Ferguson keeps Rangers on top

Barry Ferguson kept Rangers on top of the Scottish Premier League with his first goal of the season in a 1-0 win at his hometown club Hamilton Academical. Having started the day with a goal difference advantage over Celtic, who face St. Mirren today, the Gers pulled three points clear thanks to the Scotland midfielder's strike ten minutes before half-time.

Madjid Bougherra knocked down a cross from Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis and the Rangers captain struck a sweet left-foot drive into the bottom corner to claim his first goal since May. Hamilton would have found themselves two goals down by the break, but for the heroics of goalkeeper Tomas Cerny, who palmed a Kenny Miller header onto the crossbar.

Hamilton enjoyed plenty of pressure after the break, but they could not turn territorial advantage into clear chances and Rangers were able to hold out fairly comfortably for three valuable points.