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Ladbrokes Championship: Rangers’ run comes to an end

| 02.11.2015

It took 12 games and nearly three months, but Rangers’ perfect start to this season’s Ladbrokes Championship is over, throwing the title race wide open.

The Glasgow club’s incredible run came to an end at the hands of league rivals Hibernian, with the Edinburgh side prevailing 2-1 at Easter Road on Sunday afternoon.

Paul Hanlon’s winner in the 73rd minute means Hibs are now just five points behind the Ibrox side, having won eight and drawn one of their last nine league games.

Alan Stubbs’ men were as big as 20/1 to win the league at the start of October, but are now 11/2 after their recent surge.

The Hibees are four points clear of Falkirk in third, who comfortably saw off St Mirren to claim a second successive win.

The Bairns were already 2-0 up by half-time, before Will Vaulks made it three in the second period, in between a pair of red cards for the visitors who slip to eighth.

Raith’s five-game winning run now seems but a distant memory, after a 3-0 loss at in-form Livingston.

Livi claimed a second-straight win thanks to a brace from Jordan White and Declan Gallagher’s first goal of the season.

That win moved the Lions up two places to seventh, with Dumbarton slipping into the relegation play-off on goal difference.

The Sons appeared to be heading for a draw at home to Morton, but Denny Johnstone’s winner five minutes from time ensured a second win on the bounce for the Pride of the Clyde.

Alloa are now five points adrift at the foot of the table, after Queen of the South came from behind to win at Recreation Park.

Graeme Holmes put the hosts into an early lead inside the opening two minutes, but a nine-minute brace from Gary Oliver shortly after the interval handed Queen’s a first win in three games.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.