Cowdenbeath 1-3 Rangers: Steven Gerrard's side reach Scottish Cup fifth round
Rangers progressed to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 3-1 win over Cowdenbeath
Last Updated: 30/01/19 11:59pm
Steven Gerrard's Rangers eased into the Scottish Cup fifth round with a 3-1 win over minnows Cowdenbeath.
Goals from Andy Halliday, Lassana Coulibaly and Kyle Lafferty put Rangers in control before half-time at Central Park.
David Cox pulled one back for Gary Bollan's part-timers after the break as Gerrard's side lost their momentum.
But Rangers held on to set up a tie against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on February 9.
The fixture was originally scheduled for January 18, only to be called off just three hours before kick-off due to a frozen pitch. But this time Rangers chipped in with their League Two hosts to pay for a heated dome that ensured the re-arranged fixture beat Scotland's latest cold snap.
And Rangers took the lead after just 12 minutes when Jermain Defoe teed up Halliday to drill home from 20 yards out, before Coulibaly fired Rangers' second on 26 minutes when Defoe's blocked shot fell kindly to him.
Lafferty then grabbed his first goal since September on the stroke of half-time, outpacing Jamie Pyper to get on to Ryan Jack's through ball before prodding past David McGurn.
The temperature dropped below zero during the interval and it showed as Rangers froze from the restart.
Kris Renton's charge through the middle forced Jon Flanagan into a clumsy trip and, while the tackle appeared to be just outside the box, referee Craig Thomson pointed to the spot and Cox beat Wes Foderingham.