Rangers will kick off the second half of the SWPL season against league leaders Glasgow City at Petershill Park on Sunday 2pm. To celebrate the restart of the league after the break Rangers have announced that all children under the age of 16 will gain free entry to the game, if they are accompanied by a paying adult.
It should be another close affair as Rangers, currently in third spot, narrowly lost 3-2 in the opening day fixture between the two sides back in March. Since that day, Rangers have remained unbeaten while City have kept up their 100% win record, so Sunday’s clash promises to be a competitive and entertaining game.
During the mid-season break Glasgow City brought in three internationalists, as Celtic and Scotland international striker Emily Thomson, Republic of Ireland international striker Denise O’Sullivan and Northern Ireland defender Julie Nelson joined the ranks of Eddie Wolecki Black’s side, ahead of their UEFA Women’s champions league qualifiers in August.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash, Rangers head coach Angie Hind’s said: “We head into the start of the most important phase of the season with a game against the top team in the league which will of course be a challenge, however I believe that the remaining 10 league games will all be challenging and very competitive.
“So far this season our team has shown from week to week that we are getting better and so we are stronger now than we were in March. The last time we played City was a close match and I thought we looked very good on the ball and caused them problems throughout the match. They are obviously a good side but I feel we have developed a lot and so I think it will be interesting to see what we can do on Sunday.”
Written by Gillian Campbell