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Ibrox Stadium (ATT 34,441) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J McKendrick

Rangers Rangers vs Annan Athletic Annan

Rangers 1

A Little (59)

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Annan 2

A Love (48)
D Hopkirk (55)

Annan record famous 2-1 win against Third Division leaders Rangers at Ibrox

Last Updated: 09/03/13 10:48pm

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Annan: Celebrate at the final whistle

Annan: Celebrate at the final whistle

Lowly Annan Athletic stunned runaway Third Division leaders Rangers with a 2-1 win at Ibrox.

Second-half goals from Ally Love and David Hopkirk had given the visitors a cushion and though Andrew Little halved the deficit with half an hour left, the equaliser remained elusive.

Chief executive Charles Green had blasted this Gers side as the worst in the club's history but rather than deliver their riposte on the pitch, they slumped to a first home defeat of the season at the hands of a side with just half their points haul.

It had taken them 20 minutes to test the Annan goalkeeper but though Anestis Argyriou's 20-yard had ample power, it was at comfortable height for Alex Mitchell to hold.

Little skipped past Iain Chisholm, only to drive wide soon after, but Hopkirk had unsettled the home fans with a string of surging runs and Dean Shiels' premature departure through injury on the half-hour further raised the tension.

Murray wasted a good chance just before the restart and then saw a shot deflected narrowly wide soon after, home jeers and Ally McCoist's half-time words failing to add impetus.

It came as no surprise that Love nudged in a Danny Orsi centre (48) moments later and when Murray sent a deep cross to the far post, Hopkirk bravely dived to inflict further damage (55).

Little's timely header (59) - his 22nd goal of the season - provided hope of a turnaround but Lee McCulloch squandered a fine chance to keep the fightback on course when he struck straight into Mitchell's shins.

A Mitchell palm denied the same player from 18 yards soon after and Annan had done enough, the Galabank side's victory deserved.

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Scottish League Two

Scottish League Two
Pos Team P Pts
1 Albion Rovers 36 71
2 Queen's Park 36 61
3 Arbroath 36 56
4 East Fife 36 53
5 Annan Athletic 36 50
6 Clyde 36 47
7 Elgin City 36 45
8 Berwick Rangers 36 43
9 East Stirlingshire 36 43
10 Montrose 36 33