Scottish League One
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East Fife 0-4 Rangers

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.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Dutot
  • 3Naysmith
  • 6HughesSubstituted forTutaat 58'minutes
  • 4Thom
  • 5Mbu
  • 7StewartSubstituted forTrialistat 78'minutes
  • 8BrownBooked at 43mins
  • 19BuchananBooked at 56mins
  • 10JohnstoneBooked at 70mins
  • 11McBride

Substitutes

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

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 2Foster
  • 5WallaceSubstituted forSmithat 78'minutes
  • 8BlackSubstituted forHuttonat 71'minutes
  • 3Mohsni
  • 6McCulloch
  • 4PeraltaBooked at 79mins
  • 10MacLeod
  • 9DalySubstituted forLittleat 77'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 11Law

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 4.
Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).
Attempt saved. Scott McBride (East Fife) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.
Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).
Attempt missed. Cedric Tuta (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cedric Tuta (East Fife).

Booking

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).
Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Trialist replaces Ryan Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Steven Smith replaces Lee Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Jonathan Daly.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alexis Dutot (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Kyle Hutton replaces Ian Black.
Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gary Naysmith.
Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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.
Attempt blocked. Scott McBride (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).
Attempt saved. Scott McBride (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).
Attempt missed. Arnold Peralta (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Cedric Tuta replaces Stephen Hughes.

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.

Booking

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).
Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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.

Goal!

Own Goal by Gary Thom, East Fife. East Fife 0, Rangers 1.
Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

Second Half

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Rangers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, East Fife 0, Rangers 0.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ross Brown (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).
Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).
Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).
Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers1010003730
2Ayr11542519
3Dunfermline10613419
4Stenhousemuir11533-518
5Stranraer11425-314
6Brechin11335-312
7Arbroath11407-812
8Forfar11326-111
9East Fife11317-1610
10Airdrieonians11227-108
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