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Dundee   1 - 3   Rangers

Gary McKenzie challenges Rangers forward Nacho Novo
Rangers were made to work hard for the win at Dens Park

Rangers progressed to the semi-finals of the Co-operative Insurance Cup with a hard-fought victory at Dens Park.

Steven Whittaker headed Rangers in front but Leigh Griffiths hit back with a tremendous free-kick.

The First Division leaders enjoyed a good spell of pressure after the break but Gary McKenzie headed into his own net to put the visitors back in front.

John Fleck completed the scoring late on, shooting home after a bustling run from Nacho Novo.

Dundee made a lively start, swarming all over a Rangers side showing seven changes from the weekend but it was the visitors who got the first good glimpse of goal.

Whittaker could only stab the ball wide from close range after connecting with a Fleck corner.

It was a glaring miss but the full-back made amends on 15 minutes when he stole in at the front post to nod in another Fleck corner kick.

The home fans screamed for a penalty when Craig Forsyth went to ground after Neil Alexander raced from his line to clear but the pleas were ignored by referee Dougie McDonald and there was little protest from the player in dark blue.

Parity was restored on 29 minutes when Griffiths lashed in a fantastic free kick.

Gary Harkins was fouled just outside the penalty area by Jordan McMillan and the in-form striker sent a curling effort into the top corner of the net.

With the home support in good voice, Alexander was then called into action to block a stinging shot from Griffiths.

Dundee continued to make all of the running at the start of the second half, with Paul McHale heading over, Eric Paton firing too high and Griffiths drawing a decent save from Alexander.

And there were further claims for a penalty from the home contingent when Griffiths toppled after contact with Sasa Papac.

However, it was Rangers who went ahead with a goal out of the blue just before the hour.

Whittaker floated in a cross and, with goalkeeper Tony Bullock hesitant, McKenzie lost his bearings and flicked a header over his stranded team-mate, into his own net.

Griffiths wasted a great chance to level again when he miscued a free header and Dundee fell out of the game once the striker was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining.

Rangers were comfortable in the closing stages and wrapped up the win five minutes from time when Fleck drilled home a shot from 16 yards after an enterprising run from Novo.


Dundee manager Jocky Scott:
"We had two stonewall penalties, how the referee didn't give them I don't know.

"Craig Forsyth, who is just a young boy - not old enough to tell lies about things like that, said the keeper definitely touched him.

"He's knocked the ball past the goalie. Why should he want to go down?

"The second one - a blind man could have seen it!"

Rangers manager Walter Smith:
"It was a difficult game. I thought Dundee played very well and stretched us.

"Dundee have got some good players. They have bought players to get them out of the First Division.

"Once we got the second goal, which was a bit fortunate, we seemed to take a bit from that and finished the game strongly.

"Danny Wilson was excellent and I was pleased with Jordan McMillan, while John Fleck finished strongly."

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

CIS Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee 1-3 Rangers FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Griffiths 29
  • Whittaker 15
  • MacKenzie (og) 57
  • Fleck 85

Dundee

  • 01 Bullock
  • 02 Paton
  • 04 Forsyth
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 06 Lauchlan
  • 11 Harkins
  • 03 Malone yellow card
  • 07 McHale
  • 08 Kerr (Hart 79)
  • 09 Griffiths (McMenamin 72)
  • 10 Higgins (Clarke 70)

Substitutes

  • 13 Soutar,
  • 14 Casement,
  • 15 Hart,
  • 16 McMenamin,
  • 17 Clarke

Rangers

  • 25 Alexander
  • 05 Papac
  • 16 Whittaker yellow card
  • 26 Smith
  • 47 McMillan
  • 66 Wilson
  • 08 Thomson
  • 20 Beasley (Naismith 75)
  • 10 Novo
  • 27 Lafferty
  • 29 Fleck yellow card

Substitutes

  • 01 McGregor,
  • 07 Davis,
  • 09 Boyd,
  • 14 Naismith,
  • 18 Miller
Ref: McDonaldAtt: 10,654
DUNDEE
RANGERS

Possession

  • Dundee 53%
  • Rangers 47%

Attempts on target

  • Dundee 5
  • Rangers 4

Attempts off target

  • Dundee 6
  • Rangers 10

Corners

  • Dundee 5
  • Rangers 2

Fouls

  • Dundee 15
  • Rangers 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:01 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+1:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Clarke on Jordan McMillan. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.
  • 88:42 Unfair challenge on James Lauchlan by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Tony Bullock takes the indirect free kick.
  • 88:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Clarke on Sasa Papac. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
  • 87:30 Unfair challenge on Steven Smith by Colin McMenamin results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Alexander.
  • 84:45 Assist on the goal came from Nacho Novo.
  • 84:45 GOAL - John FleckDundee 1 - 3 Rangers John Fleck scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 1-3 Rangers.
  • 84:24 Eddie Malone produces a cross, Steven Smith makes a clearance.
  • 83:43 Free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 83:43 Booking John Fleck is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 83:38 John Fleck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth.
  • 83:29 The ball is crossed by Kyle Lafferty, Eric Paton makes a clearance.
  • 80:53 Foul by James Lauchlan on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Smith from the free kick.
  • 78:16 Substitution Richard Hart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Kerr.
  • 78:16 Centre by Eric Paton.
  • 77:41 Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Free kick crossed by Gary Harkins, clearance by Danny Wilson.
  • 76:51 Eric Paton delivers the ball.
  • 75:15 Gary Harkins sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Colin McMenamin from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
  • 75:00 The referee penalises Paul McHale for handball. Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:34 Substitution DaMarcus Beasley goes off and Steven Naismith comes on.
  • 73:31 Foul by James Lauchlan on Kyle Lafferty, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
  • 73:01 Colin McMenamin delivers the ball.
  • 70:51 Substitution Leigh Griffiths leaves the field to be replaced by Colin McMenamin.
  • 70:51 Unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by James Lauchlan results in a free kick. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick. Shot by Nacho Novo from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 68:47 Headed effort from inside the box by Leigh Griffiths misses to the right of the target.
  • 68:47 Substitution (Dundee) makes a substitution, with Patrick Clarke coming on for Sean Higgins.
  • 68:47 A cross is delivered by Gary MacKenzie, DaMarcus Beasley gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Harkins from the left by-line,
  • 68:36 Eddie Malone delivers the ball, Danny Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 68:10 Nacho Novo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths. Direct free kick taken by Eric Paton.
  • 67:50 Steven Smith sends in a cross.
  • 67:27 The ball is delivered by Sean Higgins, clearance made by Sasa Papac.
  • 67:03 Jordan McMillan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth. Brian Kerr restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:44 The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac.
  • 65:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Kerr on Jordan McMillan. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 61:07 Centre by Paul McHale, Danny Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 60:44 Kyle Lafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Lauchlan. Eric Paton takes the free kick.
  • 60:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by Craig Forsyth. Neil Alexander takes the indirect free kick.
  • 59:55 Paul McHale produces a cross, Danny Wilson manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:00 Paul McHale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Smith. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nacho Novo from left wing, Tony Bullock makes a save.
  • 56:59 The assist for the goal came from Steven Whittaker.
  • 56:59 GOAL - Gary MacKenzieDundee 1 - 2 Rangers Own goal by Gary MacKenzie. Dundee 1-2 Rangers.
  • 55:40 Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth. Gary Harkins shoots direct from the free kick, save by Neil Alexander.
  • 54:48 Shot by Nacho Novo from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 53:45 Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Bullock. Shot by Eddie Malone from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 52:14 Jordan McMillan has a shot and went wide left of the goal.
  • 51:18 The ball is delivered by Paul McHale.
  • 48:59 Gary Harkins produces a cross, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Harkins, Neil Alexander makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Harkins from the right by-line, Eric Paton has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
  • 46:14 The ball is delivered by Craig Forsyth, Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Neil Alexander.
  • 45:29 Corner taken by Paul McHale played to the near post, Kyle Lafferty makes a clearance.
  • 45:17 Eddie Malone produces a cross, clearance by Steven Whittaker.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:14 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:31 A cross is delivered by Craig Forsyth, clearance made by Danny Wilson. Short corner taken by Gary Harkins from the left by-line.
  • 44:10 Steven Smith delivers the ball.
  • 42:02 The ball is sent over by Eric Paton, clearance by Steven Whittaker.
  • 40:09 Effort from just outside the box by John Fleck goes over the bar.
  • 39:15 Leigh Griffiths sends in a cross.
  • 38:44 Gary Harkins takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:44 Booking Steven Whittaker receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 38:37 Unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick.
  • 38:10 A cross is delivered by Brian Kerr, save by Neil Alexander.
  • 37:20 Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Gary MacKenzie, free kick awarded. Gary MacKenzie takes the indirect free kick.
  • 35:46 Drilled left-footed shot by Leigh Griffiths. Neil Alexander makes a save.
  • 35:05 The ball is delivered by Gary Harkins.
  • 34:11 Leigh Griffiths fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Eric Paton takes the free kick.
  • 33:12 Centre by Eddie Malone, clearance made by Sasa Papac.
  • 33:01 Gary Harkins produces a cross, clearance made by Sasa Papac.
  • 31:24 Gary Harkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan McMillan. John Fleck restarts play with the free kick. Nacho Novo has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 31:18 John Fleck sends in a cross, James Lauchlan manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:47 The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths. Neil Alexander takes the indirect free kick.
  • 28:52 GOAL - Leigh GriffithsDundee 1 - 1 Rangers Free kick scored by Leigh Griffiths from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-1 Rangers.
  • 27:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Thomson on Gary Harkins.
  • 27:11 Nacho Novo takes a shot. Tony Bullock makes a save.
  • 26:21 The ball is delivered by Eric Paton.
  • 24:30 The ball is crossed by Leigh Griffiths, clearance by Kevin Thomson.
  • 23:44 DaMarcus Beasley crosses the ball, Brian Kerr makes a clearance.
  • 23:01 Effort on goal by Brian Kerr from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 22:55 A cross is delivered by Gary Harkins, clearance by Sasa Papac.
  • 22:07 Unfair challenge on DaMarcus Beasley by Paul McHale results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 20:15 Gary Harkins produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 18:48 Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
  • 18:48 Booking Eddie Malone is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 18:42 Foul by Eddie Malone on DaMarcus Beasley, free kick awarded.
  • 18:13 Steven Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Free kick taken by Eric Paton.
  • 17:55 Unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eddie Malone.
  • 17:37 John Fleck produces a cross.
  • 17:05 Sean Higgins challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Alexander takes the indirect free kick.
  • 16:04 The referee blows for offside against Nacho Novo. Tony Bullock takes the indirect free kick.
  • 15:45 Kyle Lafferty is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony Bullock.
  • 14:21 Assist on the goal came from John Fleck.
  • 14:21 GOAL - Steven WhittakerDundee 0 - 1 Rangers Steven Whittaker scores a headed goal from close in. Dundee 0-1 Rangers.
  • 13:52 John Fleck crosses the ball, Nacho Novo takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Bullock. Corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line played to the near post,
  • 12:16 Centre by Steven Smith, Eddie Malone manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck, Steven Whittaker produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 10:59 Nacho Novo is caught offside. Tony Bullock restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:50 The ball is crossed by Sean Higgins, Neil Alexander makes a save.
  • 9:41 John Fleck produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 7:00 Sasa Papac challenges Leigh Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Harkins crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kevin Thomson manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:17 Gary MacKenzie fouled by Kyle Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.
  • 6:10 The ball is sent over by Brian Kerr, save made by Neil Alexander.
  • 4:02 James Lauchlan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nacho Novo. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kevin Thomson. Shot on goal by John Fleck from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 3:08 The ball is sent over by Gary Harkins.
  • 1:10 The ball is sent over by Paul McHale.
  • 0:16 DaMarcus Beasley fouled by Craig Forsyth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker from right wing, save by Tony Bullock.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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