Dumbarton 1-2 Rangers- Match Report

Martyn Waghorn the hero as Rangers make it 11 in a rowMartyn Waghorn scored twice as Rangers preserved their 100 per cent record this season with a 2-1 win at Dumbarton in the Ladbrokes Championship.The Ibrox side have performed better during the 11-match winning run since manager Mark Warburton took over in the summer, with Dumbarton well organised and difficult for the visitors to break down.Waghorn was the man to make the difference, netting a 25-yard strike in the 63rd minute, before converting from the spot 10 minutes later after Gregor Buchanan was sent off for a last-man foul on Kenny Miller

Garry Fleming pulled one back for Sons from the spot in the last minute after Danny Wilson was adjudged to have fouled Frazer Wright in the area.Dumbarton winger Willie Gibson proved a threat in the early stages and went close in the seventh minute

After Kevin Cawley was fouled 30 yards out, Gibson struck a good free-kick but it dropped just wide of goal.Rangers were heavy favourites to overcome their part-time hosts but they should have been behind after 13 minutes

Gibson's cross from the left found Fleming six yards out, however the forward's header came crashing off the right post and Rangers cleared.The away side were dominant in possession but struggled to find a way through

Wes Foderingham was the next goalkeeper to be called into action in the 33rd minute, when Darren Barr got his head to a cross following a short corner but the Rangers stopper gathered easily.The deadlock was almost broken twice by James Tavernier on the stroke of half-time

First the full-back brought out a terrific one-handed save from Brown with a strike from the right side of the box

The summer signing from Wigan then bent a free-kick from 20 yards up and over the wall only for the ball to bounce back off the left post and away.The second half started in much same pattern as the first had followed

Rangers were struggling to penetrate a deep-lying Dumbarton side content to keep men behind the ball.Warburton then made a double substitution to shake things up, with Nathan Oduwa and Dean Shiels replacing Nicky Law and Barrie McKay.In the 63rd minute Rangers got the breakthrough

Waghorn cut in from left and as Dumbarton stood off him he hit a left-footed drive, the swerve on the ball seeming to wrong-foot Brown as it sailed past his despairing dive and Rangers were in front.Ten minutes later Rangers wrapped up the points

Mark Docherty's slack back-pass was seized on by Kenny Miller who was clean through before a Gregor Buchanan challenge brought him to the ground

Referee Alan Muir pointed to the spot and showed the red card to Buchanan

Waghorn stepped up confidently and converted the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.Dumbarton got a consolation in the closing moments when Wilson held Wright in the penalty area

From the penalty that followed, Fleming fired past Foderingham who got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out

Source : PA

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