By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers gained revenge for their Scottish Cup exit with a 1-0 win over Dunfermline.
Rangers gained revenge for their Scottish Cup exit to Dunfermline with a 1-0 win at East End Park.
Charlie Adam scored the only goal of the game to ensure Rangers made it two wins out of two under new boss Walter Smith.
The win leaves Rangers 17 points behind leaders Celtic, while Dunfermline remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
Rangers made the breakthrough after just nine minute when Adam slided home Nacho Novo's cross at the far post.
Dunfermline had a couple of penalty appeals in the first half waved away as they looked to get back into the contest.
Rangers peppered the Dunfermline goal in the second half but they could not find a way past Dorus De Vries.
Dunfermline missed a great chance to draw level in the closing minutes when Jim Hamilton headed over the crossbar from close range.
The home side were gifted the lead on 20 minutes when Chris Hogg made a mess of a clearance allowing Craig Dargo to score with a simple finish.
Roy McBain doubled the lead on the half hour mark when a lofted shot over Andrew McNeil.
Barry Wilson added a third three minutes before the break when he smashed home an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area.