Queen's Park 1-4 Rangers

By Andy CampbellBBC Sport Scotland
Highlights - Queen's Park 1-4 Rangers

Rangers celebrated winning the Scottish Third Division title with victory against Queen's Park at Hampden.

Ally McCoist's side, who were confirmed as champions last weekend, moved ahead through David Templeton's strike.

Fraser Aird tapped in a second shortly before the break and Kane Hemmings' first Rangers goal extended the visitors' advantage.

Templeton added his second of the day before Lawrence Shankland headed a consolation for the Spiders.

Gardner Speirs' side, who sit second with a game in hand, remain three points clear of Peterhead and are close to sealing a place in the promotion play-off zone.

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch and home striker Jamie Longworth were both unsuccessful with early efforts before Templeton's opener.

Kyle Hutton teed the ball up outside the box and the former Hearts player got enough power on the shot to beat Neil Parry.

Fraser Aird scores for Rangers against Queen's Park
Aird applied a simple finish for Rangers' second

The Ibrox side were beginning to play with a fluency that had been missing from their performances in March, which included two goalless draws and a defeat.

And they soon doubled their lead from a free-kick. Parry blocked after McCulloch had connected with Ian Black's delivery but Aird was on hand to convert.

A curling shot by Blair Spittal deflected wide of the Rangers goal and Paul Gallacher also went close for the hosts in the opening phase of the second half.

But Hemmings, who had replaced Anestis Argyriou, ended any prospect of a comeback with a stylish left-foot finish from the edge of the area.

Templeton then arrowed a 25-yard drive into the bottom left corner before Queen's Park's late rally.

Shankland nodded home fellow substitute Tony Quinn's cross and the latter fired against the post in injury time.

Queen's Park: Parry, Gallacher, Little, Bradley, Robertson, Anderson, Longworth, McParland, Connolly (Burns 67), Keenan (Quinn 84), Spittal (Shankland 80). Subs Not Used: Lochhead, Fabio Capuano.

Booked: Gallacher, Anderson.

Goals: Shankland 87.

Rangers: Alexander, Argyriou (Hemmings 59), Faure, Emilson Cribari, Wallace, Crawford (McKay 77), Hutton, Black, Aird, McCulloch, Templeton, Hemmings (Naismith 89). Subs Not Used: Smith, Mitchell.

Booked: Crawford, Templeton, McCulloch.

Goals: Templeton 18, Aird 35, Hemmings 68, Templeton 86.

Att: 11,492

Ref: Craig Charleston

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