- Created: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:43
- Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:43
- Written by Lewis Gordon
A hat-trick from Josh Windass saw Rangers through to the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup against a brave Fraserburgh side at Bellslea.
The Broch put in a valiant and determined effort throughout the tie, but Premier League class eventually won the day for the Glasgow team.
The home side started really well and Willie West fired a shot well off target from long range in the fifth minute.
Two minutes later Windass almost found former Tottenham man Niko Kranjcar with a through ball, but Broch 'keeper Peter Tait was quick off his line to collect.
Rangers made the breakthrough in the 15th minute when Ryan Cowie pulled down Jason Holt inside the penalty area, and Windass put the spot-kick just beyond the despairing dive of Tait.
Broch had a penalty claim of their own nine minutes later as Lee Hodson looked to have both hands on Willie West in the area, but nothing was given.
Ten minutes after the break the visitors grabbed a crucial second, Windass firing high into the net after Cummings' scuffed effort at goal had landed at his feet 10 yards out.
Jamie Beagrie then did well to work his way into the penalty box, but he could only scuff his shot across goal and wide of the far post.
Windass sealed the win for Rangers midway through the second period, cutting inside before rifling the ball past Tait at the near post to complete his hat-trick.
The game ended on a sour not for Broch when substitute Graham Johnston was harshly sent off by referee Aitken for a challenge on fellow sub Joe Dodoo five minutes from time.
Reporter: Lewis Gordon