Stranraer 0-3 Rangers

Stranraer v Rangers

Three first-half goals ensured Rangers beat Stranraer at Stair Park and claimed a second straight Scottish League One victory.

Andy Little put the visitors ahead before Lewis Macleod fired a quick second.

And captain Lee McCulloch headed Rangers' third on the half-hour mark from Nicky Law's corner.

Stranraer were reduced to 10 men in the second half when Christopher Aitken received a second booking.

And, following the opening-day 4-1 win at home against Brechin City, Ally McCoist's side have a maximum six points from two matches.

Little diverted an Ian Black shot in for Rangers' early opener moments after Lee Wallace had struck the frame of the Stranraer goal from a free-kick.

A cross from Little on the right was converted at the back post by Macleod midway through the first half.

And McCulloch, back from suspension, rose to nod his first goal of the season and complete the scoring.

Aitken and Rangers' Jon Daly had efforts saved in the second half.

And there was more disappointment for Aitken when a yellow card for a foul on MacLeod was added to his earlier caution for dissent, resulting in a red card.

Stranraer: Mitchell, MacGregor, McKeown, Robertson, Docherty, Winter (Borris 61), Aitken, Gallagher, Corcoran (Stirling 70), Longworth, Grehan (McKenna 79). Subs Not Used: Wood, Fahey, Lloyd Kinnaird, Forde.

Sent Off: Aitken (72). Booked: Docherty, Robertson, McKeown, Aitken, McKenna.

Rangers: Scott Gallagher, McAusland, McCulloch, Faure, Wallace, Little, Black (Crawford 79), Macleod, A Trialist, Shiels (Templeton 59), B Trialist. Subs Not Used: McKay, Gasparotto, Alan Smith, Murdoch, Aird.

Goals: Little 7, Macleod 23, McCulloch 30.

Att: 3,473

Ref: Craig Charleston

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