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Last-gasp winner hits the spot for Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn

By Gavin McCafferty

Published 19/10/2015

Sealed with a kiss: Martyn Waghorn celebrates his winner
Sealed with a kiss: Martyn Waghorn celebrates his winner

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn enjoyed his last-minute winner against Queen of the South all the more for the fact he had missed a penalty 60 seconds earlier.

Robbie Thomson pushed away Waghorn's 89th-minute spot-kick after Derek Lyle opened for Queens and Jason Holt equalised, but Rangers soon worked a short corner to Nathan Oduwa, who crossed for Waghorn to head home for a 2-1 victory and preserve the Scottish Championship leaders' perfect league record.

The English striker said: "It was a rollercoaster of emotions for me, from the disappointment of the penalty to the winning goal, but the character of the lads to keep going and get the win makes it that bit more satisfying.

"I was disappointed because it's not nice to miss like that so close to the end of the game but I just had to forget about it and get on with the game. There is no point dwelling on it too long and letting it affect me.

"I found myself just running about to get it out of my head, so it was a relief that I got the chance at the end to make amends.

"The way it worked out it actually felt better winning it with the header than if I had scored the penalty.

"I just thought I would get through to the final whistle and see what happens, so it was pleasing to eventually get on the end of Nathan's cross and get the win."

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