Both teams had something to celebrate going into the game: Glasgow City winning their tenth title in a row (a Scottish record) whilst Rangers’ defender and Scotland legend Rhonda Jones was playing her final game before retiring. And both teams put on a magnificent show where more history was made.
And Rangers shocked City by taking the lead in the opening minute when Lisa Swanson was played through on goal and lobbed City’s Erin Clachers.
As you would expect from the champions, City responded with pressure and Rangers’ keeper Laura Hamilton was forced into good saves from Hayley Rosen and Brogan Hay.
But when Brogan Hay was fouled 25 yards from goal, City history was made. Up stepped Leanne Ross, the only City player to have been involved in all ten of ’10 in a Row’ and picked out the top corner with her free-kick. That made her City’s all-time top goal scorer, overtaking club legend Suzanne Lappin’s record of 231 goals.
Soon after, Rangers retook the lead through a penalty which Katey Turner converted.
City though fought back and equalised. Lauren McMurchie’s shot smashed off the post and Cheryl McCulloch was there to blast the ball into the net.
Just after the hour mark, Rangers won another penalty and this time it was Lisa Swanson who scored from the spot to send the Gers into the lead once again.
Once again, City equalised, this time through Clare Shine who had only come on three minutes before.
City took the lead for the first time when they won their own penalty which Ross converted. And then Erin Cuthbert sealed an astonishing victory with a stunning volley.