Glasgow Rangers Battle Queen of the South in the Scottish Premiership Play Offs
For the past three seasons, the Glasgow Rangers have been clawing their way back up to the top flight of Scottish professional football, after a change of corporate ownership left them relegated to the fourth tier division. Now, the Rangers are closer to playing Scottish Premiership football than they have been in years. In order to get there, though, they’ll have to dominate the Scottish Premiership play offs—a task that won’t be easy, by any measure.
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The Promotion Play Offs
In order to reach the Premiership, the Rangers will have to place through three rounds of play off competition. Since they finished in third place on the 2014 – 2015 Scottish Championship table, the Teddy Bears have qualified for a spot in the quarterfinals of the play offs, against league fourth placers, Queen of the South.
Hibernian, meanwhile, who came in second in the Championship, have qualified for the semifinals, and will face the winners of the Glasgow Rangers/Queen of the South clash. Division champions, Heart of Midlothian, have earned automatic qualification into the 2015 – 2016 Scottish Premiership. Finally, the 11th place team from this year’s Premiership—currently Motherwell—will face the semifinal victors for the last open spot in the top-flight.
Glasgow vs. Queen of the South
Needless to say, the system for promotions and relegations in the Scotland football world is confusing. For Glasgow, though, it means one last shot at reaching the Premiership—one last chance that they will get to don the Glasgow Rangers home jersey 2015 – 2016 next season for a long-awaited return to top flight soccer.
So far, the wearers of the Glasgow soccer shirt are making good on their chances at promotion. On Saturday, the Teddy Bears donned the Rangers away jersey 2014 – 2015 to take on Queen of the South in the Scottish Premiership play offs quarterfinal away leg.
The home field advantage may have been in favor of Queen of the South, but Glasgow had clearly come to win anyway. The Rangers took the lead just before halftime. The goal came from defender Steven Smith, choosing the most opportune time possible to score his first point of the 2014 – 2015 soccer season.
Queen of the South’s Derek Lyle equalized the score at the 64-minute mark. Just 10 minutes later, though, attacking midfielder Dean Shiels found the back of the net to give Glasgow the 2-1 lead. Such was the score when the match reached its conclusion.
Now, the Teddy Bears are in a luxuriantly comfortable position heading into the second leg of the quarterfinal round. On Sunday, May 17th, the squad will don the Glasgow home shirt 2014 – 2015 for one last battle with Queen of the South. And since the Rangers have only lost three home matches throughout the entire 2014 – 2015 Championship season, their chances of progressing to the semis to face Hibernian seem fairly strong at this point.
Further Play off Competition
If the wearers of the Glasgow Rangers jersey do manage to beat Queen of the South in the Scottish Premiership play off quarterfinals, they will move on to the semis against Hibernian. That’s where the Teddy Bears will likely face their biggest test of the season. After all, of the four match-ups that Glasgow and Hibernian had throughout the 2014 – 2015 Championship, Glasgow won one (the last one, on March 22nd), while Hibernian claimed victory in the other three.
Semifinal play, if the Teddy Bears make it that far, will take place on May 20th (at home) and May 23rd (away). The finals, meanwhile, are scheduled for May 28th and 31st.
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