Reserves v RangersTuesday, 29th Aug 2006
A good win and a successful 90 minutes for Scott Morrison, Greg Ross and Darren Young
RANGERS 0 DUNFERMLINE 1
Dunfermline`s win over Rangers at the Broadwood Stadium meant that the Glasgow club remain rooted to the foot of the SPL Reserve League. Following on their 2-1 reversal at Tannadice last week, Ian Durrant`s team fell to an Owen Morrison goal.
The Ulsterman who has got himself into a valuable habit of scoring 69th minute goals against Rangers struck with a volley after Craig Wilson cushioned header from an Iain Williamson cross was nicely placed in his direction.
The first half was played in awkward blustery conditions that were not conducive to good football. Nevertheless Darren Young shot narrowly wide after 12 minutes and following a series of corners he again was closet with a header that went over the bar.
Roddy McKenzie saved from Moses Ashikodi before Dunfermline created another good chance just ten minutes from the break. Alan McDonough`s driving run down the right set up Calum Smith but the 18 year old`s attempt was deflected for another corner.
Smith troubled Rangers on the restart making ground down the right before cutting inside and driving in on goal before releasing a shot that the keeper turned around the post. Rangers were giving as good as they got and were unlucky when a Brian Gilmour shot from distance hit the post. Young was the next to threaten and was a little unfortunate to see his 55th minute shot saved by Robinson. The Pars did however make the opening 14 minutes later with a 22 yard Morrison effort that gave Lee Robinson little hope of stopping the ball as it soared into the top right corner.
The lead was preserved thanks to Iain Campbell who quickly mopped up after a fine McKenzie save when Rangers really should have struck.
Rangers pressed for an equaliser and Dunfermline looked dangerous on the break but the Pars ran out victors.RANGERS: Lee Robinson, Jordan McMillan, Marvin Andrews, Antoine Ponroy (Andrew Shinnie 21), Oliver Bernard, Steven Lennon, Bob Malcolm, Brian Gilmour, Paul Emslie, William Stanger (William McLachlan 75), Moses Ashikodi
SUBS NOT USED: Joseph Sagar, Martin Ure, Sam Woods, Andrew Little
DUNFERMLINE: Roddy McKenzie; Greg Ross, Aaron Labonte, Iain Campbell, Scott Morrison; Craig Wilson, Darren Young, Nick Phinn (Iain Williamson 46), Owen Morrison; Calum Smith, Alan McDonough (David Muir 79)
SUBS NOT USED: Greg Paterson, Clark Kay, Derek Howie, Neil Fenwick
SCORERS: O Morrison (69)
REFEREE: Graham Chambers
NEXT MATCH: v Dundee United, Tuesday 5th September 2006, 2.00pm kick off at East End Park
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