In the Scottish Football Association Cup final, held at Hampden Park in Clasgow on Saturday (5 May).
In the Scottish Football Association Cup final, held at Hampden Park in Clasgow on Saturday (5 May). Rangers beet their old rival Celtic by three goals to two.
For the past eight years, Celtic have dominated Scottish football by heading the Scottish League. They have won the cup five times in the past seven years, and were hoping to achieve their third successive League and Cup double.
Rangers, who last won the cup in 1966, fell behind when Kenny Dalglish scored for Celtic after 25 minutes. 9 minutes later Rangers player Derek Parlane equalised.
One minute into half-time saw Alfie Conn put Rangers ahead with another goal. However, a penalty taken by Connally for Celtic brought the score to two-all.
After sixty minutes of play, Rangers scored the winning goal. Forsyth jabbed the ball into the net after Derek Johnstone's header had rebounded from the post.
The final score ensures Rangers a place in next season's European Cup Winner's Cup.
SYNOPSIS: Kenny Dalglish put Celtic, wearing stirpes, one goal ahead after twenty five minutes of play int eh Scottish FA Cup final against Rangers on Saturday. The old rivals of Scottish football were fighting it out in the traditional battle ground - Glasgow's Hampden Park. Derek Parlane put an equaliser in for Rangers.
Now Rangers looked like they had a chance. For the past eight years Celtic have been the dominant team in Scottish football. In this match Rangers went all out to smash the Celtic monopoly.
Into half-time with the score standing at one all. For Celtic there was a lot at stake. They have won the Cup five times in the past seven years, and were hoping to achieve their third successive League and Cup double. A penalty gave them the chance to equalise after an earlier Rangers goal.
The penalty goal put the score at two all. Celtic still had a chance of maintaining their championship status. A good attempt ended up being off-side.
Following an injury, Celtic's Tim Brogan went off to be replaced by Bobby Lennox.
The decisive goal came after sixty minutes of play when Forsyth put the ball in for Rangers.
Now it was just a matter of time. And when the referee blew the final whistle, the crowd went wild. Final score Rangers three, Celtic two.
It was indeed a great day for Rangers.
Princess Alexandra presented Rangers with the coveted Football Association Cup. Their triumph over Celtic ensures Rangers a place in next season's European Cup Winner's Cup.