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  • Scottish Division 3
  • 22 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • Borough Briggs
  • Attendance: 3,448
ElginElginvRangersRangers
2
  • Moore, 18
  • Nicolson, 32
6
  • Little, 5
  • Little, 24
  • McCulloch, 41
  • McCulloch, 60
  • MacLeod, 64
  • Hutton, 83

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Match ends, Elgin City 2, Rangers 6.

90+1 mins:Second Half ends, Elgin City 2, Rangers 6.

90 mins:Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

90 mins:Francesco Stella (Rangers) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Daniel Moore (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Cameron (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Penalty saved! (Elgin City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.

85 mins:Penalty conceded by Kyle Hutton (Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

85 mins:Penalty Elgin City. Stuart Leslie draws a foul in the penalty area.

84 mins:Substitution, Elgin City. Paul McMullen replaces Paul Harkins.

83 mins:Goal! Elgin City 2, Rangers 6. Kyle Hutton (Rangers).

82 mins:Attempt saved. Francesco Stella (Rangers) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Barry McKay.

82 mins:Corner, Rangers.

80 mins:Offside, Rangers. Ross Perry tries a through ball, but Ross Perry is caught offside.

79 mins:Substitution, Elgin City. Paul Millar replaces Craig Gunn.

79 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Francesco Stella replaces Lewis MacLeod.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Hegarty (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

76 mins:Attempt blocked. Ross Perry (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76 mins:Foul by Craig Gunn (Elgin City).

76 mins:Kyle Hutton (Rangers) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Hegarty (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Barry McKay.

73 mins:Corner, Rangers.

73 mins:Attempt blocked. Barry McKay (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

72 mins:Corner, Rangers.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Ross Perry (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

70 mins:Substitution, Elgin City. Graeme Beveridge replaces Dennis Wyness.

70 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Robert Crawford replaces David Templeton.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lee McCulloch.

66 mins:Corner, Rangers.

66 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Offside, Elgin City. Mark Nicolson tries a through ball, but Mark Nicolson is caught offside.

64 mins:Goal! Elgin City 2, Rangers 5. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

62 mins:Corner, Rangers.

60 mins:Goal! Elgin City 2, Rangers 4. Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

59 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Little (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

56 mins:Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box.

51 mins:Corner, Rangers.

49 mins:Foul by Emilson Cribari (Rangers).

49 mins:Stuart Leslie (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Attempt blocked. Daniel Moore (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47 mins:Foul by Kyle Hutton (Rangers).

47 mins:Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Ross Perry replaces Anestis Argyriou.

Second Half begins Elgin City 2, Rangers 3.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Elgin City 2, Rangers 3.

45+1 mins:Corner, Elgin City.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Stuart Leslie (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

41 mins:Goal! Elgin City 2, Rangers 3. Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

40 mins:Offside, Rangers. Anestis Argyriou tries a through ball, but Anestis Argyriou is caught offside.

37 mins:Corner, Rangers.

36 mins:Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

36 mins:Anestis Argyriou (Rangers) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Cameron (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

32 mins:Goal! Elgin City 2, Rangers 2. Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

31 mins:Chris Hegarty (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

31 mins:David Niven (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Sean Crighton (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Foul by Sean Crighton (Elgin City).

30 mins:Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Sean Crighton (Elgin City).

29 mins:Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

28 mins:Stuart Leslie (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Barry McKay (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24 mins:Goal! Elgin City 1, Rangers 2. Andrew Little (Rangers).

23 mins:Offside, Rangers. Barry McKay tries a through ball, but Barry McKay is caught offside.

22 mins:Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

22 mins:Emilson Cribari (Rangers) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Crighton (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Moore.

21 mins:Corner, Elgin City.

18 mins:Goal! Elgin City 1, Rangers 1. Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

17 mins:Offside, Rangers. Lee McCulloch tries a through ball, but Lee McCulloch is caught offside.

14 mins:Foul by Emilson Cribari (Rangers).

14 mins:Brian Cameron (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

11 mins:Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

11 mins:Stuart Leslie (Elgin City) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Paul Harkins (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10 mins:Foul by Paul Harkins (Elgin City).

10 mins:Kyle Hutton (Rangers) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Offside, Rangers. David Templeton tries a through ball, but David Templeton is caught offside.

6 mins:Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

6 mins:David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Goal! Elgin City 0, Rangers 1. Andrew Little (Rangers).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Division 3
  • 22 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • Borough Briggs
  • Attendance: 3,448
ElginElginvRangersRangers
2
  • Moore, 18
  • Nicolson, 32
6
  • Little, 5
  • Little, 24
  • McCulloch, 41
  • McCulloch, 60
  • MacLeod, 64
  • Hutton, 83

match report

Andy Little and Lee McCulloch helped themselves to two goals each as Rangers moved nine points clear with a game in hand at the top of the Third Division with a 6-2 win at Elgin.

Lewis Macleod and Kyle Hutton also claimed a goal apiece against Elgin, while Daniel Moore and Mark Nicolson found the net for the home side in an entertaining top-of-the-table tussle at Borough Briggs.

Rangers made a quick start and took the lead after five minutes when Little collected a neat pass through the middle from David Templeton before rounding goalkeeper John Gibson and slotting into the back of the net.

Elgin were back on level terms with 17 minutes on the clock when the ball broke for Moore and he sent an impressive curling effort past the reach of Neil Alexander.

Rangers restored their lead after 24 minutes when Little grabbed his second of the day.

Templeton was again the provider with the cut-back and all that was required was a simple tap-in from the Northern Ireland international.

Again, the home side responded positively with a goal of their own.

Chris Hegarty was booked for a foul on David Niven on the edge of the box and Nicolson dispatched a superb swerving free-kick into the top corner with 32 minutes gone.

Elgin could have added to their tally when Brian Cameron unleashed a decent strike but Alexander was able to smother.

Instead, it was Rangers who had the net bulging again four minues before the break.

Little collected from Hutton before supplying the cross for McCulloch to lash home in off the crossbar.

Rangers made a change at the break when Anestis Argyriou was replaced by Ross Perry.

McCulloch - back in a forward role after a recent spell in defence - was on target again when he raced onto a Templeton ball and fired across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner after 60 minutes.

Macleod added his name to the scoresheet four minutes later with a powerful, low strike from just inside the box.

Hutton put the gloss on the win when he rifled home from 20 yards after 83 minutes, before Alexander denied Moore from the penalty spot two minutes later after Hutton brought down Stuart Leslie.

team line-up

1John Gibson
5David Niven
4Sean Crighton
10Mark Nicolson
11Daniel Moore
7Craig Gunn79
3Paul Harkins84
6Brian Cameron
8Ross O'Donoghue
2Dennis Wyness70
9Stuart Leslie

substitutes

16Darryl McHardy
21Joe Malin
15Paul Millar79
12Paul McMullen84
14Graeme Beveridge70

referee

Brian Colvin

team line-up

4Emilson Cribari
2Anestis Argyriou46
5Lee Wallace
3Chris Hegarty
9David Templeton70
1Fraser Aird
8Kyle Hutton
10Lewis MacLeod79
7Andrew Little
11Barry McKay
6Lee McCulloch

substitutes

21Blair Currie
12Kal Naismith
15Robert Crawford70
16Ross Perry46
14Francesco Stella79

referee

Brian Colvin

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target510
shots off target34
corners27
tackles won00
offsides15