2008 SCOTTISH CUP FINAL
RANGERS LIFT THE CUP

Rangers brought the curtain down on their incredible season with victory over Queen of the South in the 123rd Scottish Cup Final last season.

It all looked to be going according to plan for the men from Ibrox when two first half goals gave them a comfortable lead after the first 45 minutes. An absolute cracker from Kris Boyd was followed up by a comeback goal for American international DaMarcus Beasley and it appeared that Rangers were on easy street.

However, they didn't count on a spirited fightback from Queens. Two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half - first from Tosh and then by Thompson saw them peg back their Premier League opponents. Indeed for the ten or fifteen minutes following their equaliser, it was the Doonhamers who looked more likely to score.

However Kris Boyd was again on hand to deliver the hammer blow to the Dumfries men.  A Beasley corner was met perfectly by the Rangers striker and the cup was on its way back to Govan.

The match also saw the record for the youngest ever player to play in a final broken. Young John Fleck, at just 16 years of age, showed the kind of touch and composure that has him earmarked to be a star for club and country.

A fantastic end to a fantastic tournament. Queen of the South and the army of fans from Dumfries who descended on Hampden for the day showed that the magic of the Cup is alive and well.