Rangers 2 Berwick Rangers 0

Goals from Barrie McKay and Andy Little ensured there would be no upset as Rangers dumped Berwick out of the Ramsdens Cup

PA Wire Rangers' David Templeton (left) and Berwick Rangers' Steven Notman
Rangers' David Templeton (left) and Berwick Rangers' Steven Notman

Goals from Barrie McKay and Andy Little ensured there would be no upset as Rangers dumped Berwick out of the Ramsdens Cup.

The Wee Rangers famously defeated the Glasgow giants in the Scottish Cup back in 1967 but the class of 2013 were unable to repeat the feat in this second round clash at Ibrox.

Despite naming a strong side, it took some time for Rangers to get going and convert their possession into chances in front of goal.

Little tested the goalkeeper when he raced onto a Lee Wallace pass from the left flank and drew a save at the near post from Paul Grant.

Cribari then came close when he met a corner with a header that bounced off the turf and over the crossbar.

The home side should have been ahead when Lewis Macleod released Little into the box for a shot that lacked power but looked set to trickle home until Michael Dunlop hooked clear.

It proved to be the only real moment of excitement in a drab and uninspiring first half, as a combination of slack passing and poor finishing saw Rangers still searching for the opener.

The breakthrough almost came three minutes after the restart when Sebastien Faure’s impressive volley was just tipped over the crossbar by Grant.

McKay was thrown into the action for Dean Shiels and had an immediate impact when he netted with his first touch less than a minute later.

Rangers struck again on 62 minutes. This time, Little found the net when he rose to meet a Robbie Crawford cross and send a bullet header beyond Grant to double the advantage and secure Rangers’ progression.

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