Jon Daly scored a hat-trick as Rangers extended their sequence of Scottish League One wins to 10 with victory against East Fife at Bayview.

The visitors had the ball in the net in the first half but a foul on goalkeeper Greg Paterson meant no goal was awarded.

However, Gary Thom's own goal put Rangers ahead early in the second half.

And two headers followed by a strike from Daly secured a comfortable win for the league leaders.

Ally McCoist's side are 11 points clear of both Ayr United and Dunfermline.

Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Clark threatened for Rangers and the Fifers' captain Craig Johnstone also came close before Ian Black had a goal disallowed for Daly's foul on Paterson.

Thom's attempted clearance diverted Lee Wallace's cross into the net early in the second half and from there Rangers took control.

Daly met Arnold Peralta's cross to nod Rangers' second and Clark set up the striker's second goal.

And Lewis Macleod cut the ball back for Daly to net again midway through the second half.

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell denied Scott McBride a late consolation with an impressive save.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Dutot
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 06 Hughes (Tuta - 58' )
  • 04 Thom
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 Stewart (Trialist - 78' )
  • 08 Brown Booked
  • 19 Buchanan Booked
  • 10 Johnstone Booked
  • 11 McBride

Substitutes

  • 12 Durie
  • 14 Tuta
  • 15 Austin
  • 16 Stewart
  • 17 Campbell
  • 18 Trialist
  • 21 Andrews

Rangers

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Foster
  • 05 Wallace (Smith - 78' )
  • 08 Black (Hutton - 71' )
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 04 Peralta Booked
  • 10 MacLeod
  • 09 Daly (Little - 77' )
  • 07 Clark
  • 11 Law

Substitutes

  • 12 Templeton
  • 14 Little
  • 15 Faure
  • 16 Simonsen
  • 17 Smith
  • 18 Crawford
  • 19 Hutton
Ref: Stephen Finnie
Att: 4,700

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

2 6

Corners

2 2

Fouls

10 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 4.

90:00 +1:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 4.

87:49

Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:49

Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

86:42

Attempt saved. Scott McBride (East Fife) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

86:06

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

85:00

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:58

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

82:34

Attempt missed. Cedric Tuta (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

81:22

Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:22

Foul by Cedric Tuta (East Fife).

78:25 Booking

Booking Arnold Peralta (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

78:19

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

78:19

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Trialist replaces Ryan Stewart.

77:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Steven Smith replaces Lee Wallace.

76:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Jonathan Daly.

74:02

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

74:02

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:51

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

72:51

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:53

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:53

Foul by Alexis Dutot (East Fife).

70:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Kyle Hutton replaces Ian Black.

69:41

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69:01

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gary Naysmith.

68:16

Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

65:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Rangers 4. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod.

63:36

Attempt blocked. Scott McBride (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:50

Hand ball by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

62:18

Attempt saved. Scott McBride (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:32

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:32

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

60:04

Attempt missed. Arnold Peralta (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

59:34

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Cedric Tuta replaces Stephen Hughes.

56:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Rangers 3. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Clark.

55:07 Booking

Booking Liam Buchanan (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

55:03

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

55:03

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Rangers 2. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arnold Peralta.

48:50 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Gary Thom, East Fife. East Fife 0, Rangers 1.

47:18

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

46:00

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:59

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Rangers 0.

45:00 +0:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 0.

43:27

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

43:27

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:44 Booking

Booking Ross Brown (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

42:37

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

42:37

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:27

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:27

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

39:11

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:11

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

38:14

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

38:14

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:39

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:39

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

30:30

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

30:30

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:47

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gary Thom.

24:41

Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

24:41

(East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:10

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

19:09

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

19:09

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:16

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

13:37

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:37

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

12:31

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

12:31

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:17

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Nicky Law.

10:47

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

10:47

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:16

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

1:55

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

1:33

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:33

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

0:36

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:36

Foul by Scott McBride (East Fife).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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