RANGERS goalkeeper Jamie Picken helped spark Rangers' Christmas celebrations when they stole a valuable league point against favoured Instant-Dict in a Hong Kong First Division soccer match at Mongkok Stadium yesterday. In an entertaining 0-0 draw, giant Scot Picken stood tall and miserly against an Instant attack hungry for holiday pickings and cheer after their loss to Eastern in a penalty shoot-out in last week's Shield final. Making two important saves either side of half-time, dominant in the air and inspiring confidence in his penalty area, Picken saw Rangers through a difficult 90 minutes when their hard work could so easily have come to nothing had Instant snatched the elusive goal their constant pressure deserved. The draw gives Rangers six points from nine matches, two ahead of second-from-bottom Voicelink, who have played a game less. Picken, who, like the foreign players on both sides, is not used to playing on Christmas Day, said his side were more than happy with a draw against fourth-placed Instant. ''It was important for us that we got something from the game,'' said Picken, who made a spectacular save early in the game from Graham Harvey and also made a brilliant close-range stop from Chan Fat-chi minutes before the end. If the Instant forwards thought Picken played stingy Scrooge for the day, they themselves can look back at the Christmas gifts, in the form of chances, they kicked away from under the tree. Their midfielder Steve Berry summed it up: ''It was a game we would have won if we had better finishing.'' Instant defender Yan Lik-kin's present came gift-wrapped with a bow from the referee, who awarded Instant a penalty after 20 minutes for a handball offence inside the box. But Yan's casual effort went wide to the left with Picken diving the wrong way. Harvey was Instant's next culprit, failing to convert a chance from six yards out. Shaun Edwards had the last first-half effort for Instant, but Picken smothered his long-range shot. Instant, with veteran Chan Fat-chi coming on to bolster their attack in place of right-winger Chan Chi-kwong, resumed their barrage on the Rangers goal in the second half. Lam Hing-lun's left-foot volley flashed past Picken's right post and captain Cheung Chi-tak's free-kick went inches over the bar. Midway through the half, Lam missed a golden chance when his bicycle kick completely missed the ball at near point-blank range. Seconds later, Picken made his excellent stop from Chan Fat-chi's belting shot. Rangers' first real shot at goal came 10 minutes from time when forward Steve Raynes headed Pao Ka-yin's cross over. Instant's frustrations, however, at not taking advantage of their domination boiled over with Edwards and McParland finding their way into the referee's book in the last few minutes.