she is flying in and out from Stornoway and doesn't know the girls as well was exceptional. “We started communicating with some of the national squad coaches and there is not the performance pathway up in Stornoway but Chloe is someone who is recognised as having talent. “We were really happy to accommodate her and she really has great ability. Moving forward for a lot of players who are in the Highlands or on the Islands, they want to be able to move down. “She is flying in and out and has been since the start of the season, getting some training in with the team so she feels familiar with the players.

We were super impressed with her against Stirling which is why we decided to fly her in for the Forfar and Hibs games.

“I don't have any qualms about playing her and I think it is very similar to how the academy are looking at it.”


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MY TEAMMATES Nicole Pullar

Who is the fastest in the team? Brogan Hay Who is the slowest in the team? I’d have to say Jade (Baillie) or Kyhm (Ramsay) Who is the hardest worker in training? Everyone works really hard, but I’d say the twins. They’re serious, man. Who can’t live without their phone? Carla Boyce. She’s always on it! Who has most promise as a manager? Chelsea (Watson) Who has the best taste in music? I’d have to say Carla, because it’s always her music we listen to! Who has the worst taste in music? Jade Baillie Who is the funniest in the team? (Claire) Gemmell Who is the most serious? Weirdly, that’s Gemmell again! She’s just quality.


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MATCH REPORT FORFAR FARMINGTON 2 RANGERS WFC 3 5 MAY 2018 | BENBURB | SWPL

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.

I thought we made it difficult for ourselves. When we got the ball down and got some good passing in, it was a lot better but we did make it hard, and it was quite sloppy. Sarah Robertson

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 onna 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.


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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


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ENDING ON A HIGH Sarah Robertson wants the Gers to finish the first half of the season with a win.

SCOTLAND embarks on an exciting summer of football after the final whistle today but before she can enjoy watching the World Cup Sarah Robertson wants a win. Back in the side after an early season injury the forward knows the dangers that Hibernian will pose today but wants to see her side end the first half of the season on a high. Robertson said: “We’re looking forward to it, it is another massive game and will be a tough test but we’re excited.

We’ll get back into training and prepare for that the way we do every game.

“We’ll play are own game and prepare like we always do, we’ll look to get the ball down and get our players on the ball going forward but it is going to be a tough one.”


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Rangers currently occupy fourth in the league table after a mixed bag of results but with a game in hand and only six points behind second spot, Robertson thinks that a positive end to the first half will spur the side on the have a more consistent results when the league returns in August. She said: “We’ll be trying to end the season on a high, it’s been a bit inconsistent this half

of

the

season.

We’ve played well in spells but we just need to get that level of consistency again so it would be a great to end the season with a win.”

As the league winds down for the break, excitement remains in Scotland with two major tournaments on the horizon. The Scottish Women’s National Team fly off to France for their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup finals and Scotland hosts the Women’s U19 EURO. Nicola Docherty, Lana Clelland and Erin Cuthbert came through the ranks at Rangers and will represent Scotland on the biggest stage while Rangers’ very own Amy Muir will captain Scotland at U19 level. With the tournaments fast approaching, Robertson believes that the domestic game can reap the rewards. She said: “It’s a great boost for women’s football, it’s getting so close now, I think the whole of Scotland are just really excited to see the player in action. “Erin Cuthbert has been performing in the Champions League and doing amazing for Chelsea just now, so she’ll be definitely one to watch.”


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MATCH REPORT RANGERS WFC 4 STIRLING UNIVERSITY 1 5 MAY 2018 | BENBURB | SWPL

RANGERS claimed all three points against Stirling University in a return to Benburb as the Light Blues look to end the first half of the season on a high. A wonderful strike within minutes of kick off from Carla Boyce was cancelled out 10 minutes later by Stirling’s Naomi Welch. However, Rangers came out strong in the second half and a goal from substitute Chantelle Brown put Rangers back in front. With minutes to go in the match a quick fire Rangers double, courtesy of Jade Gallon and ShivohnHoneyman, ensured the three points went to Rangers. Rangers attacked from the first whistle and threatened through Carla Boyce within the first minute, the striker’s shot wide of the target. But Boyce more than made up for the miss as she opened the scoring seconds later. The ball was played over the top of the Stirling defence from Clare Gemmell and Boyce timed her run to perfection, latching onto the pass and looping it over Rebecca Sjogerud in the Stirling goal, giving Rangers the advantage.

I thought that Chloe Nicholson was exceptional when she came on, Shivhon (Honeyman) then scored and I thought Rosie McQuillan showed a calmness on the ball too. Amy McDonald

The advantage didn’t last long however, as Stirling crept into the match and were able to find an equaliser. Gemma Mason made a strong run down the left wing and held the ball up well to cross into the box, Naomi Welch brought the ball down and turned with the ball, lobbing it over Jade Baillie in the Rangers goal. Chances were hard to come by as the first half continues, Laura McCartney and Sarah Robertson the only Rangers players to test Sjogerud while Welch had another shot for Stirling, well held by Baillie. Rangers made two changes at the break in search for a winner, Chantelle Brown replacing Sarah Robertson and Chloe Nicolson making her first team debut, replacing Jade Baillie in the Rangers goal. Brown made an instant impact driving down the left wing and forcing a corner from Stirling. Brown continued to press Stirling creating two more chances early in the second half and with 20 minutes to play, it was Brown who put Rangers back in front.


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Amy Muir broke down the left wing and laid the ball off to Boyce who was able to find Brown. Brown composed herself and curled the ball round Sjogerud. Play continued to swing back and fourth as Stirling fought for a way back into the match and Rangers introduced two more players for their debuts as Shivohn Honeyman and Rosie McQuillan replaced Boyce and Muir. Rosie McQuillan made herself known straight away dancing her way through the Stirling defence and unleashing a shot that Sjogerud was able to deal with. Then with only minutes left to play, Rangers found the back of the net again. Rosie McQuillan’s pace and inch perfect pass setting up Jade Gallon to fire home. With the points all but secure, Rangers grabbed a fourth, this time Jade Gallon turning provider for Honeyman who had been on the pitch for only three minutes. Honeyman took her chance and expertly guided the ball past Sjogerud to make it Rangers 4-1 Stirling University RANGERS: Baillie (Nicolson 45’), Dalgliesh, L. Gallon (Coakley 30’), Watson, Muir (Honeyman 86’), Gemmell, Napier, McCartney, Boyce (McQuillan 80’) Robertson (Brown 45’) J. Gallon GOALS: Boyce 2’, Brown 71’, J. Gallon 87’, Honeyman89’ STIRLING UNIVERSITY: Sjogerud, Simpson, Murphy, Falconer, Connor, Coppel (Gray 80’), Kim, Fulton (Kerr 80’), Mason, Welch, Rule (Lyons 91’) GOALS: Welch 13’


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CAPTAIN’S NOTES CLARE GEMMELL

THIS week we play Hibernian in the league, it is our last game before the break and we all want to end the first half of the season on a high. We know that it is going to be a tough game but we have to go into the game with confidence and look to build on our performances over the last couple of weeks. We've had two good wins on the bounce and scored a lot of goals. We played Forfar on Wednesday night in a game that we made difficult for ourselves at times. Despite that we came away with the 3 points and had three different goal scorers which shows the quality we have. We haven’t shown our full potential this season, we need to start the game at one hundred percent and try to exploit them in the right areas. We are looking to close the gap towards the top of the table. We will see you in August. I hope you enjoy the summer and watching Scotland in the World Cup. Enjoy the game,

Clare


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GETTING TO KNOW Chantelle Brown Position: Winger/Full Back Where did you grow up? I grew up in a town called Larkhall Which team did you support growing up? Rangers What was the first team you played for? I played with Larkhall United Boys and then I moved to Hamilton Accies. I think I was 10 then. Who was your favourite player growing up? Lionel Messi What was your first strip? It was definitely a Rangers one, but I can’t remember which one. I’d assume it was a Rangers one because I’ve supported them all of my life. Who is the best player you’ve played alongside? It has to be Erin Cuthburt and Rhonda Jones. Who is the best player that you’ve played against? I can’t remember names, but it was probably when I was away with Scotland against teams like Germany, Spain and France. How would you describe your taste in music? It’s okay, I like to listen to chill. I’m quite a chilled person, so I’ll listen to any kind of music really. I’m not that fussed. What is the most used app on your phone? It has to be Snapchat

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Who has had the most influence in your career? My dad and my gran and papa. Do you have any pets? I’ve got two dogs, called Ben and Millie. What was your first game you attended? I can’t remember what game it was, but it was definitely a Rangers one. It was for my birthday though, and I got my name up on the scoreboard. If you had to cook a meal for someone what would you cook? Chicken fajitas. Which player past or present would you most like to play alongside? I’m not too sure about that one! If you were to spend a day in one of your teammate’s shoes who would it be and why? That would be Jade Baillie because she’s always happy and outgoing.


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Girls Soccer Schools Term Time Centres

YOU can be Simply the Best With Rangers Soccer Schools. There are a number of Girls only term-time centres running at different venues in Glasgow. Whether it’s developing new skills or meeting friends, our Soccer Centres are the ideal way to get involved in football. Our current course information is below: ●

Sundays at The Hummel Training Centre 5.45pm to 7.15pm

Tuesdays at Toryglen Football Centre 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Fridays at The Hummel Training Centre 4.30pm to 5.30pm

For more information or to book call 0141 580 8819 or email soccerschools@rangers.co.uk


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Rangers coaches at the Soccer Schools NI Girls Advanced centre in May.

Caitlin O’Hara posted on Twitter after meeting World Record holder Graeme Lightbody, who did 61,100 in 6.5 hours!

A group shot of a recent Football Fans In Training course at Ibrox ran by the Rangers Charity Foundation. Fighting fit all round!


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FIXTURES & RESULTS Feb-19

Sun 10 Feb 14:00 SBSSWPL Sun 17 Feb 12:00 SBSSWPL Sun 24 Feb 12:00 SWPL Cup

Mar-19

Sun 10 Mar 14:00 SBSSWPL Sun 17 Mar 13:00 SBSSWPL Sun 24 Mar 11:45 SWPL Cup Sun 31 Mar 14:00 SBSSWPL

Apr-19

Sun 7 Apr 15:30 SWPL Cup Wed 17 Apr 19:00 SBSSWPL Sun 21 Apr 13:00 SBSSWPL Sun 28 Apr 14:00 SBSSWPL

May-19

Sun 5 May 14:00 SBSSWPL Wed 15 May 19:00 SBSSWPL Sun 19 May 14:00 SBSSWPL

Aug-19

Sun 4 Aug 14:00 SBSSWPL Sun 18 Aug 14:00 SBSSWPL Sun 25 Aug 14:00 SBSSWPL

Sep-19

Sun 8 Sep 14:00 SBSSWPL Sun 22 Sep 12:00 SBSSWPL Sun 29 Sep 14:00 SBSSWPL

Oct-19

Sun 20 Oct 13:00 SBSSWPL Sun 27 Oct 14:00 SBSSWPL

Nov-19

Sun 3 Nov 14:30 SBSSWPL Sun 17 Nov 13:00 SBSSWPL

Rangers WFC P-P Glasgow City Stirling University WFC 1-4 Rangers WFC Partick Thistle WFC 0-4 Rangers WFC

Rangers WFC 2-1 Forfar Farmington Hibernian LFC 4-0 Rangers WFC Rangers WFC 4-1 Forfar Farmington Rangers WFC 1-4 Celtic FC

Glasgow City 5-1 Rangers WFC Motherwell FC 3-3 Rangers WFC Spartans FC 0-1 Rangers WFC Glasgow City 8-0 Rangers WFC

Rangers WFC 4-1 Stirling University WFC Forfar Farmington 2-3 Rangers WFC Rangers WFC VS Hibernian LFC

Celtic FC VS Rangers WFC Rangers WFC VS Motherwell FC Rangers WFC VS Spartans LFC

Rangers WFC VS Glasgow City Stirling University WFC VS Rangers WFC Rangers WFC VS Forfar Farmington

Hibernian LFC VS Rangers WFC Rangers WFC VS Celtic FC

Motherwell FC VS Rangers WFC Spartans LFC VS Rangers WFC


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SBSSWPL LEAGUE TABLE

SBSSWPL TOP SCORERS

RANGERS WFC STAFF: Amy McDonald (Manager), Andrew Gardner (Assistant Coach), Roger Domingo Roca (Assistant Coach), Nicola Hardie (Goalkeeping Coach), Robert Taylor (VIdeo Analyst), Victoria Campbell (Doctor), Charlene MacKinnon (Physio), George Mathieson (Sports Therapist) CONTRIBUTORS: Alice Hedworth, Lorraine Hill, Maryanne Orr, Kenny Boag, Jack Ewing, Clare Gemmell


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APPEARANCES & GOALS #

NAME

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Last Updated 16/05

APPS

SUB

GLS

Y

R

Khym Ramsay

4

0

0

0

0

2

Gill Inglis

5

5

0

0

0

3

Amy Muir

10

2

1

0

0

4

Chelsie Watson

4

1

1

0

0

5

Lauren Gallon

8

2

0

0

0

6

Ellis Dalgliesh

10

1

0

0

0

7

Brogan Hay

0

0

0

0

0

8

Holly Napier

10

2

3

0

0

9

Nicole Pullar

5

4

1

0

0

10

Jade Gallon

7

3

5

2

0

11

Chantelle Brown

6

6

3

0

0

12

Sarah Robertson

4

1

1

0

0

14

Siobhan Honeyman

0

2

1

0

0

15

Terri Donnelly

4

1

0

0

0

16

Rosie McQuillan

0

2

0

1

0

17

Claire Gemmell

12

0

2

1

0

18

Carla Boyce

11

1

5

0

0

19

Laura McCartney

7

4

1

0

0

20

Hannah Coakley

8

2

2

0

0

21

Jade Baillie

7

0

0

0

0

22

Caitlin O’Hara

5

1

1

1

0

23

Hannah Robertson

0

0

0

0

0

Chloe Nicolson

1

1

0

0

0


RANGERS WFC VS

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19|05|2019

OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

RANGERS WFC

HIBERNIAN LFC

1. Khym Ramsay

1. Jenna Fife

2. Gill Inglis

2. Clare Williamson

3. Amy Muir

3. Jamie-Lee Napier

4. Chelsie Watson

4. Siobhan Hunter

5. Lauren Gallon

6. Leah Eddie

6. Ellis Dalgliesh

8. Cailin Michie

7. Brogan Hay

9. Lia Tweedie

8. Holly Napier

RANGERS V HIBERNIAN

9. Nicole Pullar

SBSSWPL BENBURB FOOTBALL CLUB 19.05.2019

10. Jade Gallon 11. Chantelle Brown

TODAYS OFFICIALS

12. Sarah Robertson

REFEREE Ian Hart

14. Siobhan Honeyman 15. Terri Donnelly 16. Rosie McQuillan

ASSISTANT REFEREES Ciaran McGowan Christopher Irving

10. Shannon McGregor 11. Colette Cavanagh 12. Lauren Davidson 13. Jennifer Currie 14. Shannon McGregor 15. Amy Gallacher 16. Ellis Notely 17. Joelle Murray

17. Clare Gemmell ©

19. Chelsea Cornet

18. Carla Boyce

23. Rachel Small

19. Laura McCartney

29. Kirsty Morrison

20. Hannah Coakley

32. Kirsten Reilly

21. Jade Baillie 22. Caitlin O’Hara 23. Hannah Robertson

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