Rangers de­nied

Cap­tain Dor­rans de­liv­ers late show for Gers

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FRONT PAGE -

rangers missed the chance to draw level with Premier­ship pace-set­ters Celtic and aberdeen as they were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Partick This­tle in a dra­matic match.

Cap­tain Gra­ham Dor­rans res­cued a point for Rangers against 10-man Partick This­tle in a thrilling Premier­ship match at Firhill.

Al­fredo More­los scored his eighth goal of the sea­son to give Rangers a half time lead but a Blair Spit­tal free kick and a Chris Ersk­ine goal put the hosts in the lead.

Ersk­ine was shown a straight red card for a lunge on More­los and paid the price when Dor­rans curled in a lev­eller.

Rangers man­ager Pe­dro Caix­inha was frus­trated and said: “We found the game was very strong and very ag­gres­sive.

“Another red card in the first half could have been shown. We at­tacked much more than the op­po­nent, but we were not re­al­is­tic. Two de­fen­sive mis­takes led to the goals.

“I can­not be glad about the re­sult and about the game man­age­ment.

“One thing is phys­i­cal­ity, another thing is the ag­gres­sion. I am com­ment­ing on the ag­gres­sion.”

Partick This­tle man­ager Alan Archibald was de­lighted with the point and said: “It was great to hold on be­cause we have lost a few late goals.

“I was dis­ap­pointed in our first-half per­for­mance but de­lighted with our re­sponse in the sec­ond.”

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