12 Dec Rangers 2-2 Morton: Ton stun Gers
By Des McKeown at Ibrox
Morton’s first visit to Ibrox in 20 years resulted in a memorable performance from the team from the Tail of the Bank in a game that started with a bang and finished with a flourish.
Kenny Miller put the hosts in front in only the second minute when he rose highest to nod a James Tavernier free kick into the visitor’s net.
The same player had a chance to make it 2-0 on the eighteenth minute but his shot hit the side-netting.
Morton got on level terms with their first attack of the half when Denny Johnstone’s cross was turned beyond Wes Foderingham in the home goal by James Tavernier on 31 minutes.
Into the second half and it was Jim Duffy’s side who made all the running with Denny Johnstone forcing Wes Foderingham into a string of saves before his strike partner Stefan McCluskey managed to find the net with a curling shot from 18 yards after he had raced behind the Rangers defence on 83 minutes.
That sparked a reaction from Mark Warburton’s players and Martyn Waghorn rescued a point for Rangers only two minutes later when he connected with a Lee Wallace cut-back and drilled the ball beyond Grant Adam.
Jason Holt should have secured all three points for the home team but blazed wildly over with the last kick of the game.
Mark Warburton commented after the game that his side had had ‘a bad day at the office’ and ‘didn’t do enough to win the game’.
Morton’s Jim Duffy was delighted with his player’s efforts but said that a Morton win would have been slightly harsh on Rangers.