Rangers cruise at Hampden

Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Irn-Bru Scottish Third Division table to 24 points after cruising past Queen's Park 4-1 at Hampden.

Last Updated: 07/04/13 at 15:19 Post Comment

David Templeton: Scorer of two goals at Hampden Park

David Templeton: Scorer of two goals at Hampden Park

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Old Firm giants, already crowned champions of the division, were always in control against a side currently second in the table.

David Templeton broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when he latched on to a loose ball at the edge of the box - although keeper Neil Parry did get a flailing hand to it.

As Rangers continued to dominate against their Glasgow rivals Lee McCulloch fired a free-kick wide of Parry's left post.

And 10 minutes before the break, Rangers doubled their advantage. From Ian Black's lofted free-kick, McCulloch's weak seven-yard shot was mishandled by keeper Parry and Fraser Aird gratefully converted from close range.

Queen's Park, however, did have their moments during the opening hour of the contest.

Jamie Longworth was a threat early on while Ricky Little smashed a 25-yard free-kick inches past a post.

Blair Spittal came mighty close with a 59th-minute effort as the hosts enjoyed a spell of dominance early in the second half.

But Rangers killed off their opponents with a clinical third goal in the 69th minute, as Templeton slipped the ball to the unmarked Kane Hemmings who curled home from the edge of the box.

Five minutes from time Templeton netted his second of the afternoon, finding the bottom right-hand corner of the net from 30 yards.

The hosts finally made the scoresheet shortly afterwards when Tony Quinn's deflected cross was headed home inside the six-yard box by 17-year-old Lawrence Shankland.

However, it was the home side's 10th straight defeat at the hands of Rangers whose most recent loss to Queen's Park came during the 1947/48 season.

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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
19:45
East Fife 2-1 E Stirling  
Elgin City 2-1 Berwick  
Saturday, 21 February 2015
17:30
Queen's Pk 2-1 Berwick  
15:00
Albion 0-1 E Stirling  
Annan 2-0 Arbroath  
East Fife 1-1 Clyde  
Elgin City 4-0 Montrose  
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Albion 0-2 Clyde  
Annan 2-0 Queen's Pk  
Berwick 3-1 Arbroath  

Footer 365

Liverpool's Europa League exit a boost to top-four chances ahead of Manchester City showdown, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher looks ahead to Liverpool v Manchester City and reckons the Reds might find it easier to bounce back.

Arsenal announce £11m profit and £138.8m cash reserve

Arsenal have returned robust financial results, with turnover increased to £148.5m and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal eyes 'luck'

Louis van Gaal claims the most important factor in Manchester United's pursuit of a top-four place is 'luck'.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company