Scottish League One
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Stranraer 0-2 Rangers

Scottish League One leaders Rangers returned to winning ways against Stranraer at Stair Park.

Defender Lee Wallace fired the visitors in front early on, his strike coming after an exchange of passes with Nicky Law.

Ally McCoist's side sought to add to their lead but Stranraer were stubborn throughout.

But a mistake by goalkeeper David Mitchell allowed Jon Daly to roll in Rangers' second in the closing stages.

The Ibrox side, who drew 3-3 with Stenhousemuir at the weekend, maintain their 21-point advantage over Dunfermline with 10 matches to play.

Wallace made the early breakthrough after playing a one-two with Law and shooting low past Mitchell.

However, Stranraer came back into the match and Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell prevented an own goal by Daly before Jamie Longworth hooked a shot over the bar for the hosts.

Bell also made a fine save to deny Scott Robertson from 15 yards.

Having struggled to build on their lead Rangers carved out an excellent chance after the break but Daly headed Wallace's cross at Mitchell.

And, when Mitchell rushed from his line to try and head away Richard Foster's long ball, he nodded against Daly and was left stranded as the striker ushered the ball home for Rangers' second.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2RobertsonBooked at 53mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 8GallagherBooked at 46mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 7WinterSubstituted forFordeat 83'minutes
  • 6Bell
  • 10Longworth
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forMcKennaat 72'minutes
  • 11StirlingBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14Stirling
  • 15MacGregor
  • 16Kinnaird
  • 17Forde
  • 20Fahey

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 2Foster
  • 5Wallace
  • 8Black
  • 3Mohsni
  • 6McCulloch
  • 4AirdSubstituted forLittleat 63'minutes
  • 7Peralta SosaBooked at 75minsSubstituted forCrawfordat 77'minutes
  • 11Law
  • 9Daly
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Templeton
  • 14Shiels
  • 15Little
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Sanchez Cribari
  • 18Crawford
  • 19Gallagher
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,024

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home3
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 0, Rangers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Rangers 2.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.
Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Robert Crawford (Rangers).
Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).
Foul by Adam Forde (Stranraer).
Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 0, Rangers 2. Jon Daly (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee McCulloch.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.
Adam Forde (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Robert Crawford (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Sean Winter.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Robert Crawford replaces Arnold Peralta.

Booking

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.
Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).
Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).
Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).
Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Fraser Aird.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee Wallace.
Attempt saved. Jon Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).
Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2624206974
2Dunfermline2617271953
3Stranraer2411671039
4Ayr251069-636
5Brechin269413-931
6Stenhousemuir267910-1330
7Forfar248511029
8East Fife257414-2525
9Airdrieonians265714-2122
10Arbroath265318-2418
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