Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hamilton give the Rangers a scare

After nearly three weeks off the Rangers needed a bit of time to dust off the cob-webs before getting down to business against Hamilton. Spotting the Accies the opening goal, the Rangers came back with three unanswered strikes for a convincing 3-1 triumph.

The start was anything but clinical as Hamilton's Brian Easton flicked-on Alex Neil's free-kick five minutes shy of the hour in what can be described as dismal marking on a set-piece. However four minutes shy of the hour the Gers were awarded a penalty kick as veteran Mark McLaughlin was adjudged to pulling down Kenny Miller. The call will be considered as subjective by many however embattled Kris Boyd stepped up to the spot and calmly leveled the match. Staying within an unbiased opinion, five minutes after the break Rangers benefited from another dubious call as Kris Boyd was clearly offside on a Steven Davis cross before he headed it to the back of the net. With ten minutes remaining Nacho Novo, who contrary to his teammate Mr. Boyd, is anxious to wear the colours of beautiful Scotland, pounced on an unforced error to bring the match to its final 3-1 scoreline.

The Rangers and the Accies meet up this Tuesday in the Scottish League Cup at Ibrox.