17 Oct Rangers 2-1 QOS: Gers leave it late
By Derek Clark at Ibrox
Rangers showed the mark of champions as they left it late to come from behind and record their tenth league win in a row.
The Doonhamers silenced the majority of the 44,133 inside Ibrox on the 35th minute when Derek Lyle stroked the ball home at the back post from a Ryan Conroy corner.
The Light Blues levelled matters eight minutes after the restart when James Tavernier played a through ball into Jason Holt and the former Hearts man dinked the ball over Robbie Thomson in the Queen’s goal and into the far corner.
The game looked to be heading for a stalemate until the closing stages. Andy Halliday earned his side a penalty with two minutes remaining but Martyn Waghorn’s resultant spot-kick was superbly palmed away by Thomson.
But, as all good strikers do, Waghorn never let the miss affect him as he headed home the winner in the 90th minute to send the home support into raptures.
It was the Ibrox outfit’s first headed goal this season.
A jubilant Mark Warburton was delighted with his team’s comeback.
“It was a tough game, we got the goal and to react in that way to the penalty miss was tremendous.
“Its not going to be four or five every week, its about us being patient whether we score in the first or last minute its about getting your rewards hopefully, we showed good commitment, good focus and good concentration and we got the three points.”
Queen’s boss James Fowler couldn’t hide his disappointment after the game:
“We frustrated Rangers, to lose a goal so late is disappointing.
“You’re thinking when Robbie (Thomson) makes the save its going to be our afternoon but unfortunately it wasn’t.”