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Rangers 6-1 Forfar Athletic

Nicky Clark scored four goals as Scottish League One leaders Rangers hammered Forfar Athletic at Ibrox.

The forward headed the home side in front and then regained the lead for the hosts after Gavin Swankie levelled.

Further efforts from Lee Wallace and Clark extended Rangers' advantage before the interval.

Clark netted again from close range before half time and Lee McCulloch scored a penalty to complete a resounding victory.

Rangers' 14th win from as many league matches is also their 19th successive victory in all competitions - a new post-war club record.

Lee Wallace scores for Rangers against Forfar Athletic
Wallace scored one and set up another

And Ally McCoist's men are now 14 points ahead of nearest challengers Dunfermline.

Forfar found themselves trailing early on as Clark powerfully nodded in Wallace's fine cross.

But Dick Campbell's side equalised when Swankie's impressive long-range effort flew into the net.

Rangers responded and Clark's shot deflected off Darren Dods before beating goalkeeper Darren Hill.

Full-back Wallace cut in from the left to drive low past Hill before the break and Clark completed his hat-trick in the closing minutes of the first half.

The former Queen of the South striker pounced on the rebound after Ian Black's shot had come back off the goal frame.

Bilel Mohsni headed down Fraser Aird's corner for Clark to tap home his fourth.

And, after substitute David Templeton had been fouled, McCulloch converted from 12 yards.

Line-ups

Rangers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bell
  • 2Faure
  • 5Wallace
  • 4Aird
  • 3Mohsni
  • 6McCullochSubstituted forSanchez Cribariat 78'minutes
  • 8Black
  • 11LawSubstituted forTempletonat 64'minutes
  • 9DalySubstituted forShielsat 75'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 10MacLeod

Substitutes

  • 12Templeton
  • 14Peralta
  • 15Sanchez Cribari
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Smith
  • 18Shiels
  • 19Crawford

Forfar

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Hill
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6Faeroe
  • 4AndrewsSubstituted forDaleat 46'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 5Dods
  • 7CampbellBooked at 79mins
  • 8Storie
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forFuscoat 45'minutes
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forMcManusat 22'minutes
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12McManus
  • 14Fusco
  • 15Malin
  • 16Kader
  • 17Dale
  • 18Fotheringham
  • 20Douglas
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
38,745

Match Stats

Home TeamRangersAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rangers 6, Forfar Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rangers 6, Forfar Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Emilson Cribari.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ian Black.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Shiels (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

  14. Booking

    James Dale (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

  17. Booking

    Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. Emilson Cribari replaces Lee McCulloch.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1414005674942
2Dunfermline149143224828
3Ayr146532724323
4Stranraer147252522323
5Stenhousemuir146352632-621
6Forfar145272123-217
7Brechin143472128-713
8Arbroath144192335-1213
9East Fife143291130-1911
10Airdrieonians1422101532-178
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