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  • Scottish Division 3
  • 2 January 2013, 12:45pm
  • Galabank
  • Attendance: 2,441
AnnanAnnanvRangersRangers
1
  • Love, 35
3
  • Templeton, 26
  • Crawford, 63
  • Templeton, 83

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Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 3.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 3.

90+4 mins:Offside, Annan Athletic. David Hopkirk tries a through ball, but David Hopkirk is caught offside.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Barry McKay (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

90 mins:Attempt missed. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

89 mins:Foul by Michael Daly (Annan Athletic).

89 mins:Ross Perry (Rangers) wins a free kick.

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

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

86 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Barry McKay replaces David Templeton.

83 mins:Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83 mins:Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 3. David Templeton (Rangers).

82 mins:Offside, Rangers. Francisco Sandaza tries a through ball, but Francisco Sandaza is caught offside.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Donnelly (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Michael Daly.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Daly (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Chris Jardine.

81 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

80 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

77 mins:Corner, Rangers.

77 mins:Corner, Rangers.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. Andrew Donnelly replaces Jack Steele.

74 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. Jordan McKechnie replaces Steve Sloan.

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

73 mins:Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

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

65 mins:Substitution, Annan Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Ally Love.

63 mins:Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 2. Robert Crawford (Rangers).

62 mins:Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

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

60 mins:Foul by Kyle Hutton (Rangers).

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

59 mins:Corner, Rangers.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Crawford (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58 mins:Foul by Francisco Sandaza (Rangers).

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

57 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Little (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

54 mins:Substitution, Rangers. Sebastien Faure replaces Darren Cole.

53 mins:Foul by Darren Cole (Rangers).

53 mins:Ally Love (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Michael Daly (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52 mins:Foul by Michael Daly (Annan Athletic).

52 mins:Ross Perry (Rangers) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Ross Perry (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51 mins:Foul by Ross Perry (Rangers).

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

50 mins:Corner, Rangers.

50 mins:Foul by Francisco Sandaza (Rangers).

50 mins:Harry Monaghan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Ally Love (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved.

48 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Cole (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Crawford (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 1.

45+1 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

45+1 mins:Foul by Michael Daly (Annan Athletic).

45+1 mins:Robert Crawford (Rangers) wins a free kick.

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

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

41 mins:Attempt missed. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Darren Cole with a cross.

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

39 mins:Attempt missed. Ally Love (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

35 mins:Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Rangers 1. Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

34 mins:Attempt missed. Ross Perry (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ian Black.

34 mins:Corner, Rangers.

30 mins:Corner, Rangers.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Francisco Sandaza (Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by David Templeton.

30 mins:Corner, Rangers.

29 mins:Foul by Francisco Sandaza (Rangers).

29 mins:Harry Monaghan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

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

22 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

19 mins:Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

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

18 mins:Foul by Michael Daly (Annan Athletic).

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

18 mins:Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

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

16 mins:Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

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

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

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

9 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Little (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Francisco Sandaza (Rangers).

6 mins:Harry Monaghan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

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

5 mins:Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

5 mins:Michael McGowan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick.

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

2 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

1 mins:Corner, Annan Athletic.

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Division 3
  • 2 January 2013, 12:45pm
  • Galabank
  • Attendance: 2,441
AnnanAnnanvRangersRangers
1
  • Love, 35
3
  • Templeton, 26
  • Crawford, 63
  • Templeton, 83

match report

Rangers have moved 18 points clear at the top of the Scottish Third Division after winning 3-1 at Annan Athletic.

David Templeton enjoyed a happier trip to Galabank as Rangers recorded their 11th consecutive league victory on Wednesday.

The winger, who was carried off with ankle ligament damage when Rangers drew 0-0 in Annan in September, opened the scoring and helped round it off when his 25-yard strike was deflected home by defender Harry Monaghan.

Robbie Crawford had earlier put Rangers back in front after Ally Love brought Annan level before the break with an almost identical goal to the opener, with his cross sailing straight in.

Rangers did suffer another serious-looking injury though when Darren Cole was stretchered off on his first start of the season.

After a scrappy start, the visitors took the lead in the 26th minute shortly after Cole's long ball over the top of the home defence put Francisco Sandaza through, and after Mitchell had pushed the Spaniard's shot away from goal.

Templeton, who scored twice against Annan at Ibrox last month, retrieved the ball on the left wing and sliced a left-footed cross that beat Alex Mitchell and nestled in the far corner.

Sandaza missed a glorious chance to open his Rangers account when Templeton's inswinging corner found him unmarked four yards out with the goal gaping.

However, the Spaniard's downward header bounced off the surface and up on to the bar and away.

Annan were level in the 35th minute. Love got the better of Cole on the left wing and sent over a left-footed cross from near the touchline that sailed over Neil Alexander's head.

Sandaza missed a more difficult chance when he stretched to hit Cole's far-post cross high and wide.

Ian Black had a shot saved early in the second half and Crawford had several efforts miss the target but Rangers were being made to work hard for any sight of goal.

Rangers defender Ross Perry was booked late tackle on Jack Steele, who was quickly followed into Stephen Finnie's notepad by Daly for an off-the-ball shove on the Rangers defender.

Cole pulled up after making a forward run and was carried off on a stretcher in the 56th minute with Sebastien Faure coming on.

Love soon had a shooting chance but sent a weak effort straight at Alexander.

Rangers went ahead in the 63rd minute. Templeton's cross was only half headed clear and Crawford shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Annan sub Blair Currie had a shot blocked and then failed to get enough contact on Monaghan's header to beat Alexander from close range.

And the game went beyond the hosts in the 83rd minute when Templeton's 25-yard strike took a major deflection off Monaghan and flew high into the net.

team line-up

1Alex Mitchell
7Ally Love65
5Steven Swinglehurst
3Michael McGowan
11Jack Steele74
10Scott Chaplain
8Chris Jardine
6Steve Sloan74
4Harry Monaghan
2Jonny Blake
9Michael Daly

substitutes

17Craig Summersgill
12Greig Thorburn
14Jordan McKechnie74
15David Hopkirk65
16Andrew Donnelly74

referee

Stephen Finnie

team line-up

1Neil Alexander
2Darren Cole54
3Chris Hegarty
4Kyle Hutton
6Ross Perry
5Lee Wallace
10Robert Crawford
8Ian Black
11David Templeton86
7Andrew Little
9Francisco Sandaza

substitutes

14Fraser Aird
17Kane Hemmings
15Sebastien Faure54
12Barry McKay86
16Blair Currie

referee

Stephen Finnie

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target210
shots off target311
corners67
tackles won00
offsides23