Nicky Clark scored four goals as Scottish League One leaders Rangers hammered Forfar Athletic at Ibrox.

The forward headed the home side in front and then regained the lead for the hosts after Gavin Swankie levelled.

Further efforts from Lee Wallace and Clark extended Rangers' advantage before the interval.

Clark netted again from close range before half time and Lee McCulloch scored a penalty to complete a resounding victory.

Rangers' 14th win from as many league matches is also their 19th successive victory in all competitions - a new post-war club record.

Lee Wallace scores for Rangers against Forfar Athletic

Wallace scored one and set up another

And Ally McCoist's men are now 14 points ahead of nearest challengers Dunfermline.

Forfar found themselves trailing early on as Clark powerfully nodded in Wallace's fine cross.

But Dick Campbell's side equalised when Swankie's impressive long-range effort flew into the net.

Rangers responded and Clark's shot deflected off Darren Dods before beating goalkeeper Darren Hill.

Full-back Wallace cut in from the left to drive low past Hill before the break and Clark completed his hat-trick in the closing minutes of the first half.

The former Queen of the South striker pounced on the rebound after Ian Black's shot had come back off the goal frame.

Bilel Mohsni headed down Fraser Aird's corner for Clark to tap home his fourth.

And, after substitute David Templeton had been fouled, McCulloch converted from 12 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Rangers

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Faure
  • 05 Wallace
  • 04 Aird
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 06 McCulloch (Sanchez Cribari - 78' )
  • 08 Black
  • 11 Law (Templeton - 64' )
  • 09 Daly (Shiels - 75' )
  • 07 Clark
  • 10 MacLeod

Substitutes

  • 12 Templeton
  • 14 Peralta
  • 15 Sanchez Cribari
  • 16 Simonsen
  • 17 Smith
  • 18 Shiels
  • 19 Crawford

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hill
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell
  • 06 Faeroe
  • 04 Andrews (Dale - 46' Booked )
  • 05 Dods
  • 07 Campbell Booked
  • 08 Storie
  • 09 Templeman (Fusco - 45' )
  • 11 Hilson (McManus - 22' )
  • 10 Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12 McManus
  • 14 Fusco
  • 15 Malin
  • 16 Kader
  • 17 Dale
  • 18 Fotheringham
  • 20 Douglas
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 38,745

Match Stats

Shots

18 5

On target

11 2

Corners

9 4

Fouls

5 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rangers 6, Forfar Athletic 1.

90:00 +0:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Rangers 6, Forfar Athletic 1.

89:41

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:04

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:04

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

88:25

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:25

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

87:47

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:47

Foul by Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic).

85:02

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Emilson Cribari.

84:16

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ian Black.

82:58

Attempt missed. Dean Shiels (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:56

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

79:33 Booking

Booking James Dale (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

79:29

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:29

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

78:34 Booking

Booking Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

78:31

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:31

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

77:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Emilson Cribari replaces Lee McCulloch.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Dean Shiels replaces Jonathan Daly.

72:41

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

72:41

Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:00

Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:58

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

70:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 6, Forfar Athletic 1. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

70:00

Penalty Rangers. Nicky Clark draws a foul in the penalty area.

70:00

Penalty conceded by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

65:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 5, Forfar Athletic 1. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bilel Mohsni.

64:52

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren Dods.

63:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Nicky Law.

63:02

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

62:10

Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:37

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

59:29

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

56:52

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:52

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

55:47

Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:47

Foul by Odmar Faeroe (Forfar Athletic).

55:06

Nicky Law (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:06

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

48:50

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

47:15

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Law.

45:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Marvin Andrews.

45:00

Second Half begins Rangers 4, Forfar Athletic 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gary Fusco replaces Christopher Templeman.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Rangers 4, Forfar Athletic 1.

43:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 4, Forfar Athletic 1. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

43:16

Ian Black (Rangers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

41:41

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

41:05

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

41:05

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:07

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

38:46

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 3, Forfar Athletic 1. Lee Wallace (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

35:00

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:00

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

34:17

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

34:17

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:32

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

32:11

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

29:06

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

27:59

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

26:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 2, Forfar Athletic 1. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

25:20

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

23:38

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

23:38

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:46

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

21:21

Attempt blocked. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Paul McManus replaces Dale Hilson because of an injury.

20:35

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

20:35

Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:29

Attempt saved. Fraser Aird (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:48

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

14:04

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:04

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

13:00

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:54

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

12:14

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:14

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

11:04

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:04

Foul by Odmar Faeroe (Forfar Athletic).

8:55

Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

6:56

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren Dods.

6:30

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren Dods.

5:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 1, Forfar Athletic 0. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Wallace with a cross.

3:36

Attempt saved. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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