Motherwell’s final away game of the SWPL1 season ended in defeat at Rangers on Sunday.
The title-chasing hosts netted six without reply, with Nicola Docherty, Kirsten Reilly, Rachel McLauchlan, Zoe Ness, Clare Gemmell and a Jordan McLintock own goal racking up the score.
It didn’t take long for the home side to break the deadlock. After just four minutes, Docherty looked to be trying to swing a cross in, but her effort snuck in past Pollard and Rangers were in front.
Rangers continued to have most of the possession in the game. On 21 minutes, the Gers looked set to double their advantage when Hay used her pace to latch on the ball.
Through on goal in a one v one, goalkeeper Pollard came out and took the ball off of her. Chelsie Watson then blocked the ball on the line from Hay’s second attempt.
However, seven minutes later Rangers did double their advantage. Reilly picked up the ball 25 yards out and decided to take a shot which went flying past the ‘keeper and into the net.
Rangers grabbed a third on 34 minutes, Rachel McLauchlan tapping into an empty net after the ball fell to her in the six-yard box.
It was all one-way traffic in the second half.
Seven minutes after the restart, Rangers got their fourth of the game. Ness’ looping header went over Pollard and into the net.
Motherwell’s afternoon was summed up on 64 minutes.
A ball was flashed across goal and McLintock couldn’t get out of the way of the ball at the back post and it went into her own net for Rangers’ fifth of the afternoon.
Gemmell got in on the act as she headed home for number six on 79 minutes, in what was the captain’s final game at home for Rangers.
Motherwell will finish their SWPL1 campaign when they come up against Celtic at the Penny Cars Stadium next Sunday.
Motherwell: Pollard, Connor, C Watson, G Crooks, Hay, Adams, McLintock, Inglis, McDonald-Nguah, Gardner, Skelton.
Subs: K Watson, Roberts, Sinclair, Pullar, Gallon, M Crooks.