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Spartans 1-0 Rangers – SWPL 1 – Live Text

Spartans 1-0 Rangers

  • Final game before mid-season break
  • Spartans 4th, Rangers 5th.
  • Whoever wins will end the day in 4th. But Rangers need to win to move up to 4th
  • Louise Mason puts Spartans 1-0 up

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Difficult this one, beause neither side were at their best. But, Eartha Cumings stood out for me. She made several great and important saves, her distribution was good and a couple of times she was quickly out to make crucial interceptions and tackles.


Spartans pick up a crucial win, which means they have won their past three SWPL 1 games without conceding.

90+2 mins

Spartans has a free-kick 25 yards out. Danijela Rae’s shot is caught by Johnstone

90 mins

Clare Gemmell shoots from 25 yards, but it’s too easy for Cumings.

85 mins – Rangers Sub


Niamh Johnston replaces Leanne Hughes

83 mins

Nearly a superb impact from Spartans’ second sub. Simone McMahon delivers a superb cross from the right but the unmarked Christie Kerr can only head over.

80 mins – Spartans Sub


Christie Kerr replaces Michelle Russell

79 mins

Hayley Sinclair picks out Brown in the box, but her shot is blocked by Bobby Beveridge and Cumings claim

77 mins

The first corner causes chaos and Spartans clear behind. The second corner sees Cumings come and miss the ball, the ball falls to Gemmell at the near post but she could only shoot wide.

76 mins

Rhonda Jones plays Brown into the box, but her shot is superly saved by Cumings who tips the ball round.

75 mins

Chantelle Brown breaks into the Spartans box but her shot/cross deflects up and Cumings claims.

73 mins – Spartans Sub


Danijela Rae replaces Laura Gavin

70 mins

Mason plays a through-ball that sends Russell through on goal, she takes a touch past the keeper and her shot is cleared off the line by Rhonda Jones. The Corner eventuall falls to Marshall who shoots over

69 mins – GOAL SPARTANS 1-0 Rangers (Louise Mason)


Spartans take the lead. On the right wing, Mason has a speculative effort that goes over Johnstone and into the net

68 mins – Rangers Double Sub


Farquhar and Swanson repelace Turner and Barr

66 mins – Rangers Yellow Card

Yellow - RANGERS

Katey Turner is booked for grabbing Alana Marshall and trying to drag her off the ball.

64 mins

Foley drills a dangerous ball across the six-yard box, but Cumings makes a great claim ahead of Gemmell.

62 mins

Claire Adams plays a superb cross-field ball to Foley in the box, but she gets her shot all wrong as Cumings closed her down. Rangers’ best chance so far.

60 mins

Katey Turner breaks into the Spartans’ box but at the crucial moment she’s denied by Dion McMahon’s superb sliding tackle.

59 mins

Spartans has a corner. Marshall takes it, it finds Reilly at the far post, but leaning back she can only flick her header wide.

55 mins

Michelle Russell turns her marker on the edge of the box, but she shoots straight at the keeper.

52 mins

Louise Mason’s cross from the right is dangerous, but the Rangers’ keeper claims

48 mins

Rangers win a corner and Katey Turner’s delivery nearly picks out Megan Foley, but she had jumped too early to make the contact needed.


Rangers get the second half underway

HALF-TIME: Spartans 0-0 Rangers

Neither side will be too happy after that half as both keepers weren’t tested enough.

45+1 mins

A wonderful ball from Michelle Russell finds Laura Gavin unmarked in the box, she controls the ball but curls the ball wide of the far post.

41 mins

Gemmell’s first corner is cleared behind. Her second is cleared.

40 mins

Turner breaks into the Spartans box, but Cumings narrows the angle and makes the save

35 mins

Hayley Sinclair makes room on the edge of the Spartans’ box but shoots straight at Cumings

32 mins

Spartans win a free-kick just inside the Rangers half, but Rangers launch a counter through Chantelle Brown, but she’s stopped by Bobby Beveridge. Both sides struggling to test the opposition keeper.

24 mins

Another Rangers corner. Gemmell’s delivery ends up hitting the side netting.

22 mins

Spartans has a free-kick from 30 yards, but Louise Mason shot goes tamely wide

21 mins

Gemmell plays a through-ball to Turner, but Cumings is quick out of her box to clear

20 mins

Great play from Foley wins Rangers a corner. Claire Gemmell takes it, the ball eventually falls to Hayley Sinclair whose shot is blocked.

16 mins

Spartans has another corner. Alana Marshall takes it but it goes over everyone and out for a Rangers throw

15 mins

Johnston is quick off her line to deny Russell with a sliding tackle.

12 mins

Rangers try and launch a counter from the corner, but they are denied by the offside flag

12 mins

Alana Marshall shoots from 20 yards, and forces Johnston into a great save to tip behind for a corner.

12 mins

Spartans has another corner. Louise Mason’s delivery is cleared at the near post

10 mins

The original corner comes to nothing, but Foley recycles the box down the left. Her cross finds Turner in a dangerous position, but she’s ruled offside

9 mins

Katey Turner passes to Megan Foley whose first time shot at the near post forces Spartans’ keeper Eartha Cumings to parry over

7 mins

Corner to Spartans, but Marshall’s delivery comes to nothing

3 mins

Good chance for Spartans. Alana Marshall breaks down the left and finds Michelle Russell in the box. She’s never able to turn and passes to Katie Reilly, but the Spartans’ captain’s shot is weak and straight at Rangers’ keeper Claire Johnston


The first half is underway


The teams are coming out. We are minutes away from kick-off.

Rangers Team

12:51 – Spartans Team


The form of these two teams could not be more different. Spartans are looking for their third win in a row in the SWPL 1 (including beating Glasgow City 3-0) whilst Rangers are looking for their first win since the beginning of May.


Welcome to our live-text coverage of Spartans v Rangers in the SWPL1.

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