Rangers overcome plucky Ayr to reach last eight

by 24britishtvFeb. 10, 2024, 8 p.m. 24
-

Last updated on .From the section Scottish Cup

Rangers secured safe passage into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with Borna Barisic's early opener and Fabio Silva's late strike decisive in a gripping contest at Ibrox.

The hosts' intensity was relentless at that stage and Cortes broke down the left, regained possession, and fed Barisic who didn't hesitate as he slammed home via a deflection.

It looked ominous for former Celtic captain Scott Brown's Ayr, but they gradually began to cause problems with Anton Dowds threatening on a number of occasions as the visitors countered well. Some Premiership teams might take note of the second-tier side's approach.

They increasingly established themselves but had goalkeeper Robbie Mutch to thank for an outstanding save just before half-time when Barisic's fierce shot deflected off George Stanger.
• None All you need to know about Rangers

That was the platform for a superb start to the second half and Ayr mustered an excellent opening from a corner. Ben Dempsey found incredible space on the edge of the box but his volley flashed wide.

At that stage, to add to the drama, everyone experienced something of a flashback when referee Willie Collum raced to book Brown, much to the delight of the home support, as he chirped away at the officials on the touchline.

Rangers upped the intensity again though and Scott Wright, James Tavernier and Silva all failed to convert good opportunities to seal the result.

The crucial second arrived when substitute Todd Cantwell dinked a delightful chip across goal. The ball eventually fell to Silva on the turn and he slammed home from close range.

Philippe Clement's side progress but a lot of credit must go to the Championship club, who showed quality and resilience to make this a genuine contest in which they more than held their own.
• None Life and death decisions on the frontline:
• None Gregg Wallace goes Inside the Factory to find out...

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Match Report | Bristol City 0-1 Cardiff City | Cardiff

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

2024 Bahrain Grand Prix

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

How to watch Newcastle vs Wolves

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Liverpool 1-0 Nottingham Forest (2 Mar, 2024) Game Analysis - (UK)

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

F1 Bahrain GP: Verstappen dominates in Red Bull 1-2

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 6 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Surging Fulham hammer Brighton

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 6 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Why is Victoria Beckham using crutches at her Paris Fashion Week show?

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 6 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

LISTEN: Live Commentary Of Everton v West Ham

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 4 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Live Blog: Tottenham v Crystal Palace - News

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 4 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Aaron Bushnell was my friend. May he never be forgotten | Levi Pierpont

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 4 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

TEAM NEWS: TOWN vs LEEDS UNITED

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Mick Fleetwood names Fleetwood Mac's "most important period"

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Sam Eggington beaten in European title bout

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 11 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Iris Apfel: US fashion designer dies aged 102

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 9 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Is This the Most Lavish Wedding of All Time?

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 9 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Anna's Thinking Cap: What Napoleon read in Egypt

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 3 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Fleetwood Mac's 25 greatest songs, ranked

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 2 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Anant Ambani's Star-Studded Indian Billionaire Pre-Wedding

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

The Debrief by Aramco: Bahrain GP

by 24britishtvMarch 2, 2024, midnight2