Scottish Cup

Rangers 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic

By Andy CampbellBBC Sport Scotland

Dean Shiels scored a hat-trick as Rangers cruised into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Dunfermline at Ibrox.

Shiels' shot on the spin gave the hosts an early lead and his second came on the rebound after Jon Daly's header had been blocked by goalkeeper Ryan Scully.

David Templeton fired the Ibrox side's third before half-time.

And a third from Shiels at the start of the second period completed the scoring for Ally McCoist's side.

Rangers will find out who they will face in the last eight when the draw is made on Sunday.

Their place in round six was rarely in doubt from the moment Shiels pounced on sloppiness in the Pars defence to open his account.

Ryan Williamson initially cut out Templeton's back-heel pass towards Lee Wallace but did not clear his lines, allowing Shiels to capitalise.

David Templeton scores for Rangers against Dunfermline
Templeton netted Rangers' third before the break

Shiels continued to be a thorn in Dunfermline's side and went down as he attempted to round Scully but referee Bobby Madden was unmoved by the penalty appeal.

Scully then blocked a powerful drive by Templeton and impressed again moments later when he parried Daly's header but Shiels was on hand to bury the rebound on that occasion.

Dunfermline desperately needed something to stem the flow of attacks towards their goal and Ryan Wallace stung the palms of Cammy Bell with a fierce drive.

Shiels was forced to wait for his treble when Scully beat away his latest strike but Templeton soon added to the home tally with a low drive into the keeper's left-hand corner.

Pars boss Jim Jefferies sought a change in fortunes with a couple of half-time changes but no sooner were Ryan Thomson and Faissal El Bakhtaoui on the park that the Pars were further behind.

It was another rebound goal for Shiels, this time following up after Wallace had been denied.

Ian Black was prominent in the second half as the home side continued to press, the midfielder firing narrowly over and then striking the bar with thunderous effort.

Templeton also continued to be a nuisance to the Pars back-line, testing Scully twice from inside the box.

The game ended with a couple of flashpoints as Templeton was booked following an altercation with Alex Whittle and Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni was fortunate to escape punishment after appearing to kick out at an opponent as he made a clearance.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bell
  • 2Faure
  • 5Wallace
  • 8Black
  • 6McCulloch
  • 3MohsniBooked at 88mins
  • 4AirdSubstituted forPeraltaat 72'minutes
  • 11LawSubstituted forCrawfordat 82'minutes
  • 10ShielsSubstituted forLittleat 76'minutes
  • 9Daly
  • 7TempletonBooked at 90mins


  • 12Little
  • 14Peralta
  • 15Sanchez Cribari
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Foster
  • 18Smith
  • 19Crawford


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 6MillenSubstituted forThomsonat 45'minutes
  • 3Whittle
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forEl-Bakhtaouiat 45'minutes
  • 5MorrisBooked at 82mins
  • 4Martin
  • 2Williamson
  • 8Geggan
  • 9WallaceBooked at 45mins
  • 11ShanklandSubstituted forMooreat 76'minutes
  • 10Falkingham


  • 12Thomson
  • 14Moore
  • 15Young
  • 16Husband
  • 17El-Bakhtaoui
  • 18Drummond
  • 20Goodfellow
Bobby Madden

Match Stats

Home TeamRangersAway TeamDunfermline
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rangers 4, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rangers 4, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  3. Booking

    David Templeton (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

  10. Post update

    Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Bilel Mohsni.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. Robert Crawford replaces Nicky Law.

  13. Booking

    Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Little (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Templeton (Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).