Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rangers defeat St Mirren 2-1

Without the services Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor under suspension, the Rangers maintained their winning form without the disgraced stars defeating St Mirren 2-1.

With Neil Alexander between the woodwork and Maurice Edu taking the ex-captains spot, the Gers put forth a solid lineup and very likely will be a key component in next years campaign. The Gers took the lead early with Kris Boyd finding the net at the twelfth minute
as Pedro Mendes linked up with Saša Papac before the Bosnian supplied the striker the opportunity to close from the six yard box. The lead didn't come without a mighty piece of work as St Mirren are a stubborn side but only seven minutes later the young American Maurice Edu added the second. However before the second goal Nacho Novo came in for young Mr. Edu's countryman DaMarcus Beasley who injured a rib and will miss this weekends clash against Motherwell. That withstanding nineteen minutes after the opening whistle the Gers had a two goal lead as the American international nodded in Pedro Mendes corner. Up by two the celebration was cooled a morsel as Christian Dailly was summoned in for Saša Papac with nine minutes left in the half after a ankle injury. Ibrox will be backed a morsel tighter on Saturday because joining DaMarcus in the stands will be Saša as the Rangers number whittle down. In an odd twist of trivia, that like most trivia isn't all that important (hence it's "trivial") another MLS alumni cast his name on the score-sheet, this from Andy Dorman eleven minutes into the half to cut the margin by one. Via the work of veteran Craig Dargo's provision St Mirren made in 2-1 but despite a hearty effort, the Rangers curmudgeonly defending saved the victory.

With the campaign nearing conclusion the Rangers welcome Motherwell to Ibrox this Saturday afternoon.