Rangers secure away victory

Rangers held off a spirited challenge from East Stirling to secure a 4-2 victory at Ochilview in their final away game of the season.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 12:12 Post Comment

Robbie Crawford celebrates his goal against East Stirling

Robbie Crawford celebrates his goal against East Stirling

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Ally McCoist's side were twice hauled back having edged ahead in the contest before breaking free in the final quarter of the game.

The Light Blues took a sixth-minute lead when David Templeton got the better of his marker and played the ball to Andrew Little, who crossed for Robbie Crawford to score.

The home side refused to buckle though and went close to an equaliser after Steven Jackson powered forward only to shoot wide.

But they were back on level terms after 21 minutes, Paul Quinn drilling a penalty down the middle of the goal after Andy Mitchell was adjudged to have fouled Kevin Turner in the area.

Having worked hard to get back into the game, The Shire were then reduced to 10 men after Turner was dismissed for a crude challenge on Ian Black.

The red card appeared to offer Rangers a boost and they went close to scoring a second two minutes before the break courtesy of Kal Naismith, but he curled his left-foot shot just over the crossbar.

Templeton ensured they would go into the break in the lead though after curling home a delightful free-kick two minutes into time added on after he had been fouled on the edge of the area.

But East Stirling showed their self-belief and drew level for a second time in the 50th minute, Quinn on target again as he headed home unmarked in the box.

A topsy-turvy game then took another twist in the 64th minute, Black giving Rangers the lead for the third time.

The midfielder played a one-two with Little before shooting across Shire keeper Grant Hay and into the bottom corner.

Templeton then helped himself to a second goal with 11 minutes remaining, the former Hearts winger lashing home inside the area following some good work from Danny Stoney.

There was then a competitive debut for youngster Andy Murdoch late on with the points now in the bag for Rangers.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester United may need two more defenders, according to Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe says Manchester United may need to add another couple of defenders to their squad ahead of the new season

Transfer News: QPR want Watford striker Troy Deeney to replace Loic Remy

QPR are interested in Watford's Troy Deeney to replace Liverpool-bound striker Loic Remy, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Manchester City winger Jesus Navas hungry for more trophies

Jesus Navas believes Manchester City have the quality to win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property