Boyd rescues Rangers
Kris Boyd spared Rangers' blushes as they earned a 1-1 draw with Partick in their Scottish Cup quarter-final.
Last Updated: 19/03/08 10:04pm
Kris Boyd spared Rangers' blushes as they earned a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle in their Scottish Cup quarter-final.
The Scottish international followed up his weekend CIS Cup heroics to cancel out Damon Grey's shock opener for Partick as the First Division side threatened a major shock at Ibrox.
Partick refused to be overawed by Rangers in the early stages and Grey went close to scoring midway through the first half when he saw his shot palmed out by Allan McGregor.
Charlie Adam wasted Rangers' best chance in the opening period when he fired wide after a quick counter attack.
Rangers were inches away from opening the scoring on 57 minutes when Steven Naismith saw his header from Steven Davis' cross clip the crossbar.
Partick stunned the home fans when they broke the deadlock on 67 minutes as Grey broke the offside trap and coolly lifted the ball over McGregor.
The lead proved short-lived as Rangers hit back to equalise two minutes later with Boyd forcing the ball home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.
Partick held on to secure a lucrative replay at Firhill to add to Rangers' already congested fixture schedule.