07 Nov Rangers 4-0 Alloa: Rampant Gers destroy Wasps
By Derek Clark at Ibrox
Alloa’s 92-year unbeaten league run at Ibrox came to an end in one of the most one sided matches you’ll ever likely to see.
Martyn Waghorn opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a right footed volley from just outside the area following a poor clearance from Wasps keeper Andy McNeil.
James Tavernier netted his 10th goal of the campaign with a trademark free-kick three minutes later.
Waghorn netted his second and Rangers’ third a minute before half-time when he volleyed home a Barrie McKay cross.
The second half was a pretty much a non-event. Waghorn missed several opportunities to net his hat-trick but for goal line clearances and good stops from Alloa keeper McNeil.
Alloa were reduced to 10-men on 79 minutes when Eddie Ferns was shown a straight red for a stamp on Rangers substitute Jordan Thompson while fellow sub Nicky Clark put the icing on the cake with a stoppage-time header.
Gers boss Mark Warburton was delighted to see his players get back to winning ways.
“We showed great attitude from the first whistle, we worked tirelessly and showed good quality, we just couldn’t break down their defence as much as we would hope on occasions.”
Alloa manager Danny Lennon couldn’t fault his players efforts.
“I take a lot of positives from that today. I thought we competed and the application and attitude from the players was fantastic.”
The Wasps boss was also full of praise for Rangers two-goal hero Martyn Waghorn.
“I thought his movement was terrific, as much as we tried to flood the gaps, NASA couldn’t keep track of him.”