Who Put The Ball In The Rangers Net?

by William Sheridan
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ALEX TAYLOR

13.05.1995 Rangers [a] D1-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 36)
Alex Taylor (1-1, 87 mins)

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but try telling that to Alex Taylor who scored in 2-in-a-row against Rangers in 1995, both times with a late equaliser, both times earning a great point for Thistle, both games ending 1-1.

Lambie thought well of Taylor at Hamilton, and eventually brought him to Thistle in the springtime of 1993. With his assured and skillful performances in midfield, he made a good contribution to the Jaggy cause, and top-flight safety was always secured during his spell at the club.

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Brilliantly, the last of his 10 goals was scored at Ibrox – in his last ever game as a Jag! The memorable strike was made on Saturday, 13th May, 1995, and to a certain extent, spoiled Rangers trophy presentation party, much to the delight of the big Thistle support in the 45,000 crowd. With Rangers having taken an early lead, Alex had a great first half effort which struck the post dead on, with the ‘keeper beaten.

With that, he might have thought his big headline-making chance had passed, but later, with just three minutes left until the ceremonies, Thistle soured the champagne with a beautifully taken goal right in front of the Jags fans in the Damon Gray end. Stuart Ayton did well to hold off a challenge and teed the ball up for the incoming Alex Taylor who stylishly placed a right footed curler beyond the reach of the helpless sub goalie, Andy Goram.

Rarely has a player left the Jags with a better final statement. Well done Alex!

Publishing date Originally published on 03-Dec-2017 (WAT).
Thistle Archive publishing date Republished here on The Thistle Archive, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 03-Dec-2017.





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