Rangers taught a lesson by students in Cup
Stirling University 5-2 Tweedmouth Rangers
Tweedmouth made their debut in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup and found out within 90 seconds that this is a big jump in standard.
A mistake led to Stirling’s first goal and within six minutes they had doubled their advantage.
Rangers were struggling, but they managed to pull a goal back after quarter of an hour through Rutherford.
However, their joy was short-lived, as within a matter of seconds, the University boys took advantage of another mistake to go 3-1 in front.
A fourth goal just before half-time settled the game as a contest, but Rangers had contributed to their own downfall with four errors leading to four goals.
In the second half Rangers started a lot better, switching from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1. McGregor started to have an influence in midfield with Jackson featuring more in the game, and up top Ross Moore and Michael Robinson ran themselves into the ground as they started to make some headway.
They pulled a goal back with a bullet shot from outside the box by Rudy McLeod and this gave them the confidence to press for a third.
However, the home keeper was in fine form to keep them at bay and he made three top class saves whilst Moore had a shot cleared off the line.
As they pressed forward Stirling broke to add a fifth goal, but Tweedmouth had learned a lesson.