Saturday September 24, 2011 Day 9 Finished East End Park

Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 4 Rangers

  • Bocanegra 9’
  • Edu 17’
  • Naismith 51’, 81’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Dunfermline Athletic
    • Rangers
    • 90'+0 And there's the final whistle! Rangers have won 4-0 to make it a happy birthday for Ally McCoist as the Gers go seven points clear at the top. Thanks for joining us!!
    • 90'+1 Gallacher again with the ball. Will thump it long - and that's a frustrating offside.
    • 90' Corner comes to nothing as we move into the last minute. The ball is back with Gallacher as the fourth official signals two added minutes.
    • 89' DAVIS!! Curls it around the wall! Gallacher turns it round the post as the ball heads into the top left corner!! Good save by the Dunfermline keeper!
    • 88' Naimsith goes down under Mason's challenge. That'll be a free-kick around 20 yards out.
    • 87' Papac to Healy. Papac again now plays in Naismith on the edge of the box. Bodies in front of him, still tries the shot though! There was no way through then. Bad choice by the Rangers man.
    • 86' Free-kick to Dunfermline. Keddie rises highest, gets his head to it, the ball loops up and McGregor opts to punch that for some reason. Looked like an easy catch.
    • 84' Jelavic has done his work today. David Healy replaces him with six minutes of the match remaining.
    • 83' The ball is back with McGregor. Papac gives it away to Buchanan and the Dunfermline man returns the favour! This has been the problem today! The Pars have given the ball away all too cheaply!
    • 81' GOAL RANGERS!! Davis with a great ball to JELAVIC!! Doesn't shoot but squares the ball to NAISMITH!! Strokes the ball home from some six yards out and Rangers lead 4-0!!
    • 80' Willis takes it, headed away by Goian.
    • 79' Liam Buchanan is on for Barrowman.
    • 78' Jason Thomson with the cross. Headed away, but that'll be a free-kick as Willis falls over Papac. Didn't look like a foul, but the Pars will make another change before this is taken.
    • 76' BEDOYA!! Cuts inside, lets fly! But the ball strikes Jelavic on the back who's then flagged for offside!
    • 75' Sub for Rangers. Wylde is off and on comes American Alejandro Bedoya.
    • 74' Davis with it. Goian meets it, headed off target. But again Rangers are winning everything in the air!
    • 73' Davis looks for Ortiz with a back-heel. Wins a corner.
    • 71' It's all Rangers as Davis plays a sublime ball with the outside of his foot to Naismith! This time the Rangers man is crowded out by two Dunfermline defenders!
    • 69' WHITTAKER!! What a volley!! Caught that one superbly and the ball was arrowing into the corner!! Beaten away by Gallacher!!
    • 68' JELAVIC!! Curls the free-kick over the wall and Gallacher has to be alert to tip that one over the bar.
    • 67' Booking for Keddie. Just had eyes for bundling Wylde to the ground.
    • 66' GRAHAM!! Put clean through on the edge of the box!! Must be! NO!! Great save by McGregor low down to his left! What a chance for Dunfermline!! And Graham had a chance to take another chance there!
    • 65' Whittaker races towards goal! Opts for the shot as it opens up for him!! Flies wide! Just caught it with the outside of his foot!
    • 65' There's the change. Willis is on for Cardle.
    • 64' Papac for Rangers. Davis beats Gary Mason and the ref says that was a foul by the Dunfermline man.
    • 63' Jim McIntyre is lining up another change. Paul Willis the man set to come on.
    • 62' Cardle for Dunfermline. Looks for Kirk. Cardle again battles with Steven Whittaker. Looks for a foul, but it's a throw only.
    • 60' We're on the hour mark. Rangers are three goals to the good and looking for more. And worringly for Dunfermline , Rangers are still to concede a league goal away this campaign!
    • 59' Wylde takes it himself. Looks for Ortiz, Dunfermline get it away.
    • 59' Wylde wide on the left. Wins another corner for the visitors.
    • 58' Jelavic and Naismith almost link up to good effect. That was probably worth Jelavic having a pop though, rather than trying to find his team-mate!
    • 57' Change for the Pars. Ryan Thomson is off and on comes Andy Kirk.
    • 56' Gallacher knocks it long. Papac will clear up. Links up with Davis. Wylde now! Rolls a dangerous ball across the box!! No one there to tap the ball home!!
    • 55' Edu tries to make inroads past a black and white wall. Crowded out this time.
    • 54' The ball is rolled back to Gallacher by Rangers after play stops for a knock to Keddie.
    • 52' Whatever Jim McIntyre's game plan was, that's surely just gone out of the window. Dunfermline have the proverbial mountain to climb!
    • 51' GOAL RANGERS!! Superb pass by Davis, splits the defence to meet Naismith's clever run! He's onside and passes the ball beyond Gallacher!! Rangers lead 3-0!!
    • 50' Whittaker and Cardle battle for that one. Edu can clear.
    • 49' Cardle takes it, Jelavic meets it to flick it away. Goian has gone down again to boos around the stadium.
    • 49' Corner to Dunfermline off Papac. The third goal is vital here!
    • 47' Dunfermline get it away, but there's Papac who plays a ball looking for Jelavic. Flag goes up against the Croatian.
    • 46' Early corner for Rangers as they start as they mean to go on.
    • 46' A change for Rangers at the break. Lafferty is replaced by Juan Manuel Ortiz.
    • 46' And away we go!
    • - The teams are out. it's Born in the USA playing at Ally McCoist's 49th birthday party today. Americans Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu have given their boss an early present so far.
    • - We'll have Celtic v Inverness at 15:00. Looks like the Bhoys are going into that one seven points adrift! Follow LIVE text coverage of Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle here!
    • 45'+2 And that's the half time whistle. Rangers are looking more than comfortable at the moment. It's Dunfermline 0-2 Rangers at the break!
    • 45'+1 Ryan Thomson tries to get the ball into the box. Shanks it and it's a goal kick to Rangers. Wasted opportunity to at least test the Gers defence.
    • 45' Two minutes of time to be added on following Dorin Goian's earlier injury. The Romanian seems to have fully recovered from that knock.
    • 44' Dowie can bring it out for Dunfermline. That's neat passing by the hosts. Papac and Bocanegra eventually combine none too effectively to thwart Graham.
    • 42' Davis picks up the ball in the middle, plays in WYLDE!! Shoots! And the ball squirms away from Gallacher as he makes the save. No one there to follow up, though.
    • 41' Rangers looking to hold on to the ball. They're looking comfortable as they spray it across the park.
    • 40' Graham for Dunfermline. The Pars have stepped up the pace in these last few minutes. But again Rangers counter! Jelavic with space on the right, dinks in a ball for DAVIS!! Oooh! Heads powerfully wide from a great position. That could have been three!
    • 38' Cardle with the corner. ALEX KEDDIE!! Gets above Edu but can only direct his header high over the Rangers bar!
    • 37' Good counter by Dunfermline, BURNS!! Stings McGregor's hands as the keeper palms the ball away. In comes the follow up and that's deflected behind for a corner!
    • 36' Ten minutes of the half remaining. It's Dunfermline 0 Rangers 2 as the Gers string another set of crisp passes together.
    • 35' Wylde takes it, bounces harmlessly in the box and Gallacher makes sure he gets everything behind it as he gathers the ball in to his midriff. Oooh! The raply shows Naismith leading with his elbow on McCann. The Rangers man might have been in trouble if ref Brines had spotted that!
    • 34' Knocked forward for Naismith. Andy Dowie cleans up for the Pars. Again they give the ball away cheaply, and that'll be a free-kick as David Graham clatters Naismith.
    • 33' McCann out wide for Dunfermline. Looks for Cardle, in it comes. Bocanegra beats Barrowman to the header.
    • 31' Quick counter by the Gers. Poor pass though as Goian rejoins the match.
    • 30' Rangers will play with 10 men for the moment. Corner for Dunfermline after all that. Cardle delivers, cleared, but McCann will come forward again.
    • 29' And Goian is in trouble here. The Romanian signals to the bench and it looks like his game is over!
    • 28' Jason Thomson on the left hand side of the Rangers box. Gary Mason lofts the ball in! BARROWMAN!! Beats Goian to the ball and as the ball floats towards goal, McGregor tips the ball over the bar!!
    • 27' Free-kick to Dunfermline as the ball comes in. Ironic cheers ring out around East End Park.
    • 26' This time Dunfermline get it away, but the pressure is building again and that'll be ANOTHER corner, although Kyle Lafferty's sheepish expression suggests that was a goal kick!
    • 25' Lafferty now meets a lofted ball. Tries to guide a header back to Jelavic, put out for another Rangers corner!
    • 24' We're over halfway through the first period. Rangers sitting pretty at two goals to the good. Dunfermline have yet to test Allan McGregor.
    • 23' Takes it himself and JELAVIC!! Rises well but heads off-target! Worringly for Jim McIntyre, Rangers are winning everything in the box today!
    • 22' Wylde drives into the box and he wins a corner.
    • 22' Burns for the hosts. Looks for a foul but the free-kick goes Rangers' way - much to Burns annoyance
    • 20' Jason Thomson will have to be careful here. As another ball comes into the box, he is all over Bocanegra! Ref Brine doesn't spot it though!
    • 19' Naismith delivers, DORIN GOIAN!! Free header but he wastes that one! Should have tested the keeper there!
    • 18' Corner for the visitors as they again pour forward.
    • 17' GOAL RANGERS!! Jelavic rolls the ball to Maurice Edu who's in acres of space some 25 yards out!! Seems to just stroke it with his left and the ball flies past the stretching Gallacher!! Rangers lead 2-0 at East End Park!!
    • 16' Throw to Rangers midway in the Pars half. Papac is roundly booed for taking his time.
    • 15' David Graham now for Dunfermline. Lafferty nicks the ball, only to lose out again to the battling Graham.
    • 14' Thomson looking to make amends as he storms forwards. Almost gets something off Sasa Papac, but the Bosnian eventually thumps it clear.
    • 13' That's better though! Great little run by Cardle. Delivers a teasing cross looking for Andy Barrowman, but that's just too long and will drift out for a goal kick.
    • 12' No one on the post for Dunfermline for that Bocanegra goal and no doubt that Jason Thomson didn't make much of a challenge. No doubt that defending has let the Pars down so far this season.
    • 11' And Rangers have their tails up! Gregg Wylde again slings in a cross, this time Naismith tries to get on the end of it, but barely makes contact! Gallacher can gather safely!
    • 9' GOAL RANGERS!! In comes the corner, Carlos Bocanegra holds off Jason Thomson and heads the bal l inside the post!! Dunfermline 0 Rangers 1!!
    • 8' In by Wylde, LAFFERTY with a flicked header! Great save by Gallacher!!
    • 7' Foul by Alex Keddie on Lafferty. A chance to whip this free-kick into the box. .
    • 6' And now McGregor gets a touch of the ball. McCann collects again on the Dunfermline left. Free-kick against Jelavic just inside the Dunfermline half.
    • 5' Andy Dowie with a defensive header nicely to McCann. No way through and the ball is rolled back to Paul Gallacher in the Pars goal.
    • 5' Hefty pass by Lafferty. I blame the boots!
    • 4' Naismith and Lafferty linking up again. Brings in Gregg Wylde. Dunfermline counter. Lobbed in looking for Paul Burns. Just too much on that and Allan McGregor will claim.
    • 3' Joe Cardle again on the ball for the Pars. Cleared and Steven Naismith tries to get Kyle Lafferty away. Lafferty in shocking pink boots today!
    • 2' Austin McCann looks for Joe Cardle down the left for the hosts. Steven Davis is there to clean up.
    • 1' It's glorious sunshine today - across the pitch, so not a problem for the keepers at the moment.
    • 1' The Pars get us underway!
    • 12:44 Dunfermline in their traditional black and white stripes, Rangers in blue and white.
    • 12:41 And here come the teams! How will the Pars cope with their illustrious visitors in their first SPL clash since 2007?
    • 12:38 So, the warm-ups are over and we're waiting for the teams to emerge into the East End Park Autumn sunshine. Looks like a sparse crowd here at the moment though - just minutes before kick off.
    • 12:34 Our ref today is Iain Brines.
    • 12:30 Just the one change for the Pars. Andrew Barrowman replaces striker Andy Kirk.
    • 12:25 So the Gers line up with the same team who beat Celtic last week - with Allan McGregor, Maurice Edu, Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic all back in the starting line-up.
    • 12:20 And the teams are in! DUNFERMLINE: Gallacher; J. Thomson, Dowie, Keddie, McCann; Cardle, Burns, Mason, R. Thomson; Graham, Barrowman. Subs: Smith, Kirk, Buchanan, Potter, Boyle, Willis, Byrne. /// RANGERS: McGregor; Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac; Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde; Jelavic, Lafferty. Subs: Alexander, Perry, Broadfoot, Ortiz, Bedoya, Healy, McCabe.
    • 12:11 Unsurprisingly, considering Rangers hammered Dunfermline 7-2 in the League Cup last September. Kyle Lafferty registered a hat-trick. Nikicia Jeklavic waded in with a brace, while Madjid Bougherra and Steven Naismith netted one apiece. Callum Woods and Joe Cardle were the men on target for the Pars.
    • 12:10 Meanwhile, Pars manager, Jim McIntyre, expected the visitors to be out to make amends and acknowledged his team faced a tough task.
    • 12:09 Gers boss, Ally McCoist, admitted this week that the defeat to The Bairns was one of the biggest disappointments of his football career and urged his side to show their fighting spirit today.
    • 12:08 But the Ibrox side were shaken by a shock 3-2 midweek League Cup exit at the hands of First Division Falkirk.
    • 12:07 Rangers arrive at the Pars with a healthy four-point cushion over arch-rivals Celtic following their 4-2 win in the first Old Firm encounter of the season last week.
    • 12:05 Hello and welcome to the first of our two LIVE SPL matches this afternoon where Rangers clash with Dunfermline at East End Park.
  • Summary

    • 89' DAVIS!! Curls it around the wall! Gallacher turns it round the post as the ball heads into the top left corner!! Good save by the Dunfermline keeper!
    • 81' GOAL RANGERS!! Davis with a great ball to JELAVIC!! Doesn't shoot but squares the ball to NAISMITH!! Strokes the ball home from some six yards out and Rangers lead 4-0!!
    • 76' BEDOYA!! Cuts inside, lets fly! But the ball strikes Jelavic on the back who's then flagged for offside!
    • 74' Davis with it. Goian meets it, headed off target. But again Rangers are winning everything in the air!
    • 71' It's all Rangers as Davis plays a sublime ball with the outside of his foot to Naismith! This time the Rangers man is crowded out by two Dunfermline defenders!
    • 69' WHITTAKER!! What a volley!! Caught that one superbly and the ball was arrowing into the corner!! Beaten away by Gallacher!!
    • 68' JELAVIC!! Curls the free-kick over the wall and Gallacher has to be alert to tip that one over the bar.
    • 66' GRAHAM!! Put clean through on the edge of the box!! Must be! NO!! Great save by McGregor low down to his left! What a chance for Dunfermline!! And Graham had a chance to take another chance there!
    • 65' Whittaker races towards goal! Opts for the shot as it opens up for him!! Flies wide! Just caught it with the outside of his foot!
    • 56' Gallacher knocks it long. Papac will clear up. Links up with Davis. Wylde now! Rolls a dangerous ball across the box!! No one there to tap the ball home!!
    • - The teams are out. it's Born in the USA playing at Ally McCoist's 49th birthday party today. Americans Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu have given their boss an early present so far.
    • - We'll have Celtic v Inverness at 15:00. Looks like the Bhoys are going into that one seven points adrift! Follow LIVE text coverage of Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle here!
    • 40' Graham for Dunfermline. The Pars have stepped up the pace in these last few minutes. But again Rangers counter! Jelavic with space on the right, dinks in a ball for DAVIS!! Oooh! Heads powerfully wide from a great position. That could have been three!
    • 38' Cardle with the corner. ALEX KEDDIE!! Gets above Edu but can only direct his header high over the Rangers bar!
    • 35' Wylde takes it, bounces harmlessly in the box and Gallacher makes sure he gets everything behind it as he gathers the ball in to his midriff. Oooh! The raply shows Naismith leading with his elbow on McCann. The Rangers man might have been in trouble if ref Brines had spotted that!
    • 28' Jason Thomson on the left hand side of the Rangers box. Gary Mason lofts the ball in! BARROWMAN!! Beats Goian to the ball and as the ball floats towards goal, McGregor tips the ball over the bar!!
    • 23' Takes it himself and JELAVIC!! Rises well but heads off-target! Worringly for Jim McIntyre, Rangers are winning everything in the box today!
    • 19' Naismith delivers, DORIN GOIAN!! Free header but he wastes that one! Should have tested the keeper there!
    • 17' GOAL RANGERS!! Jelavic rolls the ball to Maurice Edu who's in acres of space some 25 yards out!! Seems to just stroke it with his left and the ball flies past the stretching Gallacher!! Rangers lead 2-0 at East End Park!!
    • 11' And Rangers have their tails up! Gregg Wylde again slings in a cross, this time Naismith tries to get on the end of it, but barely makes contact! Gallacher can gather safely!
    • 9' GOAL RANGERS!! In comes the corner, Carlos Bocanegra holds off Jason Thomson and heads the bal l inside the post!! Dunfermline 0 Rangers 1!!
    • 8' In by Wylde, LAFFERTY with a flicked header! Great save by Gallacher!!
    • 12:20 And the teams are in! DUNFERMLINE: Gallacher; J. Thomson, Dowie, Keddie, McCann; Cardle, Burns, Mason, R. Thomson; Graham, Barrowman. Subs: Smith, Kirk, Buchanan, Potter, Boyle, Willis, Byrne. /// RANGERS: McGregor; Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac; Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde; Jelavic, Lafferty. Subs: Alexander, Perry, Broadfoot, Ortiz, Bedoya, Healy, McCabe.

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