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Full Results Against Rangers

Rangers Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in the Govan district of Glasgow. It has played in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, since winning the 2015/16 Scottish Championship. Their home ground, Ibrox Stadium, in the southwest of the city, is the third largest football stadium in the country. Although not part of the official name, the club is occasionally referred to as Glasgow Rangers. Rangers have played in blue shirts since the inception of the club.

Insolvency and the lower leagues

On 1 June 2012, after four months in administration, a failure to reach a CVA agreement with creditors led to The Rangers Football Club plc (since renamed RFC 2012 plc) entering the process of liquidation. The administrators completed a sale of the business and assets to a new company, Sevco Scotland Ltd (which later renamed itself The Rangers Football Club Ltd), though most first-team players refused to transfer across.

The new company failed to secure the transfer of Rangers’ previous place in the Scottish Premier League, but were later accepted into the Scottish Football League. Rangers were awarded associate membership and placed in the lowest division, the Third, rather than the First Division as the SPL and SFA had sought. The transfer of Rangers’ SFA membership was agreed by the SFA upon acceptance of a number of conditions, including a one-year transfer ban, in time for the club to begin the 2012/13 season.

With most key Rangers players having refused to transfer to the new company, a very different Rangers team lined up for the first league match in Third Division though it secured a comfortable 5-1 victory over East Stirlingshire in front of a crowd of 49,118, a world record for a football match in a fourth tier league. Rangers beat their own new record against Queens Park with an attendance of 49,463 and again against Stirling Albion with an attendance of 49,913. Rangers clinched the Third Division title on 30 March after a goalless draw at Montrose.

Apart from being defeated 2-1 by Forfar Athletic in the first round of the League Cup on 3 August, season 2013/14 got off to an excellent start with Rangers winning maximum league points in their first 15 games in League One, before being held to a draw at home by Stranraer on Boxing Day 2013.

Rangers secured the League One title and promotion to Scottish football’s second tier on 12 March 2014 and went on to end the season unbeaten in league football. Rangers also reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which they lost to Raith Rovers and the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, in which they lost 3-1 at Ibrox to Dundee United.

Playing in the Scottish Championship in season 2014/15 provided Rangers with a more difficult challenge, with the club losing home and away to both Hibernian and Hearts and also losing away to Queen of the South in the first half of the season. Rangers also failed to beat Alloa either home or away in the league before losing 3-2 to Alloa in the semi-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup. Rangers finished third in the league and then reached the Premiership play-off final, which they lost 6-1 on aggregate to Motherwell.

Rangers went on to win the 2015-16 Scottish Championship and automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership, ending their four-year stint in the lower divisions.

To date Ayr United have never beaten Rangers.

 

Seasons

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Comments

Att

Programme Issued

2013/14

06/10/2013

Rangers

H

League 1

0-2

 

8,968

Yes

2013/14

07/12/2013

Rangers

A

League 1

0-3

 

45,227

Yes

2013/14

15/02/2014

Rangers

H

League 1

0-2

 

8,449

Yes

2013/14

22/04/2014

Rangers

A

League 1

1-2

 

40,651

Yes

2015/16

15/07/2015

Rangers

A

Friendly

0-2

Behind closed doors at Murray Park, Glasgow

No Issue

2015/16

19/08/2015

Rangers

H

Challenge Cup – 2nd Rnd

0-2

 

7,468

Yes

2017/18

03/02/2018

Rangers

H

Scottish Cup – 5th Rnd

1-6

 

9,346

Yes

2018/19

26/09/2018

Rangers

A

Scottish League Cup – Quarter Final

0-4

 

35,042

Yes

2019/20

09/07/2019

Rangers

N

Friendly

1-6

Played at Hummel Training Centre, Glasgow (mainly youth team)

No Issue

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