Rangers eased into the quarter-finals of the Ramsdens Cup thanks to second-half goals from Barrie McKay and Andrew Little at Ibrox.

A fantastic goal-line clearance from Michael Dunlop denied Little in a tepid first 45 minutes.

McKay produced a cool finish on the hour, just 30 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

And Little ensured a tie with cup holders Queen of the South with a header from Sebastien Faure's delivery.

It took some time for Rangers to convert their dominant possession into chances in front of goal.

Little tested the visitors goalkeeper when he raced onto a Lee Wallace pass from the left and drew a save at the near post.

Cribari then came close when he met a corner with a downward header that bounced off the turf and over the crossbar.

The home side should have been ahead when Lewis Macleod released Little into the box for a shot that lacked power but looked set to trickle over the line only for Michael Dunlop to hook to safety.

The breakthrough almost came three minutes after the restart when Sebastien Faure's impressive volley was just tipped over the crossbar by Grant.

With the tie still deadlocked after an hour, McKay was thrown into the action for Shiels and had an immediate impact when he netted with his first touch of the ball less than a minute later.

Little supplied the pass and McKay produced a fine angled drive into the bottom corner before Rangers struck again on 62 minutes.

This time, Little found the net when he rose to meet a Robbie Crawford cross and send a bullet header beyond Grant to double the advantage and secure Rangers' progression in the competition.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Rangers

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 02 Faure
  • 03 Cribari
  • 05 Wallace
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 04 Robbie Crawford
  • 08 Black
  • 10 MacLeod
  • 11 Templeton (McAusland - 77' )
  • 07 Little (Aird - 72' )
  • 09 Shiels (McKay - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Liam Kelly
  • 12 Luca Gasparotto
  • 14 McAusland
  • 15 Aird
  • 17 McKay

Berwick

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Jacobs
  • 03 Hoskins
  • 04 Dunlop
  • 05 Pullock
  • 06 Janczyk (Dalziel - 70' )
  • 07 Currie Booked
  • 08 Notman
  • 10 Kenny O'Brien (Gielty - 70' Booked )
  • 11 Gray (Morris - 56' )
  • 09 Lavery

Substitutes

  • 12 Bald
  • 16 Fairburn
  • 14 Gielty
  • 15 Dalziel
  • 17 Morris
Ref: Norris
Att: 16,097

Match Stats

Shots

19 3

On target

6 2

Corners

8 0

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:08 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:54

A cross is delivered by Lee Currie.

90:00 +0:22

Ian Black takes a shot.

86:25

Clearance by Lee Wallace.

86:22

Damian Gielty produces a cross.

85:48

Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

85:06

The referee books Damian Gielty for unsporting behaviour.

85:06 Booking

Booking

85:01

Damian Gielty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black.

84:35

Ian Black has an effort at goal.

84:28

Clearance by Steven Pullock.

84:25

Corner taken by Barrie McKay.

83:50

The ball is crossed by Robbie Crawford.

81:14

Lee Currie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Gallagher catches the ball.

80:25

Steven Pullock makes a clearance.

80:21

Barrie McKay produces a cross.

78:34

Free kick taken by Devon Jacobs.

78:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Devon Jacobs by Ian Black.

77:59

Free kick taken by Dean Hoskins.

77:51

Sebastien Faure challenges Damian Gielty unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:42

Dean Hoskins makes a clearance.

77:38

Ian Black sends in a cross.

77:12

Ian Black crosses the ball.

77:03

Clearance by Steven Pullock.

76:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barrie McKay.

76:43 Substitution

Substitution Kyle McAusland joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Templeton.

76:17

David Templeton takes a shot.

73:40

Paul Grant restarts play with the free kick.

73:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Crawford on Steven Notman.

73:09

The ball is crossed by Ian Black.

71:39

Lee McCulloch makes a clearance.

71:33

Dean Hoskins takes the free kick.

71:18 Substitution

Substitution (Rangers) makes a substitution, with Fraser Aird coming on for Andrew Little.

70:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Little on Dean Hoskins.

70:29

Free kick taken by Paul Grant.

70:16

The official flags Andrew Little offside.

69:50

Barrie McKay takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

69:33 Substitution

Substitution Scott Dalziel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Janczyk.

69:30 Substitution

Substitution Damian Gielty replaces Kenny O'Brien.

68:45

Andrew Little takes a weak shot. Paul Grant catches the ball.

68:23

Lee Wallace crosses the ball.

67:52

Ian Black takes the free kick.

67:18

Neil Janczyk challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:10

Sanchez Emilson Cribari restarts play with the free kick.

66:00

Darren Lavery is caught offside.

64:54

Robbie Crawford takes a shot.

64:45

Steven Pullock manages to make a clearance.

64:42

The ball is delivered by Barrie McKay.

64:17

Robbie Crawford takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

64:01

Free kick taken by Devon Jacobs.

63:52

Devon Jacobs fouled by Andrew Little, the ref awards a free kick.

61:16

The assist for the goal came from Robbie Crawford.

61:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Little - Rangers 2 - 0 Berwick Andrew Little heads the ball into the goal. Rangers 2-0 Berwick.

61:07

The ball is delivered by Robbie Crawford.

59:40

David Templeton provided the assist for the goal.

59:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Barrie McKay - Rangers 1 - 0 Berwick Barrie McKay scores with their right foot. Rangers 1-0 Berwick.

59:00 Substitution

Substitution Barrie McKay comes on in place of Dean Shiels.

58:41

Header at goal by Andrew Little misses left of the target.

58:33

The ball is crossed by Sebastien Faure.

58:13

Lee Currie has an effort at goal. Scott Gallagher catches the ball.

57:34

Josh Morris delivers the ball.

57:06

Steven Pullock restarts play with the free kick.

57:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Little.

55:42 Substitution

Substitution Josh Morris comes on in place of Ross Gray.

55:04

Lee Wallace takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

54:49

David Templeton sends in a cross.

53:54

David Templeton delivers the ball.

52:35

Ian Black takes the free kick.

52:02 Booking

Booking

52:02

Caution for Lee Currie.

51:58

Lee Currie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black.

51:25

Free kick crossed by Lee Currie.

51:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Crawford on Dean Hoskins.

50:55

Michael Dunlop restarts play with the free kick.

50:43

Sanchez Emilson Cribari concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Currie.

47:56

Free kick taken by Paul Grant.

47:38

Andrew Little concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Hoskins.

47:33

Corner taken by Dean Shiels.

47:14

Shot by Sebastien Faure. Paul Grant parries the effort to safety.

47:06

Dean Shiels produces a cross.

46:56

Corner taken by Dean Shiels.

46:38

Andrew Little takes a shot.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:45

Paul Grant restarts play with the free kick.

44:22

Ross Gray fouled by Ian Black, the ref awards a free kick.

44:11

The ball is crossed by Robbie Crawford.

43:51

Clearance made by Steven Pullock.

43:48

A cross is delivered by David Templeton.

43:40

Free kick taken by Ian Black.

43:31

Kenny O'Brien challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:16

Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.

43:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Lavery on Lee McCulloch.

43:00

Paul Grant restarts play with the free kick.

42:40

Handball decision goes against Dean Shiels.

42:28

Michael Dunlop manages to make a clearance.

42:24

David Templeton crosses the ball.

42:17

Clearance made by Michael Dunlop.

42:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Shiels.

42:00

Michael Dunlop makes a clearance.

41:56

Andrew Little produces a cross.

39:44

Lee Wallace restarts play with the free kick.

39:35

The referee blows for offside.

39:18

Robbie Crawford sends in a cross.

39:06

Free kick taken by Devon Jacobs.

38:52

Foul by Lee Wallace on Ross Gray, free kick awarded.

38:02

Ross Gray has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

36:40

Lee McCulloch restarts play with the free kick.

36:34

The offside flag is raised against Darren Lavery.

36:05

Andrew Little takes a shot. Paul Grant catches the ball.

35:57

A cross is delivered by Robbie Crawford.

35:10

Neil Janczyk takes the free kick.

34:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Macleod on Lee Currie.

33:46

Lee Wallace takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

33:00

Clearance by Dean Hoskins.

32:51

Corner taken by David Templeton from the left by-line.

32:30

Andrew Little takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

31:55

Header by Andrew Little goes to the left of the goal.

31:44

A cross is delivered by Lee McCulloch.

29:17

Devon Jacobs restarts play with the free kick.

29:01

Ian Black challenges Ross Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:19

Robbie Crawford sends in a cross.

24:36

Header at goal by Sanchez Emilson Cribari goes over the bar.

24:31

Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line.

23:56

Andrew Little produces a cross.

23:30

Clearance by Devon Jacobs.

23:25

Sebastien Faure delivers the ball.

23:15

Free kick taken by Lee Wallace.

23:06

Devon Jacobs challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:35

Dean Shiels takes the free kick.

21:29

Foul by Neil Janczyk on Dean Shiels, free kick awarded.

18:50

Ian Black restarts play with the free kick.

18:39

Devon Jacobs challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:22

Andrew Little takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Grant safely holds on.

13:15

Dean Hoskins crosses the ball.

13:09

Free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.

12:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Crawford on Kenny O'Brien.

12:29

Lee Wallace takes the free kick.

12:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Devon Jacobs on Lee Wallace.

11:15

Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.

11:10

The referee blows for offside against Darren Lavery.

7:38

Devon Jacobs restarts play with the free kick.

7:30

Lewis Macleod gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Notman.

7:04

Clearance made by Michael Dunlop.

6:59

The ball is delivered by David Templeton.

3:47

Centre by Dean Shiels.

3:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Shiels.

3:09

Steven Pullock manages to make a clearance.

3:05

David Templeton delivers the ball.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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