Rangers progressed to the semi-finals of the Ramsdens Cup and ended Queen of the South's defence of the trophy.

Bilel Mohsni fired the visitors in front from close range after Michael Paton had threatened for Queens.

The home side had Chris Higgins sent off for two bookings and Ally McCoist's side soon added to their lead.

Jon Daly headed home Nicky Law's free-kick and Lee McCulloch then nodded the visitors' third from a Robbie Crawford corner.

The Ibrox side join Annan Athletic, Raith Rovers and Stenhousemuir in Thursday's semi-final draw.

Queens knocked Rangers out of last season's tournament and the Dumfries side set about repeating that feat with some corner kicks early on, Paton's header from an Ian McShane delivery blocked on the line by goalkeeper Cammy Bell.

Rangers players Jon Daly and Andy Little

Daly (left) headed Rangers' second of the night

However, it was a set piece at the other end that led to the opening goal.

Arnold Peralta's corner from the left was headed back across goal by McCulloch and Mohsni volleyed in for his second goal in as many games.

Peralta then tested keeper Calum Antell with a fierce drive from outside the box and Daly's volley from Steven Smith's diagonal pass just cleared the Queens crossbar.

But Rangers were not having it all their own way with Paton's dipping free-kick narrowly missing the bar.

That effort followed Derek Lyle's unsuccessful penalty claim for handball against Mohsni.

The Doonhamers' front two combined to good effect when Paton crossed for Lyle and Bell had to react quickly to clutch the header on his line.

Queens maintained their determined approach in the second half but found opportunities harder to come by.

And the task facing Jim McIntyre's side became all the more difficult when Higgins picked up a second caution for a foul on Steven Smith.

Law's delivery from the resulting free-kick was converted by Daly and McCulloch netted his seventh goal in three games shortly after.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Scottish Challenge Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Queen of Sth 0-3 Rangers FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Bilel 7
    • Daly 75
    • McCulloch 83

    Queen of South

    • 01 Antell
    • 02 McGuffie
    • 03 Holt
    • 05 Dowie
    • 06 Higgins two yellow cards, red card
    • 04 McShane (Reilly 69)
    • 07 McKenna (Dzierzawski 58)
    • 08 Young
    • 10 Paton
    • 11 Russell
    • 09 Lyle

    Substitutes

    • 12 Atkinson,
    • 15 Carmichael,
    • 16 Mitchell,
    • 17 Dzierzawski,
    • 14 Reilly

    Rangers

    • 01 Bell
    • 02 Foster
    • 04 Bilel yellow card
    • 05 Wallace (Templeton 85)
    • 06 McCulloch
    • 03 Smith
    • 08 Peralta yellow card (Faure 68)
    • 10 Robbie Crawford
    • 11 Law
    • 07 Little (Clark 80)
    • 09 Daly

    Substitutes

    • 16 Simonsen,
    • 14 Faure,
    • 12 Clark,
    • 15 Templeton,
    • 17 McKay
    Ref: MurrayAtt: 6,155
    QUEEN OF STH
    RANGERS

    Possession

    • Queen of Sth 46%
    • Rangers 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Queen of Sth 1
    • Rangers 8

    Attempts off target

    • Queen of Sth 8
    • Rangers 6

    Corners

    • Queen of Sth 4
    • Rangers 7

    Fouls

    • Queen of Sth 9
    • Rangers 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+0:53 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+0:40 Calum Antell takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGuffie by Jon Daly.
    • 90:00+0:24 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Crawford.
    • 89:56 Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Calum Antell parries the ball but the danger is not over.
    • 89:43 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Law.
    • 89:29 Steven Smith takes a shot.
    • 88:57 Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.
    • 88:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Derek Lyle.
    • 84:17 Substitution Lee Wallace goes off and David Templeton comes on.
    • 82:26 Robbie Crawford provided the assist for the goal.
    • 82:26 GOAL - Lee McCullochQueen of South 0 - 3 Rangers Lee McCulloch scores. Queen of South 0-3 Rangers.
    • 82:15 Corner from the left by-line taken by Robbie Crawford.
    • 80:55 Andrew Dowie manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:51 The ball is crossed by Steven Smith.
    • 80:21 Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:57 Ryan McGuffie concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicholas Clark.
    • 79:24 Substitution Nicholas Clark comes on in place of Andrew Little.
    • 77:09 Header at goal by Lee McCulloch misses to the right.
    • 76:54 Corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line.
    • 75:28 Booking
    • 75:28 Bilel Mohsni goes into the referee's book.
    • 74:56 Nicky Law provided the assist for the goal.
    • 74:56 GOAL - Jon DalyQueen of South 0 - 2 Rangers Jon Daly scores direct from the free kick. Queen of South 0-2 Rangers.
    • 74:12 Sent off
    • 74:12 Christopher Higgins receives a red card for second bookable offence.
    • 74:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Higgins on Steven Smith.
    • 73:06 Clearance by Bilel Mohsni.
    • 72:57 Free kick taken by Michael Paton.
    • 72:27 Unfair challenge on Iain Russell by Andrew Little results in a free kick.
    • 70:09 Christopher Higgins takes the free kick.
    • 70:01 Robbie Crawford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christopher Higgins.
    • 69:10 Free kick crossed by Michael Paton.
    • 69:01 Kevin Holt fouled by Andrew Little, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 68:11 Substitution Gavin Reilly comes on in place of Ian McShane.
    • 67:33 Substitution Arnold Peralta goes off and Sebastien Faure comes on.
    • 66:46 Clearance by Lee McCulloch.
    • 64:01 Andrew Dowie manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:36 Free kick taken by Arnold Peralta.
    • 63:12 Foul by Andrew Dowie on Jon Daly, free kick awarded.
    • 60:23 Clearance by Kevin Holt.
    • 60:06 Corner from the right by-line taken by Arnold Peralta.
    • 57:03 Substitution Kevin Dzierzawski comes on in place of Stephen McKenna.
    • 53:57 Calum Antell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 53:51 The official flags Jon Daly offside.
    • 51:20 Nicky Law takes the free kick.
    • 51:09 Unfair challenge on Nicky Law by Derek Young results in a free kick.
    • 50:18 Arnold Peralta takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
    • 49:05 Jon Daly fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Calum Antell safely holds on.
    • 48:50 Free kick taken by Derek Young.
    • 48:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Young on Steven Smith.
    • 47:20 Ian McShane takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
    • 46:25 Lee McCulloch takes the free kick.
    • 46:23 The assistant referee signals for offside against Derek Lyle.
    • 45:05 The referee cautions Christopher Higgins for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:11 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+0:13 Shot by Nicky Law missed to the right of the target.
    • 43:22 Ian McShane takes the free kick.
    • 42:23 Foul by Steven Smith on Derek Lyle, free kick awarded.
    • 40:12 Iain Russell takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
    • 39:42 Arnold Peralta produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Calum Antell catches the ball.
    • 39:13 Steven Smith fouled by Ryan McGuffie, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 38:54 Free kick taken by Derek Young.
    • 38:48 Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Derek Young.
    • 37:57 Jon Daly takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
    • 37:38 Lee McCulloch restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:20 Derek Lyle is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 33:34 Cameron Bell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 33:11 The referee blows for offside.
    • 30:01 Shot by Robbie Crawford cleared the target.
    • 29:15 Free kick taken by Derek Young.
    • 29:09 Foul by Arnold Peralta on Stephen McKenna, free kick awarded.
    • 28:36 Chance falls to Derek Lyle who heads at goal. Cameron Bell safely holds on.
    • 27:21 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Paton and goes over.
    • 27:16 Free kick taken by Michael Paton.
    • Correction - 26:05 Christopher Higgins receives a caution.
    • Correction - 26:05 Booking
    • 26:05 Arnold Peralta goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 26:05 Booking
    • 25:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Arnold Peralta on Iain Russell.
    • 25:40 Derek Lyle takes a shot.
    • 24:00 Foul by Stephen McKenna on Bilel Mohsni, free kick awarded.
    • 23:43 Calum Antell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:38 Andrew Little is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
    • 19:02 Jon Daly takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
    • 18:45 Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.
    • 18:26 Stephen McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Foster.
    • 17:46 Shot by Derek Lyle went harmlessly over the bar.
    • 17:24 Clearance made by Robbie Crawford.
    • 17:12 Corner taken by Ian McShane from the right by-line.
    • 15:40 Ryan McGuffie makes a clearance.
    • 15:33 Corner taken by Nicky Law.
    • 15:19 Arnold Peralta takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 11:40 Shot by Derek Lyle missed to the left of goal.
    • 9:22 Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:15 Unfair challenge on Arnold Peralta by Ian McShane results in a free kick.
    • Correction - 6:59 Assist by Lee McCulloch.
    • Correction - 6:59 GOAL - Bilel MohsniQueen of South 0 - 1 Rangers Bilel Mohsni grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Queen of South 0-1 Rangers.
    • 6:59 The assist for the goal came from Lee McCulloch.
    • 6:59 GOAL - Arnold PeraltaQueen of South 0 - 1 Rangers Arnold Peralta slots the ball right footed into the goal. Queen of South 0-1 Rangers.
    • 6:45 Corner from the left by-line taken by Arnold Peralta.
    • 6:07 Ian McShane takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
    • 5:43 Corner taken by Ian McShane.
    • 5:37 Clearance made by Jon Daly.
    • 5:16 Corner taken by Ian McShane.
    • 5:04 Michael Paton takes a shot.
    • 4:45 Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen McKenna.
    • 4:17 Ian McShane takes the free kick.
    • 4:04 Robbie Crawford concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Lyle.
    • 3:35 Calum Antell manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:17 Kevin Holt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Foster on Iain Russell.
    • 0:32 Kevin Holt takes the free kick.
    • 0:22 Robbie Crawford challenges Stephen McKenna unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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