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Rangers 2 Kilmarnock 1

A comeback goal from Jamie Burrows who was playing his first game since breaking his leg in September was enough to secure the three points against Kilmarnock at Forthbank tonight. The game was at the home of Stirling Albion as Dumbarton have a home game tomorrow and Rangers have already used their allowed options for playing games at Murray Park.

The first real effort on goal came on the quarter-hour mark, Callum Gallagher got a flick on to Liam Kelly’s clearance and it was collected by Fraser Aird on the right who cut in past Sam Liddington before shooting narrowly wide of the far post. Within two minutes Greg Pascazio got caught under a clearance and his glancing header left Greg Kiltie in the clear, the Killie striker was denied by Liam Kelly who advanced from his line to block and Luca Gasparotto was on hand to complete the clearance.

A slack cross field pass from Scott Roberts on the left was cut out by Jack Whittaker who tried his luck from distance, the shot was powerful enough but straight at Liam Kelly. Rangers capitalised by taking the lead within sixty seconds, Dylan Dykes sent the ball out to Fraser Aird on the right, he again cut inside Sam Liddington with his shot being turned past Conor Brennan by Callum Gallagher at close range.

Five minutes before the break Jack Whittaker cut in from the left past Kevin Mbabu and his shot from around twenty-five yards forced Liam Kelly to tip over.

Half-Time:- Rangers 1 Kilmarnock 0

As the hour mark approached Rory McKenzie attacked the left side of Rangers penalty area, when he passed inside to Greg Taylor the Killie substitute laid the ball back into the path of Greg Kiltie who’s shot was deflected just wide of Liam Kelly’s right hand post. The visitor’s equalised on sixty-one minutes, Greg Kiltie delivered a free-kick from the right and Lewis Clark glanced a header across goal and into the far corner of the net.

The status quo lasted barely two minutes with Jamie Burrows latching on to a short Jack Whittaker pass back and rounding Conor Brennan before rolling the ball into the net from a tight angle on the right. The final chance came in the final minute, good play from Darren Ramsay took him past two defenders before passing to Callum Gallagher on the right. he returned the ball to Darren Ramsay inside the box but his shot was straight at Conor Brennan.

Full-Time:- Rangers 2 Kilmarnock 1

Rangers:- Liam Kelly; Kevin Mbabu (Scot Whiteside HT), Greg Pascazio, Luca Gaparotto, Ross McCrorie; Fraser Aird, Dylan Dykes, Max Ashmore (Danny Stoney 76mins), Scott Roberts (Jamie Burrows 60mins); Darren Ramsay; Callum Gallagher.

Not Used:- Lewis McMinn (Gk), Junior Ogen, Lewis White, Kris Gibson.

Kilmarnock:- Conor Brennan; Dean Hawkshaw, Iain Wilson, Lewis Clark, Sam Liddington; Scott McLean, Sammy Clingan (Greg Taylor HT), Euan Smith, Jack Whittaker (Andy Sibbald 78mins);Rory McKenzie (Dylan Pooler 60mins), Greg Kiltie.

Not Used:- Devlin McKay (Gk), Aidan Wilson.

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