Pride Park Stadium

Next Game

Derby v Rangers

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 13:00

Friendly Match

McCulloch leads Rangers rout

Lee McCulloch notched his first hat-trick in competitive football as Rangers hammered East Fife 5-0 in Scottish League One at Ibrox.

Last Updated: 31/08/13 at 17:31 Post Comment

Lee McCulloch: Claimed a hat-trick against East Fife

Lee McCulloch: Claimed a hat-trick against East Fife

The Glasgow side got off to a flying start - debutant Nicky Clark taking less than a minute to open his account for his new club when he raced on to McCulloch's flick-on and slotted home.

McCulloch had already seen one decent chance flash wide when he netted his first on 17 minutes with a neat glancing header past East Fife goalkeeper Michael Andrews.

The crossing ability of Lee Wallace was causing the visiting defence all sorts of problems and it was another accurate delivery that provided McCulloch with a routine headed finish before half-time for his second of the afternoon.

Arguably the goal of the match came from Lewis Macleod shortly after the break - his searing 20-yard volley finding the corner and leaving Andrews with no chance.

Fittingly, however, the last word went to McCulloch, who completed his trio of headers with yet another assured connection - this time converting a cross from Kyle McAusland shortly after the hour mark.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Gus Poyet confirms Sunderland talks with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has indicated a move for Fabio Borini could still be on after confirming talks with Liverpool.

Transfer news: Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin hands in transfer request

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has handed in a transfer request, according to Sky sources.

Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that it will take time for him to be successful at Old Trafford, claiming he may struggle for the first three months...

Mail Box

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

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