Forfar Atheltic's Gavin Swankie struck an extra-time winner to send Rangers out of the Scottish League Cup in the first round.

Striker Swankie took advantage of a Lee McCulloch defensive slip to fire Forfar ahead early on.

The lead lasted until the closing stages of regulation time when Fraser Aird headed home a leveller to force an additional 30 minutes.

But Swankie headed his second in the 115th minute to send Forfar through.

Rangers manager Allly McCoist

McCoist watched his side suffer a first round exit

Rangers manager Ally McCoist was unable to select any of his summer signings, who cannot be registered until the club's transfer embargo ends on 31 August.

However, Scotland internationals Lee McCulloch and Lee Wallace featured in a line-up reminiscent of last season.

And McCulloch was culpable at Forfar's opener as Swankie latched on to a long ball to lob Scott Gallacher.

A header by Chris Templeman flashed by the post as the hosts continued to press.

McCulloch tried to level matters with a low, hard free-kick but the defensive wall did its job to avert any danger.

Robbie Crawford's volley tested Forfar goalkeeper Darren Hill after the break and Andy Little fired over from close range moments later.

But Rangers did level when Aird nodded into the net after Little's initial header had come back off the crossbar.

Extra-time ensued and a penalty shoot-out looked a distinct possibility until Swankie met Iain Campbell's cross to beat Gallacher.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (1)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hill
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 McCulloch
  • 04 Malcolm (Campbell - 33' )
  • 05 Andrews
  • 06 Fotheringham
  • 07 Kader Booked
  • 08 McCabe
  • 11 Malin
  • 09 Templeman
  • 10 Swankie

Substitutes

  • 17 Douglas
  • 14 Campbell
  • 16 Dale
  • 12 Campbell
  • 15 Deasley

Rangers

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 02 Christopher Hegarty
  • 03 Faure
  • 05 Wallace
  • 06 McCulloch Booked
  • 04 Robbie Crawford
  • 08 Black
  • 09 Templeton
  • 10 MacLeod
  • 11 Andrew Mitchell
  • 07 Little

Substitutes

  • 18 Alan Smith
  • 12 Luca Gasparotto
  • 15 McAusland
  • 14 Aird
  • 17 McKay
Ref: Murray
Att: 4,079

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

3 2

Corners

6 2

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +0:27

Mark McCulloch manages to make a clearance.

120:00 +0:22

Free kick crossed by Fraser Aird.

120:00 +0:11

The referee shows Omar Kader a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

120:00 +0:11 Booking

Booking

120:00 +0:02

Omar Kader concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Aird.

117:14

Clearance made by Darren Hill.

114:50

The assist for the goal came from Iain Campbell.

114:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Swankie - Forfar 2 - 1 Rangers Gavin Swankie scores with a header. Forfar 2-1 Rangers.

114:03

Christopher Hegarty manages to make a clearance.

113:00

Clearance made by Lee McCulloch.

111:59

Fraser Aird produces a cross.

111:06

Sebastien Faure restarts play with the free kick.

110:59

Omar Kader concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Wallace.

110:17

Christopher Templeman has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

109:36

Shot by Gavin Malin cleared the bar.

107:53

Clearance by Mark McCulloch.

107:47

Corner taken by Barrie McKay.

106:55

Andrew Little takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

106:08

Andrew Little takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

105:56

The ball is crossed by Lee Wallace.

105:08

Extra time ends and the match is over.

105:01

The referee blows to start the second half of extra time.

105:00 +0:12

Free kick crossed by Iain Campbell.

105:00 +0:05

Foul by Barrie McKay on Iain Campbell, free kick awarded.

102:53

Clearance made by Scott Gallagher.

102:26

Corner taken by Darren Hill.

102:15

Scott Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

102:08

Unfair challenge on Sebastien Faure by Christopher Templeman results in a free kick.

101:11

Clearance made by Ian Black.

100:18

Darren Hill makes a clearance.

60:00

Caution for Lee McCulloch.

60:00 Booking

Booking

45:00 +3:27 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:42

Christopher Hegarty manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:30

Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.

45:00 +0:23

David Templeton concedes a free kick for a foul on Omar Kader.

44:54

Free kick taken by Scott Gallagher.

44:39

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Swankie.

44:29

Free kick crossed by Iain Campbell.

44:18

David Templeton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Omar Kader.

43:54

Christopher Hegarty makes a clearance.

42:03

Sebastien Faure takes the free kick.

41:55

Neil McCabe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Macleod.

41:42

Marvin Andrews makes a clearance.

39:43

Mark Baxter makes a clearance.

39:37

A cross is delivered by Andrew Mitchell.

38:22

The ball is swung over by Lee Wallace.

37:55

A cross is delivered by Christopher Hegarty.

36:23

Headed chance falls to Lee McCulloch. Darren Hill safely holds on.

36:10

The ball is crossed by Ian Black.

35:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Gallagher.

35:19

The ball is delivered by Lewis Macleod.

32:42 Substitution

Substitution (Forfar) makes a substitution, with Iain Campbell coming on for Stuart Malcolm.

32:14

Lee Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:44

Andrew Little fouled by Gavin Swankie, the ref awards a free kick.

30:57

Lee McCulloch manages to make a clearance.

30:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

30:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

30:09

Gavin Malin takes a shot.

29:48

Clearance by Sebastien Faure.

29:42

Free kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

29:23

Ian Black challenges Christopher Templeman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:56

Clearance by Robbie Crawford.

28:18

Shot by Lee McCulloch.

27:17

Foul by Stuart Malcolm on David Templeton, free kick awarded.

25:19

Stuart Malcolm takes the free kick.

25:02

Martyn Fotheringham fouled by Lewis Macleod, the ref awards a free kick.

23:00

Shot by Lee Wallace went wide of the left-hand post.

22:47

Clearance made by Marvin Andrews.

22:43

Christopher Hegarty crosses the ball.

21:28

Header by Christopher Templeman misses left.

21:20

A cross is delivered by Gavin Swankie.

20:48

Stuart Malcolm makes a clearance.

20:01

Centre by Lewis Macleod.

19:45

Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

19:35

Martyn Fotheringham concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Black.

18:28

Clearance by Lee McCulloch.

16:45

Robbie Crawford takes the free kick.

16:32

Unfair challenge on David Templeton by Omar Kader results in a free kick.

15:48

Andrew Mitchell takes a weak shot. A parry by Darren Hill prevents the goal.

14:49

Clearance by Mark Baxter.

14:33

Scott Gallagher takes the free kick.

14:23

Foul by Christopher Templeman on Sebastien Faure, free kick awarded.

11:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

11:02

Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

10:40

Martyn Fotheringham restarts play with the free kick.

10:25

Robbie Crawford challenges Christopher Templeman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

8:27

Assist by Martyn Fotheringham.

8:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Swankie - Forfar 1 - 0 Rangers Gavin Swankie scores with a right foot finish. Forfar 1-0 Rangers.

7:57

Stuart Malcolm takes the free kick.

7:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Little.

6:54

Andrew Little takes a shot and cleared the goal.

5:17

Robbie Crawford takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the net.

4:48

Gavin Malin has an effort at goal. Scott Gallagher parries the ball away.

3:05

Clearance by Ian Black.

2:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.

0:00

The game begins.

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