Arthurlie duo Ian Chisholm and Graeme Shepherd will go down as having figured in the Dumfriesshire club's triumph, albeit goalkeeper Shep's contribution was that of an unused substitute.
However, tough-tackling full-back Chis can lay claim to having made more of a telling impact in playing the full 90 minutes at Ibrox, curbing the threat of Andy Little and then Gers substitute Barrie McKay.
The whole experience has put a spring in the step of the 27-year-old who was reinstated to the Junior ranks from East Stirling.
Yet he revealed his shot at glory only came about because of a falling out with Arthurlie gaffer Mark Cameron.
He said: "Arthurlie are a terrific club and I enjoyed my time there, even though I was guilty of allowing myself to get frustrated at not holding down a regular place.
"Last month I made the mistake of letting things come to a head in a training-ground disagreement and the upshot was that I felt it was best if I went on the transfer list.
"Mark was not for letting me go anywhere and was keen that I stick around to prove my worth. My mind was made up on doing just that when Annan boss Jim Chapman, who I played under at Dumbarton, contacted Arthurlie.
"He needed players, so it ticked a lot of boxes letting me go out on loan to Annan to get some match fitness.
"It was only last Thursday that I actually signed a loan deal allowing me to play against Rangers and obviously I found the game to be one of the most enjoyable of my career."
Chis owned up to finding the superior fitness of full-time Rangers hard to handle.
He revealed: "We rode our luck at Ibrox and also had a goalkeeper having the game of his life in Alex Marshall.
"But the funny thing is he was a serious doubt before the game and it looked like Shep was going between the sticks until just before the game.
"Their speed and general stamina had us up against it for long spells but I believe the work I've put in at Arthurlie kept me going despite a few dodgy moments.
"Rangers are clearly a special case because otherwise I would say the players at other Third Division clubs do not come across as being any fitter than the guys at Arthurlie."
The Shettleston-based ace also admits he is looking no further ahead than Annan's home game against Clyde on Saturday.
He added: "A month ago I was looking to do nothing more than nail down a place in the Arthurlie defence, but the experience of playing against Rangers has certainly whetted my appetite for a crack at the Seniors.
"I can only try to impress but that will be my same approach if I'm back in the Juniors."
Meanwhile, Pollok coach Alan Cotton has departed with his shoes being filled by the man he replaced only last month – Stevie Docherty. And the arrival of keeper Michael McKinven has heralded the exit of Graham Black who is reputedly joining Petershill.
Kevin McBride has reportedly quit the Newlandsfield club due to family commitments.