Rangers sweep Clyde aside

Rangers maintained their 22-point lead at the top of the Irn-Bru

Third Division with a 4-1 demolition of Clyde at Broadwood

Stadium.

Ally McCoist’s side notched their third victory of the season

over their local rivals as Andy Little and David Templeton both

netted twice.

Little took only eight minutes to open the scoring with his 19th

goal of the season – a neat finish from Dean Shiels’ superb

pass.

Templeton then attempted a cheeky chip over Clyde goalkeeper

Jamie Barclay and Ian Black headed over as Rangers remained in

command.

The second goal arrived in the 24th minute when Little strolled

through the home defence and rifled in a shot after being played in

by Kyle Hutton.

There was then some last-gasp defending required from Clyde when

Ryan MacBeth cleared an Emilson Cribari flick off the line.

Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander easily gathered John Sweeney’s

free-kick in a rare Clyde attempt on goal but the visitors made it

3-0 in style in the 44th minute with Templeton smashing home a shot

from fully 30 yards out.

The one-way traffic continued after the restart with Little

blazing over, but the hosts pulled a goal back in the 47th minute

when Kevin Watt converted Stuart McColm’s teasing cross from close

range.

There was to be no surprise comeback though as Templeton doubled

his tally in the 54th minute with another stunning goal as he

waltzed through the Clyde defence before finding the net.

Rangers continued to dominate but were unable to add a fifth

goal with Cribari, Hutton, Shiels and substitute Fraser Aird all

spurning chances.