Rangers V Ross County
Saturday 4th February 2017
RANGERS: Foderingham; Tavernier, Hill, Senderos, Wallace; Holt, Toral, Hyndman; Miller, Garner (Waghorn 62), McKay (Forrester, 62).
SUBS: Alnwick, Wilson, Dodoo, Halliday, Hodson.
ROSS COUNTY: Fox, Fraser, Naismith, O’Brien (Gardyne, 62), Woods, Boyce, Chow, Davies, Schalk (Curran, 72), Lalkovic (Dow, 62) Van der Weg.
SUBS: McCarey, Gobern, Tumilty, Dykes.
My Match Report.
Firstly, I was shocked yet a bit relieved to see a little shake up in the team lineup, although I’m not sure if the changes were completely positive. Andy Halliday had finally been benched after a string of bad performances in 2017, and a slightly stronger midfield had been appointed! Baring in mind that Ross County were the dominate force in our last meeting, I was a little surprised to see Joe Garner on the pitch considering his injury was just showing signs of improvement: having saying that I believe Garner was one of our best players today BUT needs to try working on finishing his touches in the back of the net!
Rangers started off well, with a lot of free flowing, high paced passes and possession, however were let down with defence when Alex Schalk netting a goal in the 18th minute! This early goal had fans around the stadium annoyed and slightly worried Rangers were going to fall back into their old routines of deflating after a knock! Luckily, Rangers kept up the pace and had a good few chances in the first half – sadly none were executed!
The crowd were very happy to celebrate when the captain Lee Wallace managed to sneak the ball into the net deep into the second half! I believe this boasted the team and they pushed for a second! Unfortunately again, we couldn’t find the goal and ended up only taking a point away from this game! Combining that with an Aberdeen win slide us down to third place in the league table and a lot of work to be put in place in order to catch up!