Scottish League One leaders Rangers returned to winning ways against Stranraer at Stair Park.

Defender Lee Wallace fired the visitors in front early on, his strike coming after an exchange of passes with Nicky Law.

Ally McCoist's side sought to add to their lead but Stranraer were stubborn throughout.

But a mistake by goalkeeper David Mitchell allowed Jon Daly to roll in Rangers' second in the closing stages.

The Ibrox side, who drew 3-3 with Stenhousemuir at the weekend, maintain their 21-point advantage over Dunfermline with 10 matches to play.

Wallace made the early breakthrough after playing a one-two with Law and shooting low past Mitchell.

However, Stranraer came back into the match and Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell prevented an own goal by Daly before Jamie Longworth hooked a shot over the bar for the hosts.

Bell also made a fine save to deny Scott Robertson from 15 yards.

Having struggled to build on their lead Rangers carved out an excellent chance after the break but Daly headed Wallace's cross at Mitchell.

And, when Mitchell rushed from his line to try and head away Richard Foster's long ball, he nodded against Daly and was left stranded as the striker ushered the ball home for Rangers' second.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Robertson Booked
  • 03 Docherty
  • 08 Gallagher Booked
  • 04 Rumsby
  • 05 McKeown
  • 07 Winter (Forde - 83' )
  • 06 Bell
  • 10 Longworth
  • 09 Grehan (McKenna - 72' )
  • 11 Stirling Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenna
  • 14 Stirling
  • 15 MacGregor
  • 16 Kinnaird
  • 17 Forde
  • 20 Fahey

Rangers

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Foster
  • 05 Wallace
  • 08 Black
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 04 Aird (Little - 63' )
  • 07 Peralta Sosa Booked (Crawford - 77' )
  • 11 Law
  • 09 Daly
  • 10 Smith

Substitutes

  • 12 Templeton
  • 14 Shiels
  • 15 Little
  • 16 Simonsen
  • 17 Sanchez Cribari
  • 18 Crawford
  • 19 Gallagher
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 3,024

Match Stats

Shots

3 9

On target

1 5

Corners

7 4

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 0, Rangers 2.

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Rangers 2.

90:00 +2:53

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

90:00 +2:34

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Robert Crawford (Rangers).

90:00 +2:02

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:02

Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).

90:00 +1:29

Foul by Adam Forde (Stranraer).

90:00 +1:29

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

90:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Rangers 2. Jon Daly (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

86:49

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:49

Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

85:35

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee McCulloch.

85:06

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

84:17

Adam Forde (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:17

Foul by Robert Crawford (Rangers).

82:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Sean Winter.

78:31

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Robert Crawford replaces Arnold Peralta.

74:56 Booking

Booking Arnold Peralta (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

74:43

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:43

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

71:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.

70:23

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

70:23

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

69:06

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:06

Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).

67:14

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

67:14

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

66:03

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

63:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Fraser Aird.

58:18

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee Wallace.

57:49

Attempt saved. Jon Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:14

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

56:14

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:36

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

54:18

Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:10 Booking

Booking Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

52:02

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

52:02

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

48:39

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

48:39

Steven Smith (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:01

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:01

Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).

45:47 Booking

Booking Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

45:34

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

45:34

Steven Smith (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 0, Rangers 1.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 0, Rangers 1.

45:00 +1:06

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:06

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

45:00 +0:32

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

44:39

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

44:39

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:56

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

42:56

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

41:42

Attempt saved. Steven Smith (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:35

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

40:35

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:33

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:33

Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).

37:02

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:02

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

35:53

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

35:53

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

34:15

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Cameron Bell.

33:56

Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

33:38

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:38

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

31:26

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:26

Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).

27:55

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

27:55

Jon Daly (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:03 Booking

Booking Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

25:19

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:19

Foul by Jon Daly (Rangers).

24:06

Attempt missed. Steven Smith (Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

21:55

Attempt saved. Richard Foster (Rangers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:49

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:49

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

18:00

Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:59

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

17:25

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

15:22

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Stirling.

13:49

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:49

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

12:06

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:06

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

7:42

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Arnold Peralta.

6:00

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

5:35

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee McCulloch.

4:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Rangers 1. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

2:39

Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).

2:39

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

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