Rangers dropped two points in the Premiership on Sunday afternoon in a 1-1 draw with Hamilton Accies.
The Gers were far from at their best at the Fountain of Youth Stadium and Allan McGregor had to pull off a number of fine saves before an 80th-minute own goal from Brian Easton put the visitors in front.
From there, a Rangers victory looked a near certainty but Accies snatched a point right at the death through Ross Callachan.
Here’s how we thought the players fared:
Allan McGregor – 8.5
Produced a strong save to spare Helander’s blushes in the 37th minute. Brilliant double save to bail out the defence once again in 55th minute. Several more strong stops followed but the game ended in disappointment for the veteran as Callachan’s equaliser squeezed under his body.
James Tavernier – 5
Whipped a free-kick over the bar on the stroke of half time. Lost out in a challenge at the edge of the Gers box which led to double Accies chance in the second half. Regularly surged forward but wasn’t at his best in terms of the quality of his crossing and was guilty of giving the ball away on several occasions. Caught high up the pitch for the Hamilton equaliser.
Connor Goldson – 6
Relatively strong in the air against the physical Ogkmpoe in the first half and forced Fulton into a save with a looping header in the 40th minute. Heavy pass contributed to Helander’s mistake. Not as commanding as usual.
Filip Helander – 5.5
Very fortunate to get away with being robbed in his own area by Anderson after a poor touch. Booked for taking out Jamie Hamilton on the edge of the area in one of many second-half Accies attacks.
Borna Barisic – 7
Defended stoutly when called upon, offered plenty in attack and produced an excellent cross that forced the own goal.
Bongani Zungu – 5
Tidy at times in possession but his performance lacked urgency and he failed to stamp his authority on the game in his first Premiership start. Subbed for Jack just before the hour mark.
Glen Kamara – 5.5
Not at his best in the first half after coming back into the side with a few slack touches and passes. Failed to substantially up his game after the break. Replaced by Davis with 12 minutes remaining.
Joe Aribo – 6.5
Flashed a brilliant effort just wide of the left post in the 35th minute. Poor touch led to Accies double chance in 55th minute. Tried to create and one of the few to take on shots from distance.
Ianis Hagi – 6
Lively early on and fired wide from distance in the 15th minute while he also produced some nice one-touch link-up play. Quiet second half and gave the ball away needlessly which led to a dangerous free-kick. Replaced by Wright in the 78th minute.
Ryan Kent – 6
Relatively lively but lacked quality with his end product. Great movement to get in behind at the start of the second half but fired into the side netting instead of looking for a teammate. Should have scored in the 74th minute after being picked out by Jack.
Cedric Itten – 6
Showed flashes of promise in the first period with his link-up play and had one effort deflected wide. Wasn’t provided with much quality service but didn’t manage to grab his opportunity in the starting XI. Subbed for Roofe in the 66th minute.
Ryan Jack – 6
Brought on with half an hour to go and injected some urgency into the midfield. Produced a glorious disguised pass to pick out Kent who should have scored.
Roofe – 3
Led the line after replacing Itten but the ball didn’t really stick with him and he slipped when presented with a clear opportunity which could have killed the game off.
Steven Davis – 5
Introduced with little more than ten minutes remaining and made an immediate impact with a defence-splitting pass that led to the own goal.
Scott Wright – 4
Lively with several nice touches in a brief but promising debut showing.
Here’s our Match Report from the game.