Kris Boyd headed a double to edge Rangers past a spirited Queen's Park in the League Cup.

Boyd nodded in after seven minutes but a mistake from keeper Steve Simonsen allowed Tony Quinn to level.

The prolific striker then came to the visitors' rescue from close range shortly after the interval.

Simonsen redeemed himself with a point-blank save from Ross McPherson's header before Lewis Macleod hit the post for Rangers, who play Inverness CT next.

There was no sign of the struggle to come for Ally McCoist's side in the opening stages of the first-round tie, which had been delayed by the Commonwealth Games, and only a wonderful save from William Muir prevented Lee McCulloch heading home Nicky Clark's cross.

The opener came when Boyd headed into the roof of the net from six yards following a pinpoint right-wing cross from Nicky Law.

Boyd had a shot saved from 20 yards as Rangers probed for a second but they had lost their early edge and the amateurs got a foot hold in the game without threatening.

But the Spiders were gifted an equaliser in the 31st minute when Simonsen came way off his line in an attempt to catch Darren Miller's free-kick from just inside the Rangers half.

The 35-year-old, deputising for the injured Cammy Bell, did not get there and Quinn steered the ball into the empty net.

Bilel Mohsni came close with a diving header before the visitors regained the lead in the 53rd minute.

The home defence were stretched as Rangers piled men into the box and Arnold Peralta latched on to McCulloch's blocked shot and lifted the ball into the six-yard box for Boyd to nod home.

A great block from David McGregor prevented Clark from adding to the lead following a strong run from Lee Wallace.

Simonsen then kept out McPherson's header before Macleod hit the frame of the goal from 22 yards and then arrowed a shot just over the top.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Queen's Park

  • 01 Muir
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Gallacher
  • 08 Miller
  • 05 Quinn
  • 06 MacGregor
  • 07 Woods Booked (McElroy - 83' )
  • 04 Berry (Carter - 88' )
  • 09 McPherson
  • 10 Fraser Booked
  • 11 Fotheringham (Burns - 27' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Carter
  • 14 Baty
  • 15 Gibson
  • 16 Wharton
  • 17 McElroy
  • 18 Burns
  • 20 Lochhead

Rangers

  • 31 Simonsen
  • 24 McGregor Booked
  • 05 Wallace
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 26 Zaliukas
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 17 Peralta
  • 07 Law Booked (Black - 76' Booked )
  • 14 Clark
  • 15 Boyd
  • 10 MacLeod

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith
  • 08 Black
  • 11 Templeton
  • 16 Faure
  • 20 Robinson
  • 22 Shiels
  • 30 Gallagher
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 3,674

Match Stats

Shots

3 10

On target

2 4

Corners

4 5

Fouls

6 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen's Park 1, Rangers 2.

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen's Park 1, Rangers 2.

90:00 +1:41

Foul by Ross Gallacher (Queen's Park).

90:00 +1:41

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

90:00 +0:43

Attempt missed. Ross McPherson (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +0:16 Booking

Booking Darren McGregor (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:08

Ciaran McElroy (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:08

Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).

87:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen's Park. John Carter replaces Vincent Berry.

85:02

Ciaran McElroy (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:02

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen's Park. Ciaran McElroy replaces Paul Woods.

81:34 Booking

Booking Ian Black (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

81:30

Vincent Berry (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:30

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

78:43

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

77:26

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Tony Quinn.

75:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Ian Black replaces Nicky Law.

74:16

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gavin Mitchell.

70:03

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

64:34

Foul by Vincent Berry (Queen's Park).

64:34

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

63:17

Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:17

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

62:36

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

61:29

Attempt saved. Ross McPherson (Queen's Park) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:54

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

59:40

Paul Woods (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:40

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

58:32

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by David MacGregor.

53:52

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Lewis MacLeod.

53:09

Sean Burns (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:09

Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).

52:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen's Park 1, Rangers 2. Kris Boyd (Rangers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arnold Peralta.

47:49

Ross McPherson (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:49

Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Rangers).

47:24

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

46:56 Booking

Booking Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card.

46:50

Foul by Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park).

46:50

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

45:00

Second Half begins Queen's Park 1, Rangers 1.

45:00 +2:37 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen's Park 1, Rangers 1.

45:00 +1:48

Sean Burns (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:48

Foul by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

45:00 +0:21

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Marius Zaliukas.

43:39 Booking

Booking Nicky Law (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

43:34

Ross McPherson (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:34

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

41:03

Foul by Gavin Mitchell (Queen's Park).

41:03

Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:21

Paul Woods (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:21

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

34:31

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by William Muir.

32:35

Foul by Tony Quinn (Queen's Park).

32:35

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

30:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen's Park 1, Rangers 1. Tony Quinn (Queen's Park) from a free kick with a header to the high centre of the goal.

30:00

Vincent Berry (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:55

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

29:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen's Park. Sean Burns replaces Kevin Fotheringham because of an injury.

25:07

Hand ball by Arnold Peralta (Rangers).

23:00

Attempt saved. Kris Boyd (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

18:42

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

17:33

Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:33

Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Rangers).

16:03

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14:17 Booking

Booking Paul Woods (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card.

12:42

Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:42

Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

11:00

Paul Woods (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:53

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

6:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen's Park 0, Rangers 1. Kris Boyd (Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

6:08

Attempt missed. Arnold Peralta (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:30

Foul by Kevin Fotheringham (Queen's Park).

3:30

Marius Zaliukas (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:53

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by William Muir.

2:33

Attempt saved. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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