Many Rangers fans have looked back with disdain on the five-year anniversary of a galling defeat in a cup semi-final.
As noted by @RangersFACTS on Twitter, yesterday marked five years to the day since the ‘Gers threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Alloa in the semi-finals of the Scottish Challenge Cup (as per BBC).
After a goalless first half at Recreation Park, goals from Kenny Miller and Dean Shiels had Rangers in a dominant position on 64 minutes. [via BBC]
However, two goals from Greig Spence either side of Ryan McCord’s equaliser enabled Alloa to complete a remarkable comeback, with the winner being scored in the 89th minute. [via BBC]
It was Alloa’s first-ever win over Rangers, who were playing in the Championship at the time, and the ‘Gers only beat Alloa once in five meetings that season, being held to a draw in both clashes at Ibrox in 2014/15.
With Rangers now being kept off the top of the Premiership by just one goal, these Light Blues fans on Twitter cringed when looking back to the defeat to Alloa five years ago:
One of the lowest points ever and that game still haunts me!
— Ray (@soulsaviour83) December 3, 2019
This was the lowest. I went on a drinking binge after this. Was incredible how bad we were and how bad our set up was to be outbossed and out fought by Alloa was so bad. It’s actually still gives me the FEAR
— llesrum 79 (@llesrum) December 3, 2019
I left the park that night with the guys in total silence thinking where on earth do we go from here. That’s what will make Sunday’s victory so much sweeter.
— James Smith (@JamesSmith392) December 3, 2019
— . (@Beesh24240265) December 3, 2019
Probably my lowest point as a Rangers fan I think that is the worst result in our history. Even worse than Berwick
— Brent MacFarlane (@B_MacFarlane) December 3, 2019
We were abysmal that night I wonder what the score would be if that team played our current team. I’d say at least 10 nil
— James Moore (@NOTELINYI) December 3, 2019
That game was definitely rock bottom. I was in the Alloa end, hearing them gloat about beating Rangers (those who hadn’t left at 2-0) and realising we would still be in that cup next season.. looking back though, most significant fact was it was Lewis Macleod’s last game for us🙁
— K918 (@minniedogg) December 3, 2019
Some of the players that night should have never played again for us
— ross b (@rossb1873) December 3, 2019
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