Livingston frustrated Rangers at Ibrox but they couldn’t get a positive result, eventually going down 1-0 in Govan.
Yesterday the match between these two sides was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. It was decided though that Livingston would take their Rangers test just a day later to avoid more fixture congestion.
It was a decision that sparked controversy but the Gers and Livi were doing battle regardless. Livi had made six changes from the side that beat St Mirren during the week.
Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie wasn’t eligible to play against his parent club so Ryan Schofield stepped up to replace him. The Huddersfield keeper made a fine stop early on to deny Alfredo Morelos.
The Gers were having most of the ball and chances inside the opening 30 minutes but Gary Holt’s men were holding firm. Schofield was called into action once more to pull off a great save, tipping a goal-bound Andy Halliday effort over the bar.
Steven Davis was next to have a route to goal blocked as Livi’s Huddersfield loanee combined with Rickie Lamie to keep Rangers at bay. There was then a claim for Jon Guthrie to be sent off after a challenge on Connor Goldson.
Holt’s side got into the break at 0-0 as pressure mounted on Steven Gerrard’s men. Eventually though, they found a way to beat Schofield. Scott Arfield got past him with a calm finish to give the home side some breathing space.
Livi were far from out of this one but their steep task became a bit tougher with this setback. Dolly Menga was brought on straight after this as Holt looked to nick something from this match.
Morelos would soon have the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. Livingston couldn’t find a goal of their own but Lyndon Dykes came agonisingly close, with his half volley bouncing off the post.
Eventually the final whistle blew with a 1-0 scoreline in Rangers’ favour. The game itself might not be the main talking point surrounding this fixture but Livi certainly frustrated Rangers in spells, although the home side’s quality eventually got them over the line.