Rangers reach Ramsdens Cup semis after ousting holders
Rangers booked their place in the Ramsdens Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win over ten-man Queen of the South.
Last Updated: 18/09/13 11:13am
The hosts had knocked Rangers out on the way to winning the trophy last season, but Chris Higgins' dismissal proved costly as goals from Bilel Mohsni, Jon Daly and Lee McCulloch sent the Light Blues through.
Mohsni snatched a seventh minute opener, his second goal in as many games, when he volleyed in McCulloch's header across goal.
The Queens defence was creaking and Peralta drew a save from Calum Antell before Daly sent a volley narrowly over the bar.
But Michael Paton nearly hit back for the home side with a free-kick that flew just over, while Rangers had another scare when Derek Lyle's header was held on the line by Cammy Bell.
A clumsy challenge from Higgins in the 74th minute handed Rangers the initiative as he earned a second booking and Ally McCoist's men quickly made their numerical advantage count.
The resulting free-kick from Nicky Laws picked out Daly, who powered home a header to leave his side in command.
McCulloch then added the third when he nodded in Robbie Crawford's corner with six minutes remaining.