Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Dumbarton 0-1 Rangers

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Highlights - Boyd goal progresses Gers in Cup

Rangers earned a place in the Scottish Cup fourth round with a narrow win over fellow Championship side Dumbarton.

Kris Boyd was the match-winner with a strike in first-half injury time.

Rangers dominated the second half but could not find a second goal to kill the tie despite a number of efforts.

The closest Dumbarton came to a goal was an Andrew Graham header, which Lee Robinson got down well to save. His only other serious involvement was to block an early Mitch Megginson drive.

Steven Smith and Colin Nish
Rangers did enough to secure passage to the fourth round

Indeed neither side was able to trouble the opposition keeper in the first 45 minutes to any great degree, although Boyd did have the ball in the net from a Richard Foster cross, only for the offside flag to cut short his celebrations.

But that did not last long as it was only a minute before he latched onto Lewis Macleod's threaded pass to score off the inside of the post.

While that may have been cruel on the home side after an even first half, the visitors controlled the second period and Boyd should have had a second when sent clear on goal, but the legs of Dumbarton keeper Jamie Ewings denied him.

Kenny Miller, Macleod and Ian Black all had decent efforts but were unable to add to the lead.

But Graham's header and a last-gasp free kick from Scott Agnew that flew over the bar was all Dumbarton could muster as they searched in vain for an equaliser.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 4Graham
  • 5Mair
  • 16McLaughlin
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 10MegginsonSubstituted forMcDougallat 81'minutes
  • 14Fleming
  • 8Agnew
  • 3LintonSubstituted forvan Zantenat 84'minutes
  • 9Nish
  • 20CampbellSubstituted forTurnerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2van Zanten
  • 6Turner
  • 15McCallum
  • 18McDougall
  • 21Grindlay
  • 24Lightbody
  • 25Whitefield

Rangers

  • 25Robinson
  • 23FosterBooked at 84mins
  • 24McGregorBooked at 80mins
  • 6McCulloch
  • 5Wallace
  • 10Macleod
  • 7Law
  • 8Black
  • 2Smith
  • 15BoydSubstituted forDalyat 75'minutes
  • 18Miller

Substitutes

  • 3Mohsni
  • 9Daly
  • 11Templeton
  • 14Clark
  • 16Faure
  • 22Shiels
  • 61McCrorie
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
1,878

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Rangers 1.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Smith (Rangers).

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

Kenny Miller (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Lee Mair.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. David van Zanten replaces Scott Linton.

Booking

Richard Foster (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Attempt missed. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Darren McGregor (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

Attempt saved. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Jon Daly replaces Kris Boyd.

Attempt saved. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Chris Turner replaces Archie Campbell.

Attempt saved. Lewis Macleod (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Lewis Macleod (Rangers).

Delay in match Kris Boyd (Rangers) because of an injury.

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Macleod (Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

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

Attempt saved. Kris Boyd (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

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

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Richard Foster.

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