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  • Scottish Division 3
  • 18 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance: 42,135
RangersRangersvAnnanAnnan
3
  • Templeton, 29
  • Little, 64
  • Templeton, 70
0

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Match ends, Rangers 3, Annan Athletic 0.

90+1 mins:Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Annan Athletic 0.

90 mins:Foul by Kal Naismith (Rangers).

90 mins:Jonny Blake (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

88 mins:Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic).

87 mins:Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Kal Naismith replaces Andrew Little.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Ally Love (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Greig Thorburn with a cross.

83 mins:Offside, Rangers. Andrew Little tries a through ball, but Andrew Little is caught offside.

82 mins:Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

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

78 mins:Foul by Michael McGowan (Annan Athletic).

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

76 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Barry McKay.

75 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. Andrew Donnelly replaces Michael Daly.

75 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. Steve Sloan replaces Jack Steele.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Greig Thorburn (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

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

70 mins:Goal! Rangers 3, Annan Athletic 0. David Templeton (Rangers).

69 mins:Attempt saved. Jack Steele (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

67 mins:Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

67 mins:Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Corner, Rangers.

66 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. Greig Thorburn replaces Graeme Ramage.

64 mins:Goal! Rangers 2, Annan Athletic 0. Andrew Little (Rangers).

63 mins:Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

63 mins:Jack Steele (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Ross Perry replaces Francisco Sandaza.

59 mins:Penalty saved! (Annan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.

59 mins:Lee McCulloch (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

59 mins:Lee Wallace (Rangers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

59 mins:Penalty conceded by Lee Wallace (Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

59 mins:Penalty Annan Athletic. Jack Steele draws a foul in the penalty area.

57 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

57 mins:Michael Daly (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Corner, Rangers.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Chaplain (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

54 mins:Corner, Rangers.

52 mins:Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

52 mins:Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Corner, Rangers.

49 mins:Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

49 mins:Michael Daly (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

48 mins:Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Scott Chaplain (Annan Athletic).

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

46 mins:Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

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

Second Half begins Rangers 1, Annan Athletic 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Rangers 1, Annan Athletic 0.

45+1 mins:Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

45+1 mins:Corner, Rangers.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Andrew Little with a cross.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

43 mins:Corner, Rangers.

42 mins:Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

42 mins:Alex Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Wallace with a cross.

41 mins:Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

40 mins:Jack Steele (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Offside, Annan Athletic. Michael Daly tries a through ball, but Michael Daly is caught offside.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

32 mins:Foul by Jack Steele (Annan Athletic).

32 mins:Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Graeme Ramage (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29 mins:Goal! Rangers 1, Annan Athletic 0. David Templeton (Rangers).

28 mins:Foul by Michael McGowan (Annan Athletic).

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

26 mins:Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

26 mins:Michael Daly (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Kyle Hutton (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

23 mins:Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

23 mins:Jonny Blake (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrew Little (Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

22 mins:Foul by Jonny Blake (Annan Athletic).

22 mins:Barry McKay (Rangers) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Hegarty (Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Anestis Argyriou with a cross.

21 mins:Corner, Rangers.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Little (Rangers) left footed shot is saved. Assisted by Barry McKay with a cross.

18 mins:Corner, Rangers.

18 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrew Little (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

17 mins:Corner, Rangers.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod.

16 mins:Corner, Rangers.

16 mins:Corner, Rangers.

15 mins:Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14 mins:Corner, Rangers.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Little (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12 mins:Foul by Michael McGowan (Annan Athletic).

12 mins:Andrew Little (Rangers) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Corner, Rangers.

10 mins:Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

9 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrew Little (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry McKay with a cross.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

4 mins:Corner, Rangers.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Division 3
  • 18 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance: 42,135
RangersRangersvAnnanAnnan
3
  • Templeton, 29
  • Little, 64
  • Templeton, 70
0

match report

David Templeton claimed a double as 10-man Rangers stretched their winning streak to seven matches with a routine 3-0 victory over Annan at Ibrox.

Andy Little was also on the scoresheet in a match which saw Lee Wallace sent off in the second half and the visitors fail to level from the penalty spot.

The win allowed Rangers to move six points clear at the summit of the Third Division.

Rangers looked dangerous from the outset and Barrie McKay saw his shot blocked by goalkeeper Alex Mitchell, before Francisco Sandaza fired wide from the rebound.

McKay then supplied a cut-back for Little but the Northern Irishman's strike cannoned off the body of Michael McGowan.

Mitchell was called into action again when he produced an impressive save to tip a thunderous 20-yard effort from Templeton just over the bar.

The pressure paid off after 29 minutes when Rangers surged into the lead thanks to a lovely low drive from Templeton from just outside the area that caught the opposition defence unaware.

The winger could have claimed his second of the night when he threw himself in front of a Wallace cross only to see his header scooped to safety by Mitchell.

Annan's best chance so far came just before the break when Chris Jardine blasted narrowly wide, before Lewis Macleod's header forced another decent save from Mitchell at the other end.

Annan were handed the chance to haul themselves back into the match amid dramatic scenes in the second half.

Wallace was shown a straight red card by referee Paul Robertson, who ruled the full-back hauled down Jack Steele in the box, while skipper McCulloch earned himself a booking for dissent.

Scott Chaplain stepped up for the spot-kick but goalkeeper Neil Alexander did well to smother with 60 minutes on the clock as Rangers retained their lead.

The dismissal resulted in striker Sandaza being replaced by defender Ross Perry, who made his return following a hernia operation.

The home side then doubled their advantage after 64 minutes when Little raced onto a Templeton pass before sending an angled drive past Mitchell and into the far corner.

Templeton added to his own tally six minutes later with a low shot from 12 yards, shattering any hopes of an Annan comeback. Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

team line-up

1Neil Alexander
3Chris Hegarty
8Kyle Hutton
2Anestis Argyriou
5Lee Wallace
10David Templeton
4Lewis MacLeod
7Andrew Little86
9Francisco Sandaza62
6Lee McCulloch
11Barry McKay76

substitutes

14Robert Crawford
16Blair Currie
12Kal Naismith86
17Fraser Aird76
15Ross Perry62

referee

Paul Robertson

team line-up

1Alex Mitchell
4Steven Swinglehurst
11Ally Love
3Michael McGowan
7Jack Steele75
2Jonny Blake
8Chris Jardine
6Scott Chaplain
9Michael Daly75
5Peter Watson
10Graeme Ramage66

substitutes

16Andrew Donnelly75
17Craig Summersgill
12Greig Thorburn66
14Jordan McKechnie
15Steve Sloan75

referee

Paul Robertson

match stats

possession %6138
shots on target113
shots off target53
corners141
tackles won00
offsides11