Dunfermline Athletic

Fixtures : 2013-2014 : Rangers

Fri, 7th Feb 2014 Kick Off: 19:30

Rangers 4 Dunfermline 0

Friday, 7th Feb 2014

Page, Grainger, Forbes, Thomson out; Morris, Falkingham, Geggan and Whittle in. Shiels (8) 1-0; Shiels (24) 2-0; Templeton (37) 3-0; Shiels (47) 4-0


Dunfermline stood between Rangers and the next round of the Scottish Cup, a trophy they already had their name on 33 times.  Their last success was in 2009 and how they would like some silverware to underline their belief that they can still compete at the highest level.

Ally McCoist the Rangers manager, went with the same team that saw off Brechin City in League One the previous Saturday.  Pars boss Jim Jefferies was without his new signings Ross Forbes, Jonathan Page and Danny Grainger since they were already cup tied. Ryan Thomson also dropped out and in came Callum Morris, Alex Whittle, Josh Falkingham and Andy Geggan.

It was Andy Geggan who led out the Pars and Shankland and Wallace kicked off for the visitors who were in their away strips meaning it was turquoise versus royal blue. After 90 seconds keeper Ryan Scully was in serious action to hold a swerving shot that Dean Shiels released from 25 yards out.

On three minutes Whittle made ground up the left wing but it was a Ross Millen cross in fifth minute that brought keeper Cammy Bell into action taking down Lee McCulloch in the process. Lawrence Shankland was the target but the keeper got in before him.

Cammy Bell beats Lawrence Shankland to a Ross Millen cross

Dunfermline then lost the early goal that they feared. David Templeton did all the hard work, beating off Millen but then Ryan Williamson got a touch but failed to clear the ball just six yards out and SHIELS netted to Scully`s left. 1-0

There was a chance for the Fifers almost immediately but the header fell to Falkingham who could not get enough on his attempt to beat Bell. In true cup tie fashion play switched quickly to the other end where Scully came out smartly to sweep the ball away from the fast advancing Shiels.

In 18th minute Nicky Law twisted and turned to torment the Pars defence on the left side of the box but the defence snuffed out what looked like real danger. Then Templeton made Scully stop a low shot to his right and Morris swept up for the Pars.  The visitors failed to make much headway down the middle and as the midpoint of the first half approached a Whittle cross failed to stay in.


Rangers increased their lead in 24 minutes from a setpiece after Wallace brought down Black on the right touchline. When the ball was pumped in by Fraser Aird towards the Pars six yard box Jon Daly headed down to the left and Scully pulled off a fine right handed save but SHIELS followed up to thump in the second goal. 

Five minutes later Shiels threatened to notch a first half hattrick but Scully was able to save the snap shot from the edge of the box.  Before that Wallace had got a shot on target but Bell kept him out at the near post. Templeton made another rapid break down the left but the defence snuffed out his chances of shooting.  Instead the ball came back to Shiels who bent an effort on goal but just wide right.  Minutes later Black tried a long range effort with his left foot that slipped just over the crossbar.

TEMPLETON had already demonstrated the speed that he could break at and in 37 minutes used that to greatest advantage in accepting a pass from Bilel Mohsni just ten yards inside the Pars half.  He beat off the challenges of Geggan and Millen to stylishly slip the ball into the Pars goal. 3-0

Ryan Williamson v Rangers

Three minutes from the break the scorer of Rangers third goal made Scully hold another well struck shot.  It could have been yet another when a Black free kick was flicked on by Shankland in his attempt to clear into the path of Moshni at the far post and his effort travelled across goal with Shiels just missing to head home.

A torrid first 45 for the Fifers and despite losing three goals Ryan Scully had saved them from a few more.  It wasn`t looking too likely that Dunfermline would be in Sunday`s draw for the next round.

Half time: Rangers 3 Dunfermline 0

Jim Jefferies sent his team out early to await their opponents and two half time substutions for the Pars saw Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Ryan Thomson replace Ross Millen and Shaun Byrne.

Unfortunately after just 75 seconds of the second half, Dean SHIELS fired in to compete his hattrick and effectively put an end to the contest.  Wallace did all the work down the left, Scully came out but with Williamson and Morris also challenging the ball fell nicely for the no.10 to find the net at the far right. 4-0.

A 57th minute corner was sent over from the left by Wallace but Black got that away easily from the near post. Martin and Williamson put in important clearances and in 61 minutes Scully pulled off another good save when Aird got in a shot from close in.

Rangers v Dunfermline

With 25 minutes remaining the match had gone quiet. Falkingham put in an impressive tackle on Law as he burst into the left side of the Pars box before Aird won a corner on the right off Whittle. Aird took it short to Black and he whizzed it just over the top.

In 76 minutes Jordan Moore replaced Shankland but it was Rangers who continued to look likely to score. Black hit the crossbar with a speculative shot and then Scully made a fine save from Templeton.

Jim Jefferies side pushed forward with five minutes remaining and a trademark Williamson run and cross forced a corner on the right but after a bit of head tennis the Gers defence cleared. Moshni was yellow carded as the Pars were awarded a free kick but Wallace fired that into the wall and Geggan then bulleted a shot that was blocked.

Dunfermline exit the Scottish Cup at the last 16 but hopefully the TV cash and a reasonable crowd considering the live coverage should have set the Pars up for the rest of the season where the priority has always been to win promotion.


William Hill Scottish Cup

RANGERS: Cammy Bell; Lee McCulloch, Sebastien Faure, Bilel Mohsni, Fraser Aird (Arnold Peralta 72), Lee Wallace; Ian Black, David Templeton, Nicky Law (Robbie Crawford 82), Dean Shiels (Andy Little 76), Jon Daly.
SUBS NOT USED: Steven Smith, Richard Foster, Emilson Cribari, Steve Simonsen (GK).
SCORERS: Shiels (8, 24, 47), Templeton (37)
YELLOW CARD: Moshni (88), Templeton (91)

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully; Ross Millen (Faissal El Bakhtaoui HT), Calum Morris, Lewis Martin, Alex Whittle; Ryan Williamson, Shaun Byrne (Ryan Thomson HT), Josh Falkingham, Andy Geggan (c); Ryan Wallace, Lawrence Shankland (Jordan Moore 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Kerr Young, Stephen Husband, Ross Drummond, Ryan Goodfellow (GK)
YELLOW CARD: Morris (82)

REFEREE: Bobby Madden

NEXT MATCH: SPFL League One (away) v Forfar Athletic
Saturday 15th February 2014, kick off 3.00pm

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Preview Rangers

Tuesday, 4th Feb 2014

Having been drawn against each other seven times before Dunfermline have come out on top twice but both times at East End Park.

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The draw for the Fifth Round of this season`s William Hill Scottish Cup sent Dunfermline back to Ibrox for their first Scottish Cup tie there since April 2003. Having been drawn against each other seven times before Dunfermline have come out on top twice but both times at East End Park.

Dunfermline v Rangers, click for larger image

Scottish Cup Record v Rangers









The last Pars victory at Ibrox was in April 1972, almost 42 years ago. Jim Leishman scored the winning goal that day (as he never forgets to tell us), with the other goals coming from Ken Mackie, Kenny Thomson, plus an own goal from Sandy Jardine.

Milestones Rangers (away)

Last  Victory



Div One*

Last Defeat




Best Victory



Div One*

Worst Defeat



Div One*

*Pre league reconstruction

Jim Hamilton scores, click for larger image

Dunfermline`s last Scottish Cup win over Rangers was in January 2007 when goals from Jim Hamilton, Stephen Simmonds and Phil McGuire put the Pars three up before Kris Boyd hit two back in the second half. When these teams last met, at East End Park on 30th December Rangers ran out 4-0 winners and the first meeting this season at Ibrox in November ended in a 3-1 win for McCoist`s team.

Scottish Cup Matches v Rangers





07/01/07 H W 3-2
09/04/03 A L 0-3
23/03/03 H D 1-1
29/01/91 A L 0-2
20/02/88 H W 2-0
28/01/84 A L 1-2
28/03/64 N L 0-1
01/03/58 H L 1-2

Callum Morris v Rangers

Dunfermline were at Ibrox on Co-operative Insurance Cup duty in September 2010, scored two but lost seven. The Fifers lie in second place in League One behind Rangers but there is 23 points between them..

Rangers  Dunfermline
Current League Position
1 2
Current League Points
67 44
Goal Difference
+65 +11
Last 6-Match Form
Home / Away League Record
P12, W11, D1, L0 P12, W8, D1, L3
Leading Scorers
 J Daly (16)  Ryan Wallace (13)

Kerr Young in the Rangers box

Rangers home form is impressive, twelve games, eleven wins, seven shut outs. In the previous round they knocked out Falkirk winning 2-0 away from home and in the round prior to that Airdrieonians 3-0 at Ibrox.  Elgin City and Ayr United (after a replay) have been knocked out on Dunfermline`s progress to the fifth round.

   Recent Form - home / away
  Rangers (home)  




  Dunfermline (away)
  Brechin City W 2-1   East Fife W 3-1
  Arbroath W 3-2   Brechin City L 2-3
  East Fife W 2-0   Stenhousemuir W 2-1
  Stranraer D 1-1   Arbroath W 3-0
  Ayr United W 3-0   Ayr United W 4-2
  Forfar Athletic W 6-1   Ayr United D 1-1

Stephen Husband v Rangers

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v East Fife): Ryan Scully; Ryan Williamson, Ross Millen, Lewis Martin, Jonathan Page, Danny Grainger; Shaun Byrne (Josh Falkingham 72), Ryan Thomson (Stephen Husband 89), Ross Forbes; Ryan Wallace (c), Lawrence Shankland.
SUBS NOT USED: Jordan Moore, Kerr Young, Alex Whittle, Faissal El Bakhtaoui Ryan Goodfellow (GK)

RANGERS (v Brechin City): Cammy Bell; Lee McCulloch, Sebastien Faure, Bilel Mohsni, Fraser Aird (Arnold Peralta 89), Lee Wallace; Ian Black, David Templeton (Andy Little 73), Nicky Law, Dean Shiels (Richard Foster 63), Jon Daly.
SUBS NOT USED: Robbie Crawford,  Andy Murdoch, Steven Smith, Steve Simonsen (GK).

Referee will be Bobby Madden

William Hill Scottish Cup

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