2 - 1
League (Premier Division)
Maurice Johnston (51)
Ally McCoist (75)
Michael O'Neill (pen.) (64)
Stuart McCall for Davie Cooper (46)
Davie Dodds for Mark Walters (83)
Gary McGinnis for Alex Cleland (58)
Mixu Paatelainen for Michael O'Neill (75)
Kevin Gallacher (30)
Dave Bowman (44)
Maurice Malpas (52)
Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
After the excellent display against Aberdeen, the reversal at Ibrox was disappointing not only in the context of the result but also the performance. The evidence of what was about to transpire certainly wasn't available in the opening ten minutes when we took control of the game, without admittedly causing any threat to Chris Woods in the Ibrox goal.
For the remainder of the game, Rangers dominated, but despite that Rangers too failed to create the number of chances their play merited.
To say Rangers opening goal was a scrambled affair would certainly be far from an exaggeration. A lob from McCall to the far post was met by the head of Mark Walters. Billy Thomson failed to gather the ball cleanly, and Walters had another go and again the ball bubbled up and chaos then reigned as Ally McCoist, Mo Johnston and Trevor Steven tried to force the ball over the line. Eventually they did with Mo Johnston getting the credit, although John Clark's last ditch clearance almost saved the day.
Our best move of the afternoon brought us an equaliser 10 minutes later. Skipper Maurice Malpas broke forward and the end result was a penalty award for handball when Miodrag Krivokapic's threatening cross from the right was blocked by Stuart Munro's arm and Northern Ireland internationalist Michael O'Neill struck home the penalty award. Parity wasn't to last for long. Mark Walters found Ally McCoist in space, and the Rangers striker who so often seems to score against us, hit a low shot past Billy Thomson for what proved to be the winner.
|Billy Thomson (GK)||31||10||-||223||-|
|Gary McGinnis (sub)||25||3||-||88||1|
|Mixu Paatelainen (sub)||22||9||1||80||29|
No league table has been added for this season.