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Fourth-tier Rangers shatter crowd record
06:59 AEST Sun Aug 19 2012

Fallen giants Rangers set a world record attendance for fourth tier football on Saturday as 49,118 fans packed Ibrox to watch a 5-1 thrashing of East Stirling.

The Glasgow club, demoted to the Scottish Third Division following their liquidation, marked their first home game in the bottom tier in spectacular fashion.

Rangers smashed the previous record crowd at that level - set in 1961 when 37,774 watched Crystal Palace's English Fourth Division clash against south London rivals Millwall.

And Ally McCoist's side recovered from a sloppy start to send their fans home happy thanks to Andy Little's hat-trick.

Paul Quinn converted an early penalty for East Stirling, but the treble from Little, as well as a first Rangers goal on his first start from Francisco Sandaza and a late strike from Lee McCulloch, secured the club's first league win of the season following last weekend's draw at Peterhead.

Rangers chief executive Charles Green addressed fans ahead of kick-off, making reference to a campaign to sell out Scottish Premier League grounds last week.

He told the Ibrox crowd: "Never mind 'Sell-out Saturday' - this is 'Sold-out Saturday'. That's testament to the passion, loyalty and commitment shown by the Rangers support and we thank you all."