RANGERS defeated Peterhead in the League Cup last night and we’ve pulled together the best facts and figures in our In Numbers feature below:
5 – Rangers’ first competitive meeting with Peterhead was a little over 10 years ago, in January 2006, with the Light Blues running out with the same scoreline as last night thanks to a hat-trick from Kris Boyd on his debut for the club.
69 – Lee Wallace missed the match last night due to ilness, missing his first game after making 69 consecutive competitive appearances for the Light Blues, the last game he missed being a 1-1 draw with Falkirk on February 27, 2015
6 – Rangers and Peterhead have met on eight occasions in competitive matches with the the Gers winning six times, with one draw and one victory for the Blue Toon. Rangers have scored 23 goals in these matches and have conceded four.
4 – Rangers have now won all four cup meetings with Peterhead – 5-0 in the Scottish Cup 3rd round in 2006; 3-0 in the League Cup 1st round last season and 4-0 in the Challenge Cup Final in April.
2 – With his double last night, Clint Hill joins Kenny Miller and James Tavernier are the top scorers against Peterhead from the current squad, having scored in both the League Cup tie and the Challenge Cup Final last season. Kris Boyd is the all-time top scorer in meetings between the sides with three goals, all coming in the 5-0 Scottish Cup win in January 2006.
8 – Clint Hill became the eighth Rangers scorer of the season with his double last night. The Gers have now scored sixteen goals in six competitive games, an average of 2.7 per match from a total of 78 shots on target – an average of thirteen per game.
1 – Nathan Blockley’s red card for a foul on Joey Barton last night was the first sending off in matches involving Rangers this season. Thus far, the Gers have only accrued three yellow cards in the six matches this season, with the opposition picking up fifteen, an average of 2.5 per match.