Keke had the first opportunity of the game after eighteen minutes as he cut in
from the left wing, but his curled strike was held by Niall Morgan.
the other end, Aaron Hogg had to be alert a minute later as a low and fiercely
driven strike from Daniel Hughes was denied by the fingertips of the
after, Stewart Nixon’s flick found William Faulkner whose strike from outside
the area was comfortably gathered by Morgan.
Jerry Thompson corner-kick then picked out centre-half Chris Rodgers at the
back post, however his header bounced just past the post.
26 minutes, the ‘Gers took the lead. James Ferrin stayed high following a set
piece and collected the ball on the right wing before beating his man and
crossing for Daniel Kelly to nod in from close range.
Currie’s men didn’t rest as they continued to attack and search for a second,
with Mark Surgenor first seeing a headed effort saved before an acrobatic
effort from Lee Chapman went just wide of the mark.
the final notable action of the first half, Hogg made an important save to deny
Michael Carvill from a one-on-one situation and ensure his side took their lead
in at half time.
Lindsay’s side had the first chance following the interval as Kris Lowe gained possession
just outside the area, but his strike was well held by Hogg.
the hour mark, Michael Smith replaced Guillaume Keke as the hosts looked for
the elusive second goal.
minutes later, substitute Smith raced through on goal only to see his curled,
left-footed strike be denied by a great Morgan save.
further substitutions followed for the home side as Reece Neale firstly took
the place of Jerry Thompson before Lloyd Anderson replaced Kyle Cherry.
almost made it two late on as he sent a free-kick towards the near post, but
Morgan managed to get a foot to it to deny the ‘Gers skipper.
the end, Niall Currie’s men ground out the win and collected three well earned
points at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
Rangers: Hogg; Ferrin, Surgenor, Rodgers; Chapman, Kelly, Cherry (Anderson, 82),
Thompson (Neale, 79); Faulkner; Nixon, Keke (Smith, 61).
substitutes: Nicholl, Loughran, Magill, Hassin.