New Zealand goalkeeper Vic Esson was on the losing end of an entertaining Scottish Cup final when her Rangers team were beaten 2-0 by arch-rivals Celtic.
Esson and her defenders were unable to deal with two Celtic crosses in the second half, conceding goals to Natasha Flint (64′) and Claire O’Riordan (67′) in goalmouth scrambles.
It was a double disappointment for Esson and Rangers as a week earlier they missed out on the Scottish Women’s Premier League title on the last day of play, when Meikayla Moore’s Glasgow City side clinched the title.
Fern and Celtic midfielder Olivia Chance missed the Scottish Cup final through injury.
The final was the first to be staged at Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden, and attracted a crowd of 10,446.
This fell short of the 15,822 record for a women’s game in Scotland, set the weekend before when Celtic played Hearts in the final league game of the season.
Main photo: An advancing Vic Esson forces a Celtic forward to shoot wide of the Rangers goal in the first half.