Forfar Farmington exited the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup at the quarter final stage on Sunday following a 4-1 defeat to Rangers.
Two goals in either half for Rangers sealed their path through to the semi finals despite Danni McGinley pulling one back for Farmington.
Stevie Baxter was forced into one change from the side defeated by Glasgow City as Nicola Davidson missed out due to a knock with Donna Paterson returning from injury.
Amy Muir had the first chance of the game for the hosts at New Tinto Park after twelve minutes following a stubborn start for both sides; the defender hitting the sidenetting from the edge of the box.
Danni McGinley fired wide from distance for Farmington but it was Rangers who were to take the lead in the 17th minute.
Nicole Pullar made her way towards goal and after nipping past Fiona McNicoll was brought down by Donna Paterson; Clare Gemmell stepped up and slotted the penalty past the keeper.
Winger Chantelle Brown had chances to extend their lead but failed to trouble McNicoll before missing the target.
Farmington were unable to break through the Rangers defence in the first half and were reduced to long range strikes; Alana Bruce sending one into Khym Ramsay’s arms.
The lead was doubled two minutes before the break from a Muir corner as Hannah Coakley forced the ball through a pack of players.
The half time lead was deserved for the hosts and it wasn’t long into the second half before they extended it further when Brown broke free and unselfishly squared the ball for the unmarked Pullar to tap into the net.
Gemmell and Boyce had further chances but couldn’t convert and it was following this that Farmington started to press Rangers and threaten.
McGinley fired across goal after being set up by Beth McPherson in the 53rd minute before Cassie Cowper’s corner found Erin Cattanach who blasted wide of the goal.
Further Cowper corners caused problems with Kayleigh Brough having a header deflected wide while Robyn Smith’s follow up corner was sent over the bar by Beth McPherson.
Farmington’s pressure paid off with twenty minutes remaining when Danni McGinley volleyed home from the edge of the box.
The hosts were denied by McNicoll again when Muir’s shot was blocked but Farmington kept up their pressure as Alana Bruce curled low and wide past the post.
Despite looking like the better side during this period, Farmington were to be undone again with five minutes to go as they failed to clear their lines and Carla Boyce made it 4-1.
McPherson came close to reducing the deficit again in injury time when her shot was pushed round the post by Ramsay.
Rangers deservedly through to the semi final stage of the SWPL Cup while Farmington can concentrate of their league campaign, beginning with a trip to Ochilview this Sunday to face Stirling University.
Rangers: Ramsay, Muir, L. Gallon, Dalgliesh (J. Gallon 69), Napier, Pullar (Inglis 60), Brown (Sinclair 69), Gemmell, Boyce, Coakley, O’Hara (Watson 87)
Subs not used: Baillie
Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Cattanach, Paterson, McGinley, Stewart (Robb 49), Smith, Bruce, Klicoyne, Cowper, McPherson, Brough
Subs not used: Deubel, White, Noble, Davidson, Weber