Rangers claimed their first home Scottish Championship win of the season with a comfortable defeat of Dumbarton.

Captain Lee McCulloch fired the Ibrox side in front from a Lewis MacLeod corner and Darren McGregor's impressive strike doubled their advantage.

Kris Boyd set up Nicky Clark to roll in Rangers' third, before Chris Turner turned into his own net following Dean Shiels' corner.

But Bilel Mohsni also scored an own goal to give the Sons a consolation.

Ally McCoist's side move up to third in the table, three points off leaders Hearts and a point behind Queen of the South.

Dumbarton made a confident start and provided an early threat through Colin Nish, whose effort was smothered by goalkeeper Steve Simonsen.

But Rangers soon moved into the lead as MacLeod's near-post corner was volleyed in by McCulloch.

Ranges forward Nicky Clark celebrates

Clark netted his second league goal of the season

A 30-yard drive from MacLeod rebounded off the foot of a post as the hosts sought to add to their lead.

And Clark also hit the frame of the goal after being found by Boyd's header.

McGregor added his presence to the Rangers attack and it paid dividends when he unleashed an angled drive past Danny Rogers.

At the other end, Simonsen was forced into a save after Nish arrowed a shot towards goal.

Rogers made decent saves either side of half-time but a third Rangers goal seemed inevitable.

And it arrived when Boyd broke into the box and unselfishly played in Clark to apply the finishing touch.

Substitute Shiels whipped in a corner that rebounded into the net off Turner's face to further extend the hosts' advantage.

Boyd had a header ruled out for offside before Dumbarton pulled one back, Mohsni heading Gilhaney's curling cross beyond Simonsen.

Rangers went in search of a fifth but Rogers made an impressive block to deny Clark late on.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Rangers

  • 31 Simonsen
  • 24 McGregor
  • 05 Wallace
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 26 Zaliukas
  • 03 Mohsni Booked
  • 10 MacLeod (Peralta - 74' )
  • 07 Law (Black - 78' )
  • 15 Boyd
  • 14 Clark
  • 11 Templeton (Shiels - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith
  • 08 Black
  • 16 Faure
  • 17 Peralta
  • 21 Crawford
  • 22 Shiels
  • 32 Kelly

Dumbarton

  • 01 Rogers
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 03 Linton
  • 12 Taggart
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Mair (Agnew - 45' )
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 06 Turner (Murray - 81' )
  • 09 Nish
  • 11 Kirkpatrick (Megginson - 73' Booked )
  • 20 Campbell

Substitutes

  • 08 Agnew
  • 10 Megginson
  • 14 Fleming
  • 15 Prunty
  • 17 Murray
  • 18 McDougall
  • 19 Ewings
Ref: Brian Colvin
Att: 31,175

Match Stats

Shots

22 8

On target

11 3

Corners

8 0

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rangers 4, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +2:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Rangers 4, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +0:36

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

90:00 +0:36

Hugh Murray (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:29

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:25

Attempt missed. Kris Boyd (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

86:25 Booking

Booking Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

86:14

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

86:14

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

84:06

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

84:06

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

82:51

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

82:51

David van Zanten (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:13

Attempt missed. Kris Boyd (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

81:46

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

81:36

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

80:50 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Bilel Mohsni, Rangers. Rangers 4, Dumbarton 1.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Hugh Murray replaces Chris Turner because of an injury.

79:38

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

79:38

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Ian Black replaces Nicky Law.

77:02

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

75:45 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Chris Turner, Dumbarton. Rangers 4, Dumbarton 0.

75:21

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

75:14

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

73:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Dean Shiels replaces David Templeton.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Arnold Peralta replaces Lewis MacLeod.

73:04

Attempt missed. Scott Linton (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Mitchel Megginson replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

70:26

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:19

Kris Boyd (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:19

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

66:40

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Chris Turner.

66:11

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by David van Zanten.

63:04

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

63:04

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 3, Dumbarton 0. Nicky Clark (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kris Boyd.

52:44

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

51:52 Booking

Booking Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

51:47

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

51:47

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:33

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

48:14

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

46:17

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

45:00

Second Half begins Rangers 2, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Scott Agnew replaces Lee Mair because of an injury.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Rangers 2, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt saved. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

45:00 +0:02

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:02

Foul by Lee Mair (Dumbarton).

44:11

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

42:01

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

42:01

Foul by Scott Taggart (Dumbarton).

40:54

Attempt saved. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:07

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:53

Foul by Kris Boyd (Rangers).

37:53

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:12

Attempt saved. Kris Boyd (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

36:54

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:54

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

35:49

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:49

Foul by David van Zanten (Dumbarton).

34:22

Attempt missed. Darren McGregor (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

33:51

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

33:39

Attempt saved. Kris Boyd (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

33:19

Attempt blocked. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:45

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:00

Foul by David Templeton (Rangers).

31:00

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 2, Dumbarton 0. Darren McGregor (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee McCulloch.

26:20

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:24

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

23:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:18

Delay in match Lee Mair (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

21:44

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

21:44

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:53

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

20:37

Nicky Clark (Rangers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

16:10

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

14:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 1, Dumbarton 0. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod with a cross following a corner.

13:48

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

13:32

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

13:32

Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:50

Foul by Archie Campbell (Dumbarton).

9:50

David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:43

Attempt missed. Kris Boyd (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

6:18

Scott Taggart (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:18

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

5:29

Attempt blocked. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:04

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

3:04

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:00

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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