Rangers win Third Division

Rangers have completed stage one of their journey back up the Scottish standings after they were crowned champions of the Irn-Bru Third Division.

Last Updated: 31/03/13 at 09:03 Post Comment

Rangers have clinched the Third Division title with seven games to spare.

Rangers have clinched the Third Division title with seven games to spare.

The Light Blues could only manage a 0-0 draw at third-placed Montrose in a lunch-time encounter but that point ended up clinching them the title when Queen's Park slipped up in the afternoon.

The second-placed side lost 1-0 at home to Elgin, a 57th minute penalty from Stuart Leslie giving the visitors the three points and ensuring that Rangers claimed the title with seven matches to spare.

Ally McCoist's side were demoted from the top flight to the bottom tier of Scottish football after they were liquidated in the summer.

They have not been wholly convincing of late, suffering a shock home defeat to Annan Athletic and stumbling over the line with a pair of goalless draws.

But they were a long way clear of the chasing pack by then and will lift the trophy when they play host to Berwick Rangers on 4 May.

However, with talks still ongoing about the future set-up of the game in Scotland, it is unclear what division the Ibrox club will start life in next season.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Roy Hodgson urges English goalkeepers to grab chance to shine

England boss Roy Hodgson has urged goalkeepers across the land to grab their chance to shine to fill his injury gaps.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

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