MATCH POSTPONED due to high winds
RANGERS vs QUEEN’S PARK
Sunday, 9ᵗʰ February 2020 – 3PM kick-off
The Hummel Training Centre, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6EH
Queen’s Park are in SWPL Cup action this Sunday as they take on SWPL 1 side Rangers in the first match of the group stage. The match kicks-off at 3PM at the Hummel Training Centre in Milngavie. Tickets can be bought on the gate and cost £5 for adults, £3 for students and concessions, and £1 for under 16s.
Queen’s Park have been drawn in Group B of the SWPL Cup, alongside Rangers (SWPL 1), Hamilton Academical (SWPL 2) and Dundee United (SWPL 2). Queen’s Park face Rangers on Sunday, 9ᵗʰ February at the Hummel Training Centre in Milngavie, Hamilton Academical on Sunday, 16ᵗʰ February at Lesser Hampden in Glasgow, and Dundee United on Sunday, 1st March in Dundee, at a venue to be confirmed.
The most recent meeting between the two sides came on the 4ᵗʰ May, 2014 at Woodfarm High School in East Renfrewshire. The match ended 4–1 to Rangers, with goals from Megan Burns (née Sneddon), Hayley Cunningham, Suzanne Mulvey (née Malone) and Megan Foley for Rangers, and Val Mazzoni for Queen’s Park.
Last season, Rangers finished in fourth place, with 11 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses, 26 points behind champions Glasgow City. However, last December they announced their desire to become the first full-time professional women’s team in the country, and in the last few weeks they have strengthened their squad with several new signings, including current Scotland internationals Zoe Ness, who has left Lewes to sign a short-term contract with the club, and Jenna Fife, who has joined from Hibernian.
Co-managed by Gregory Vignal and Malky Thomson, Rangers have recently signed striker Bala Devi, who is currently the all-time top scorer for the Indian national team, with 52 goals in 58 appearances. Midfielder Chelsea Cornet has joined the club from Hibernian, defender Carly Girasoli has arrived from Scottish champions Glasgow City, goalkeeper Megan Cunningham has signed from rivals Celtic, midfielder Sonia O’Neill has arrived from Division 1 Féminine side Fleury 91, highly-rated midfielder Kirsten Reilly has returned to Scotland after a short spell in England with Bristol City, while Northern Ireland international midfielders Megan Bell and Demi Vance have joined from Durham and Glentoran, respectively. France U19 defender Lisa Martinez has extended her loan deal from Montpellier, and defender Daïna Bourma, also a former France youth international who came through the ranks at Lyon and Montpellier, has signed a new one-year contract. Winger Brogan Hay, defender Emma Brownlie and captain Clare Gemmell have all re-signed with the club.