Rangers 3-1 Queen of the South Arfield scores two in League Cup win

Robbie Ure made the dream start to his Rangers debut
Robbie Ure made the dream start to his Rangers debut, with an early goal

A debut goal from teenage striker Robbie Ure set Rangers on their way to an ultimately comfortable League Cup second-round victory over Queen of the South at Ibrox.

The 18-year-old found the net after 10 minutes with the aid of a slight deflection before Lee Connelly levelled with a sublime curling shot.

Scott Arfield ran on to a Ridvan Yilmaz pass to restore Rangers’ lead, and the midfielder finished off a slick passing move late in the game to ensure progress to the quarter-finals.

The 86th-minute goal brightened up what had been a scruffy second half as the hosts lost their way after the interval.

Rangers, who last lifted the trophy in the 2010-11 season, made 11 changes from Saturday’s 4-0 win over Ross County, with Ure joined by fellow academy players Leon King and Adam Devine, while Ryan Jack filled in at centre-half.

Ure’s shot clipped a defender to deceive goalkeeper Max Currie after a neat lay-off inside the penalty area from Glen Kamara.

The League 1 side hit back soon after when Connelly intercepted a mis-hit pass-back from Fashion Sakala and lofted a marvellous finish over Allan McGregor from the edge of the penalty area.

Rangers responded with a period of fierce pressure and Arfield timed his run perfectly to ram home a clever cut-back from Rıdvan.

A largely forgettable second 45 minutes ended with a touch of class as the veteran midfielder doubled his tally with a composed side-foot finish.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst: “Our main objective was to go to the next round, and we used this game to give players more minutes.

“In the end, we could give youngsters their first taste of Ibrox. It gives them a goal to train hard in the academy to get more games here. Overall it was a good win against an opponent who did really well.”



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McGregor
  • 44Devine
  • 8Jack
  • 38King
  • 3Yilmaz
  • 10Davis
  • 17MatondoSubstituted forMcCannat 76′minutes
  • 37Arfield
  • 18KamaraBooked at 48minsSubstituted forStevensat 89′minutes
  • 30SakalaSubstituted forNsioat 88′minutes
  • 69UreSubstituted forLovelaceat 76′minutes


  • 19Sands
  • 23Wright
  • 28McCrorie
  • 29McCann
  • 31Barisic
  • 49Fraser
  • 72Lovelace
  • 79Nsio
  • 91Stevens

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Currie
  • 2McKayBooked at 81mins
  • 12McKenna
  • 17HendrieSubstituted forQuitongoat 67′minutes
  • 16East
  • 7PatonBooked at 20mins
  • 8Todd
  • 6CochraneSubstituted forJohnstoneat 77′minutes
  • 15McGrorySubstituted forMcKechnieat 89′minutes
  • 9ReillySubstituted forRuthat 67′minutes
  • 10ConnellySubstituted forMurrayat 76′minutes


  • 3Quitongo
  • 5McKay
  • 11Murray
  • 13Ritchie
  • 18McKechnie
  • 19Ruth
  • 26Muir
  • 27Gibson
  • 28Johnstone

David Dickinson


Live Text

  1. Match ends, Rangers 3, Queen of the South 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Queen of the South 1.

  3. Foul by Paul Nsio (Rangers).

  4. Rico Quitongo (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Zak Lovelace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Foul by Josh Todd (Queen of the South).

  7. Substitution, Queen of the South. Kieran McKechnie replaces Calvin McGrory.

  8. Substitution, Rangers. Archie Stevens replaces Glen Kamara.

  9. Substitution, Rangers. Paul Nsio replaces Fashion Sakala.

  10. Attempt saved. Michael Ruth (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Attempt saved. Zak Lovelace (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Goal! Rangers 3, Queen of the South 1. Scott Arfield (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie McCann.

  13. Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. David McKay (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Fashion Sakala (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Foul by David McKay (Queen of the South).

  17. Substitution, Queen of the South. Ben Johnstone replaces Harry Cochrane.

  18. Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Lee Connelly.

  19. Substitution, Rangers. Charlie McCann replaces Rabbi Matondo.

  20. Substitution, Rangers. Zak Lovelace replaces Robbie Ure.

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