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  • Scottish Division 3
  • 29 December 2012, 12:45pm
  • Hampden Park
  • Attendance: 30,117
Queen's ParkQueen's ParkvRangersRangers
01
  • Aird, 90+2

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Match ends, Queen's Park 0, Rangers 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Queen's Park 0, Rangers 1.

90+2 mins:Goal! Queen's Park 0, Rangers 1. Fraser Aird (Rangers).

90+1 mins:Corner, Rangers.

90+1 mins:Corner, Rangers.

89 mins:Substitution, Queen's Park. Anthony McParland replaces Lawrence Shankland.

88 mins:Hand ball by Michael Keenan (Queen's Park).

87 mins:Aidan Connolly (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Andrew Robertson (Queen's Park).

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

86 mins:Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry McKay with a cross.

85 mins:Corner, Rangers.

85 mins:Foul by Aidan Connolly (Queen's Park).

85 mins:Chris Hegarty (Rangers) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Queen's Park) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

82 mins:Aidan Connolly (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Michael Keenan (Queen's Park).

82 mins:Chris Hegarty (Rangers) wins a free kick.

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

78 mins:Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (Queen's Park) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77 mins:Corner, Rangers.

77 mins:Corner, Rangers.

75 mins:Corner, Rangers.

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

74 mins:Substitution, Queen's Park. Aidan Connolly replaces Ian Watt.

73 mins:Corner, Queen's Park.

72 mins:Foul by David Templeton (Rangers).

72 mins:Richard Little (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Francisco Sandaza replaces Kyle Hutton.

70 mins:Foul by Barry McKay (Rangers).

70 mins:Ian Watt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Lawrence Shankland (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68 mins:Corner, Queen's Park.

66 mins:Foul by Ian Watt (Queen's Park).

66 mins:Robert Crawford (Rangers) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Ian Watt (Queen's Park) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul McGinn with a cross.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

65 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Ian Black.

64 mins:David Anderson (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by David Anderson (Queen's Park).

64 mins:Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

63 mins:Ian Watt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

58 mins:Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Corner, Rangers.

57 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Black.

56 mins:Second yellow card to Jamie Brough (Queen's Park) for a bad foul.

56 mins:Foul by Jamie Brough (Queen's Park).

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

55 mins:Corner, Rangers.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Barry McKay (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

53 mins:David Anderson (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

50 mins:Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50 mins:Foul by Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park).

50 mins:Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park).

48 mins:Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Kyle Hutton (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47 mins:Foul by Kyle Hutton (Rangers).

47 mins:David Anderson (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Queen's Park 0, Rangers 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Queen's Park 0, Rangers 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Barry McKay (Rangers).

45+1 mins:Michael Keenan (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Foul by Chris Hegarty (Rangers).

44 mins:Ian Watt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Ross Perry (Rangers).

42 mins:Tony Quinn (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Jamie Brough (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41 mins:Foul by Jamie Brough (Queen's Park).

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

37 mins:Attempt missed. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Crawford (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ian Black with a cross.

33 mins:Foul by Ian Watt (Queen's Park).

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

30 mins:Foul by Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park).

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

28 mins:Ian Black (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28 mins:Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

28 mins:Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by David Templeton (Rangers).

27 mins:David Anderson (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

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

23 mins:Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry McKay with a cross.

22 mins:Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

22 mins:Michael Keenan (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

20 mins:Michael Keenan (Queen's Park) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. David Anderson (Queen's Park) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

18 mins:Corner, Rangers.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Ian Watt (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

14 mins:Hand ball by Robert Crawford (Rangers).

12 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11 mins:Foul by Paul Gallacher (Queen's Park).

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

10 mins:Attempt missed. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10 mins:Foul by Michael Keenan (Queen's Park).

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

9 mins:Corner, Rangers.

8 mins:Foul by Jamie Brough (Queen's Park).

8 mins:Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Division 3
  • 29 December 2012, 12:45pm
  • Hampden Park
  • Attendance: 30,117
Queen's ParkQueen's ParkvRangersRangers
01
  • Aird, 90+2

match report

Fraser Aird struck late on as Rangers beat 10-man Queen's Park 1-0 at Hampden Park to go 15 points clear at the top of the Scottish Third Division.

The clash at the national stadium had looked set to end goalless before the injury-time strike sealed a 10th win in a row for Rangers.

Saturday's match - in front of a crowd of 30,117 - was the first Hampden clash between the sides since November 1957, when Rangers came out on top as 4-2 winners.

Ally McCoist was forced to make two changes from the side which defeated Clyde on Boxing Day. Andy Little was sidelined through injury, while Lewis Macleod revealed on Twitter before kick-off that he was ill with a virus, meaning he was absent for the first time this season.

Queen's Park had given Rangers a tough match at Ibrox in October and they looked well up for this encounter, carving out a couple of chances early on. A free-kick 20 yards out provided an opportunity to put the visitors under pressure but Michael Keenan was wasteful with an effort that was well off-target.

David Anderson came closer when he tried his luck with a shot from just outside the box which fizzed across goal and just wide of the upright.

The best chance so far fell to Rangers when a lovely cross from the left from Barrie McKay set up David Templeton for a shot that flashed inches over the crossbar. Crawford was not too far away when he met a Black cross 10 yards out and bulleted a header just over, as the first half ended goalless.

Rangers continued to push for the opener after the restart and a lofted effort from Lee McCulloch landed on the roof of the net, with Neil Parry untroubled in goal.

The goalkeeper was then called into action to make an impressive save to deny McKay, who unleashed a powerful drive after a one-two with McCulloch.

Queen's Park were dealt a blow when they were reduced to 10 men when James Brough picked up a second caution for a foul on Templeton after 56 minutes.

Parry reacted quickly again to snuff out another Rangers threat, this time racing off his line to block from Lee Wallace, who had been teed up by Templeton.

Aird had replaced Black and Francisco Sandaza was thrown into the action for Kyle Hutton with 20 minutes to go, with Rangers struggling to break down a stubborn Spiders side. The Spanish striker was clearly aiming to make an immediate impact but his finishing let him down as he rifled into the side-netting.

The home side could have snatched the points when Aidan Connolly released Lawrence Shankland in plenty of space but his shot lacked power and was easily smothered by Neil Alexander.

Shankland had the chance to make amends with a free-kick that escaped the grasp of the Rangers goalkeeper but swerved past the far post. Sandaza again rippled the side-netting for Rangers, before Aird grabbed the winner in injury time with a shot from just outside the area that squeezed past several bodies in the box and nestled in the bottom corner.

team line-up

1Neil Parry
6Paul Gallacher
3Andrew Robertson
4Richard Little
5Jamie Brough
10Michael Keenan
2Paul McGinn
8David Anderson
9Tony Quinn
7Lawrence Shankland89
11Ian Watt74

substitutes

16Aidan Connolly74
20Blair Lochhead
12Peter Bradley
14Anthony McParland89
15Jamie Longworth

referee

William Collum

team line-up

1Neil Alexander
10Kyle Hutton71
5Lee Wallace
3Emilson Cribari
4Ross Perry
2Chris Hegarty
8Ian Black65
9David Templeton
7Robert Crawford
11Barry McKay
6Lee McCulloch

substitutes

16Blair Currie
17Fraser Aird65
12Francisco Sandaza71
15Sebastien Faure
14Darren Cole

referee

William Collum

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target25
shots off target37
corners210
tackles won00
offsides01