Motherwell put in a fighting display but fell to a 5-0 defeat against Rangers on Sunday.
Doubles from Brogan Hay and Lizzie Arnot, and a further goal from Jane Ross, was enough to secure Rangers all three points in the opening SWPL Cup group stage match.
Motherwell made it difficult for Rangers to create anything in the opening minutes of the game.
However, their robust defence was eventually broken on 19 minutes by Hay. Khym Ramsay made an excellent save from Jane Ross from close range, but the rebound fell to Hay to tap in to break the deadlock.
Hay then grabbed her second and Rangers’ second on 23 minutes. Motherwell failed to clear their lines and the striker slotted it in the bottom corner to double her side’s advantage.
Three minutes later, Rangers were awarded a free kick 25 yards out. Arnot stepped up and despite Ramsay getting a hand to it, the shot had too much power for the goalkeeper and hit the back of the net for goal number three.
In the second half, Motherwell grabbed a stronger hold in the game and had more possession, limiting Rangers to few chances.
With 10 minutes to go, Rangers made it four when Ross got on the end of an Arnot cross.
Arnot would grab her second on the stroke of the final whistle, when she finished after running through on goal.
With three matches still to go in the group, Motherwell still have it all to play for and travel to Aberdeen next Sunday for their second match.