Motherwell succumbed to a 4-0 loss at Rangers in their sternest pre-season test so far.
First half strikes from Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo had the hosts comfortable at the break, before a Ricki Lamie own goal sealed the result in the second period.
Rangers immediately set the tempo and, after Long had gone close from the edge of the box with a shot which went past the left post, Steven Gerrard’s went ahead after seven minutes.
An attempted headed clearance only fell as far as Kent 20 yards out, who took a touch before sending a rasping shot into the bottom left corner of the net.
Three minutes later, it was 2-0.
Barisic found room down the left and stood up a perfect cross to the back post, where Hagi was on hand to nod home from close range.
Liam Polworth stung the palms of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin as the Steelmen tried to get a foot back in the game, but they struggled against a dominant home side.
The clearest chance of the first half for the visitors came late on. A precise kick from Trevor Carson played in Jake Hastie down the right hand side. His drive into the middle saw him slip in Jordan White one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
However, as the summer striker looked to pull the trigger from close in, he was flagged for offside.
On the stroke of half-time, Rangers made it three.
Aribo found plenty time in the box despite the sea of claret and amber around him, dancing through and interchanging passes before hitting home from eight yards.
Turnbull, Gallagher and Hylton were introduced at the break as Stephen Robinson tried to provoke a response from his team.
Motherwell did improve in the second half, seeing more of the ball and creating chances. First, Donnelly saw himself through between the centre backs but had to pull the trigger from the edge of the box, with his shot going straight at McLaughlin.
Turnbull then brought out a brilliant reaction stop from the goalkeeper soon after from point-blank range, with Hastie and Turnbull against unable to take up chances to bury the rebound.
Both sides’ substitutions disrupted the flow of the game but the fourth would come. Barker’s burst down the left got him into the area to send an inviting ball aross the face of goal, which Lamie couldn’t stop himself from diverting into his own net.
In all, an important pre-season test for Motherwell to show what they are up against, with more valuable minutes under their belts ahead of the start of the Scottish Premiership campaign.
Motherwell: Carson, Grimshaw, Donnelly, Lamie, McGinley, Campbell (Gallagher 45), O’Hara (Maguire 73), Polworth (Turnbull 45), Hastie (Robinson 76), Long (Hylton 45), White (Watt 59).
Subs not used: Fox, Hussain, Mugabi, Johnston, Seedorf, Cornelius, Semple, MacIver.