Aribo Stars As Rangers Hit Eight Past Hamilton

Joe Aribo scored a brace as Rangers extended their unbeaten start to the season with an 8-0 demolition of bottom side Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

The result was Rangers’ biggest win under Steven Gerrard and the biggest win in the Scottish Premiership this season and Nigerian international Aribo played an influential part.

The Gers are now unbeaten in 19 games in the league and Europe this season and lead the Premiership by nine points from champions Celtic who have two games in hand.

Rangers had won eight home games this season coming into the fixture while Hamilton had lost four in a row away from home so while the result was never really in doubt, the scale of it was beyond emphatic.

A three-minute blitz saw the home side race into a three goal lead with Scott Airfield’s 16th minute opener opening the floodgates to further goals from Kemar Roofe and Aribo.

Aribo added his second and Rangers’ fourth in the 36th minute, Roofe completed his brace after the interval and Brandon Barker got in on the act as the home side ran roughshod over the visitors.

Two more goals from Rangers captain James Tavernier completed the rout to record the highest margin of victory since the top flight was rebranded as the Scottish Premiership in 2013.

Aribo who will now join the Super Eagles for next week’s AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone now has four goals in the league for Rangers this season.