Aug 10, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​Ibrox Stadium
BrechinBrechin City
Hegarty (1'), Law (39'), Black (80'), Shiels (84')
Hegarty (77')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Jackson (65')
McLean (79')

Result: Rangers begin with comfortable win

Result: Rangers begin with comfortable win
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Rangers thrash Brechin City 4-1 on the opening day of the Scottish League One.

Rangers have begun their Scottish League One campaign with a convincing victory over Brechin City at Ibrox.

Two goals late on, including a penalty, helped Rangers' goal difference after the hosts missed a series of chances in the first half.

Rangers settled any nerves ahead of the new season with a goal inside a minute. Nicky Law's long-range effort deflected into the path of Chris Hegarty, who fired the ball into the back of the net.

That set the tone for the first half as the hosts missed a series of chances.

New signing Jon Daly was the main culprit, firing just wide before missing two excellent chances with his head after good work from Law.

With five minutes to go until the break, Rangers found the second goal and it came from their star performer, Law. Daly challenged well in the air and the midfielder picked up the pieces, rounding the defender before passing the ball into the corner.

Brechin brought on Andy Jackson at half time, and the substitute made the desired impact, scoring an excellent overhead kick midway through the second period.

The hosts almost got their third with 20 minutes to go but were denied by the goalkeeper, after some excellent play between Lee Wallace and Ian Black.

Rangers were then awarded a penalty after Andy Little was brought down by Paul McLean, who was shown a red card for his challenge.

Black stepped up, but missed his penalty, only to react quickest and tuck the rebound home.

They were not finished there, as Rangers scored their fourth thanks to substitute Dean Shiels's curling effort from the edge of the box five minutes later.

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