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Vital Report - Rangers 1-0 Livingston

Rangers
1 - 0
Livingston

Ibrox

20/10/15

Attendance: 17,386

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Rangers' Petrofac Training Cup run goes on after a win at Ibrox against Livingston on Tuesday.

This one-nil win, thanks for Clark's late winner, sees Rangers advance to the semi finals at the expense of the holders Livingston with the Gers facing St Mirren next month for a place in the final as Warburton chases his first silverware since becoming the boss.

It goes without saying, it'll be taken, the silverware he wants mostly this season is the Scottish Championship trophy though!

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A more defensive approach was taken by Livingston, following a three-nil defeat against Rangers previously at Ibrox, and also a more physical one too with Oduwa feeling the brunt of some heavy challenges!

The first came in the opening moment when Gibbons took out the Spurs loanee, he avoided a cards and fortunately the winger injury! Things settled down after that with defender Tavernier, with a header on this occasion, denied an almost customary goal by a Gordon clearance of the line early on but Rangers struggled to break down the yellow wall in front of them.

Halliday and Law both had chances though, neither seriously testing Livingston 'keeper McCallum, in fact Law didn't even hit the target.

As the first half drew to a close Buchanan tried his luck, with Foderingham fielding this relatively comfortably with Buchanan almost turning in a Glen cross. In fact Buchanan might have ended with a first half hat-trick but another chance was turned over before the break.

Oduwa, who was also caught by an elbow that wasn't seen by the ref in the first half, wasn't forced off as a result of this but unsurprisingly it was decided to remove him at the break.

The second half saw more Rangers threat, but still the chances couldn't really come with Halliday looking for a goal, but his saw his effort deflected over.

Clark might feel, in fact he will feel, he should have done more with a chance he had when McCallum made a save to deny law with this rebound falling to him but he lifted this over the bar.

Law fired wide before Wallace's pass to Clark (75) finally saw the deadlock broken as he fired home a low 30-yard drive into the corner of McCallum's net to make it one-nil.

This win could have been assured beyond a doubt by Clark, who again failed to hit the target with a header, but it was his goal that proved enough to put Rangers into the last four.

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Writer:VitalGers
Date:Thursday October 22 2015
Time: 7:25AM

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