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Dumbarton 0-1 Rangers

By Alasdair LamontBBC Scotland at the Bet Butler Stadium
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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steven Smith (Rangers).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Lee Mair.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. David van Zanten replaces Scott Linton.

  11. Booking

    Richard Foster (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Darren McGregor (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).

  20. Post update

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