Queen's Park 0 - 1 Rangers

Saturday 29th December 2012
F Aird (90+2)

Top 10 for Rangers

A last-gasp goal from substitute Fraser Aird ensured Rangers' winning streak continued as they claimed a 1-0 victory over 10-man Queen's Park.

The clash at the national stadium had looked set to end goalless before the injury-time strike sealed a 10th win in a row for the Irn-Bru Third Division leaders.

The Old Firm clash with Celtic may be the most famous in Scottish football but the original Glasgow derby actually took place between Queen's Park and Rangers.

According to the official match-day programme, it is also the oldest surviving senior derby in world football.

The meeting between both clubs at Ibrox earlier this season saw the resumption of a fixture first played 135 years ago.

This match - in front of a crowd of 30,117 - was the first Hampden clash between the sides since November 1957, when Rangers came out on top as 4-2 winners.

Ally McCoist was forced to make two changes from the side which defeated Clyde on Boxing Day.

Andy Little was sidelined through injury while Lewis Macleod revealed on Twitter before kick-off that he was ill with a virus, meaning he was absent for the first time this season.

Queen's Park had given Rangers a tough match at Ibrox in October and they looked well up for this encounter, carving out a couple of chances early on.

A free-kick 20 yards out provided an opportunity to put the visitors under pressure but Michael Keenan was wasteful with an effort that was well off target.

David Anderson came closer when he tried his luck with a shot from just outside the box which fizzed across goal and just wide of the upright.

The best chance so far fell to Rangers when a lovely cross from the left from Barrie McKay set up David Templeton for a shot that flashed inches over the crossbar.

Crawford was not too far away when he met a Black cross 10 yards out and bulleted a header just over as the first half ended goalless.

Rangers continued to push for the opener after the restart and a lofted effort from Lee McCulloch landed on the roof of the net, with Neil Parry untroubled in goal.

The goalkeeper was then called into action to make an impressive save to deny McKay, who unleashed a powerful drive after a one-two with McCulloch.

Queen's Park were dealt a blow when they were reduced to 10 men when James Brough picked up a second caution for a foul on Templeton after 56 minutes.

Parry reacted quickly again to snuff out another Rangers threat, this time racing off his line to block from Lee Wallace, who had been teed up by Templeton.

Aird had replaced Black and Francisco Sandaza was thrown into the action for Kyle Hutton with 20 minutes to go, with Rangers struggling to break down a stubborn Spiders side.

The Spanish striker was clearly aiming to make an immediate impact but his finishing let him down as he rifled into the side-netting.

The home side could have snatched the points when Aidan Connolly released Lawrence Shankland in plenty of space but his shot lacked power and was easily smothered by Neil Alexander.

Shankland had the chance to make amends with a free-kick that escaped the grasp of the Rangers goalkeeper but swerved past the far post.

Sandaza again rippled the side-netting for Rangers, before Aird grabbed the winner in injury time with a shot from just outside the area that squeezed past several bodies in the box and nestled in the bottom corner.

OfficialWilliam Collum
Attendance30,117
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Rangers
5:36
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
7:40
Foul on Lee McCulloch
7:47
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
8:33
Cross from Ian Black
8:38
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline
8:54
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
9:14
Foul on Barrie McKay
9:19
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
9:29
Shot taken by Ian Black with his right foot
9:48
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
10:31
Foul on David Templeton
10:39
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
11:12
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch with his right foot
11:21
Block taken by Michael Keenan
12:54
Cross from Andrew Robertson
13:07
Block taken by Robert Crawford
13:07
Hand Ball taken by Robert Crawford
13:11
Free Kick taken by Ian Watt
13:50
Shot taken by Ian Watt with his right foot
14:15
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
17:25
Cross from Lee Wallace
17:28
Clearance by James Brough
17:30
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
19:02
Shot taken by David Anderson using his left foot
19:22
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
19:31
Foul on Michael Keenan
19:36
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
21:14
Foul on Michael Keenan
21:21
Free Kick taken by James Brough
22:38
Cross from Barrie McKay
22:40
Shot taken by David Templeton with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:01
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
24:21
Offside flag raised against Lee McCulloch
24:22
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
25:44
Cross from Lee Wallace
25:46
Block taken by Paul McGinn
26:44
Foul on David Anderson
27:12
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
27:30
Foul on Paul Gallacher
27:35
BOOKING: Ian Black of Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
27:57
Free Kick taken by Ian Watt
28:11
Cross from Ian Watt
28:19
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
29:12
Foul on Sanchez Emilson Cribari
29:16
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
31:36
Cross from Barrie McKay
31:42
Clearance by James Brough
32:23
Foul on David Templeton
32:28
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
32:56
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
33:02
Clearance by Paul McGinn
33:09
Cross from Ian Black
33:11
Shot taken by Robert Crawford from the centre penalty area
33:36
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
33:59
Cross from Barrie McKay
34:00
Save made by Neil Parry
34:50
Cross from Paul McGinn
34:54
Save made by Neil Alexander
36:04
Cross from Barrie McKay
36:09
Clearance by Richard Little
36:40
Cross from Barrie McKay
36:45
Block taken by Paul McGinn
36:51
Shot taken by Ian Black with his right foot
37:08
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
40:01
Foul on David Templeton
40:09
BOOKING: James Brough of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:41
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
41:51
Foul on Anthony Quinn
42:15
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
43:46
Foul on Ian Watt
43:54
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
45:00+0:10
Foul on Michael Keenan
45:00+0:16
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Rangers
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Rangers
46:11
Foul on David Anderson
46:19
BOOKING: Kyle Hutton of Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
46:38
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
46:55
Cross from Richard Little
47:27
Foul on Ian Black
47:32
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
49:27
Foul on Ian Black
49:36
BOOKING: Paul Gallacher of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:59
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
51:00
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch with his right foot from the right penalty area
51:27
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
51:59
Cross from Andrew Robertson
52:05
Save made by Neil Alexander
52:24
Cross from Lee Wallace
52:28
Clearance by Richard Little
52:37
Foul on David Anderson
52:43
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
53:53
Shot taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:07
Save made by Neil Parry
54:10
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
54:58
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
55:28
Foul on David Templeton
55:35
DISMISSAL: James Brough of Queen's Park sent off for second bookable offence
56:24
Free Kick taken by Ian Black
56:34
Shot taken by Lee Wallace using his left foot
56:45
Block taken by Richard Little
56:50
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
57:24
Foul on Paul Gallacher
57:35
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
58:45
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
59:04
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
62:14
Foul on Ian Watt
62:28
Free Kick taken by Ian Watt from the left wing
62:38
Cross from Ian Watt
62:50
Save made by Neil Alexander
63:05
Foul on Ian Black
63:13
BOOKING: David Anderson of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:05
Substitution for Rangers: Fraser Aird on for Ian Black
64:41
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
65:14
Shot taken by Lee Wallace using his left foot from the centre penalty area
65:27
Save made by Neil Parry
65:36
Cross from Paul McGinn
65:50
Foul on Robert Crawford
65:57
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
67:16
Corner taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
67:49
Clearance by Kyle Hutton
68:00
BOOKING: Lawrence Shankland of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:20
Free Kick taken by Neil Alexander
69:28
Foul on Ian Watt
69:38
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
70:22
Cross from Fraser Aird
70:29
Substitution for Rangers: Francisco Sandaza on for Kyle Hutton
70:55
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
71:32
Save made by Neil Parry
71:42
Foul on Richard Little
72:17
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
72:55
Corner taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
73:19
Clearance by Francisco Sandaza
73:42
Substitution for Queen's Park: Aidan Connolly on for Ian Watt
74:40
Shot taken by David Templeton with his right foot from the right penalty area
74:50
Save made by Neil Parry
74:54
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
75:05
Clearance by Lawrence Shankland
75:59
Cross from Francisco Sandaza
76:05
Block taken by Richard Little
76:09
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
76:29
Clearance by Richard Little
76:34
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
76:53
Clearance by Lawrence Shankland
77:07
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland using his left foot
77:20
Save made by Neil Alexander
79:40
Cross from Fraser Aird
79:45
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
79:49
Shot taken by Barrie McKay using his left foot
80:02
Save made by Neil Parry
81:14
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
81:18
Free Kick taken by Lee Wallace
81:30
Cross from Lee Wallace
81:36
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
81:54
Foul on Aidan Connolly
82:00
Free Kick taken by Lawrence Shankland from the left wing
82:40
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left wing
83:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Alexander
83:10
Shot taken by Francisco Sandaza with his right foot from the right penalty area
83:30
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
84:13
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
84:16
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
84:46
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
85:00
Cross from Barrie McKay
85:04
Shot taken by Lee McCulloch from the centre penalty area
85:23
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
85:42
Foul on Barrie McKay
86:14
Free Kick taken by Lee Wallace from the right wing
86:17
BOOKING: Aidan Connolly of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:34
Cross from Lee Wallace
86:38
Save made by Neil Parry
87:55
Hand Ball taken by Michael Keenan
88:02
Substitution for Queen's Park: Anthony McParland on for Lawrence Shankland
88:11
Free Kick taken by Sanchez Emilson Cribari
90:00+0:06
Corner taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:29
Clearance by Richard Little
90:00+0:41
Corner taken by Barrie McKay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
90:00+1:03
Shot taken by Fraser Aird with his right foot
90:00+1:03
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Rangers
GOAL scored by Fraser Aird with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
Full Time
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Rangers

Queen's Park

vs

Rangers

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
4
Shots
14
1
On Target
7
3
Off Target
7
7
Crosses
18
2
Corners
10
14
Throw Ins
15
7
Saves
4
12
Clearances
3
11
Goal Kicks
3
5
Blocks
1
16
Free Kicks
16
0
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
1
5
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Richard Little
05.James Brough (41+0: Unsporting behaviour) (56+0: Second Bookable Offence)
06.Paul Gallacher (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Paul McGinn
08.David Anderson (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Anthony Quinn
10.Michael Keenan
07.Lawrence Shankland (68+0: Unsporting behaviour) 89+0' Tactical
11.Ian Watt 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Peter Bradley
14.Anthony McParland 89+0' Tactical
16.Aidan Connolly (87+0: Unsporting behaviour) 74+0' Tactical
15.Jamie Longworth

Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Neil Alexander
02.Christopher Hegarty
03.Sanchez Emilson Cribari
04.Ross Perry
05.Lee Wallace
10.Kyle Hutton (46+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical
07.Robert Crawford
08.Ian Black (28+0: Unsporting behaviour) 65+0' Tactical
09.David Templeton
06.Lee McCulloch
11.Barrie McKay

Substitutes

16.Blair Currie
14.Darren Cole
15.Sebastien Faure
17.Fraser Aird 65+0' Tactical
12.Francisco Sandaza 71+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Queen's Park ready to go

Queen's Park have a fully fit and suspension free squad for their first league match against Rangers at Hampden in over 55 years with defender Jamie Brough and striker Lawrence Shankland added to the 16 that drew with Elgin a fortnight ago.

Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "Rangers are coming here in excellent form having won their last nine Third Division games in a row and scoring a heap of goals in the process.

"It will be a fantastic experience for our players to play in front of such a huge crowd.

"Hopefully they will respond to it in the same manner as they did at Ibrox where we played well before losing 2-0. We will look to play our normal passing game and see where that takes us."

Andy Little is a doubt with a hamstring problem for Rangers.

Dean Shiels is struggling with a calf strain, but should be okay for the match at Hampden, while Ian Black is back in contention after recovering from a knee injury.

Lee Wallace is also available for selection after successfully appealing the red card he received against Annan last week.

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 17 35 42
2 Elgin City 17 4 27
3 Up Montrose 17 0 26
4 Up Peterhead 17 2 25
5 Down Queen's Park 15 5 23
6 Up Annan Athletic 17 -5 20
7 Down Berwick Rangers 16 -3 19
8 Clyde 16 -8 19
9 East Stirlingshire 16 -18 14
10 Stirling Albion 16 -12 13

Updated 29/12/2012 at 16:59