Scottish League One
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Rangers 1-1 Stranraer

Scottish League One leaders Rangers dropped points for the first time this season as Stranraer struck a late equaliser at Ibrox.

Lee McCulloch converted a penalty to give the Ibrox side the lead in the first half.

Nicky Law's free-kick struck the crossbar and David Templeton fired over as Rangers searched for a second.

But Jamie Longworth levelled the match deep into stoppage time, netting from close range.

Rangers, who had won all 15 of their previous league matches, move 11 points clear at the top of the division.

Stranraer goalkeeper David Mitchell saved at his near post to deny Lee Wallace early in the match.

Mitchell made a superb block to push away Lewis Macleod's shot but the opening goal soon came.

McCulloch put Rangers ahead in the first half

Frank McKeown was judged to have brought down Nicky Clark in the box and captain McCulloch was successful from 12 yards.

Andrew Stirling's effort fizzed past the post as Stranraer tried to level after the break.

Andy Little made an earlier than expected return from a broken cheekbone when he replaced Clark and the Northern Ireland international may have scored had he connected with Jon Daly's pass.

Law's free-kick then rebounded off the Stranraer crossbar and Stirling's curling shot from a set piece at the other end required a save from Cammy Bell.

David Templeton, who had replaced Macleod, should have sealed victory for Rangers when he burst past two defenders only to fire over.

And the hosts were punished for that miss when Longworth lashed home from six yards with virtually the last kick of the ball.

Line-ups

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 2FaureBooked at 33mins
  • 3Mohsni
  • 4PeraltaSubstituted forAirdat 56'minutes
  • 5Wallace
  • 6McCullochBooked at 71mins
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forLittleat 56'minutes
  • 8Black
  • 9Daly
  • 10MacLeodSubstituted forTempletonat 72'minutes
  • 11Law

Substitutes

  • 12Templeton
  • 14Aird
  • 15Sanchez Cribari
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Foster
  • 18Little
  • 19Murdoch

Stranraer

  • 1MitchellBooked at 32mins
  • 2RobertsonBooked at 79mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 6BellBooked at 27minsSubstituted forKinnairdat 86'minutes
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeownBooked at 88mins
  • 7WinterSubstituted forBorrisat 73'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forMcKennaat 65'minutes
  • 10Longworth
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14Borris
  • 15McGregor
  • 16Kinnaird
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
45,462

Match Stats

Home TeamRangersAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rangers 1, Stranraer 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rangers 1, Stranraer 1.

Goal!

Goal! Rangers 1, Stranraer 1. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Stirling.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.
Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Lloyd Kinnaird replaces Steven Bell.
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).
Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).
Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.
Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).
Attempt saved. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Steven Bell (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Borris replaces Sean Winter.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Booking

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Steven Bell (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Cameron Bell.
Foul by Sebastien Faure (Rangers).
Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).
Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.
Nicky Law (Rangers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt missed. Andrew Little (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Nicky Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Arnold Peralta.
Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).
Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers1615105246
2Dunfermline1711241335
3Stranraer17935730
4Ayr17755-126
5Stenhousemuir16646-722
6Forfar17548-319
7Brechin17548-719
8East Fife175210-1817
9Arbroath174211-1614
10Airdrieonians172312-209
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