Rangers Under 12’s in Italy

Rangers Under 12’s in Italy

Coaches Alan Boyd and Davie Hendry led the young Rangers side in their trip to Genoa to take on Italy’s best over the festive period. The Murray Park youngsters were drawn in Group A with Genoa and Vicenza.

In their first game on Saturday 27th they lost 1-0 to Genoa, and with Vicenza then defeating Genoa by the same score line, it meant the young Gers had to beat Vicenza by at least two goals to reach the semi-final. This task they achieved with a bit to spare, winning 4-0.

On the Sunday they now faced Fiorentina in the semi-final, in a hard fought encounter that finished 0-0,which meant penalties to decide a place in the final. Unfortunately the young Rangers lost the resultant shoot-out 3-2. Later that day their final game was the 3rd place play-off against Roma, losing a tight encounter 1-0.

So it was a 4th place finish in a 12 team tournament for the Rangers youngsters, finishing ahead of Sampdoria, Torino, Genoa, Empoli, Brescia, Chievo, Vicenza and Athletic Club Genoa.

The coaches were proud of how the lads performed considering this was the first time they have played 11-a-side, having been playing sevens in the development league.

Atalanta were the tournament winners, beating Fiorentina 1-0 in the final.

The Rangers squad was as follows:-

Max Currie, Connor Gaffney, Ross Lyon, Rory Currie, Scott Lochead, Jordan Scott, Sam Leddington, Craig Burke, Michael Mossie, Sean McLeod, Malcolm McDonald, Ross McNeil, Joe Thompson, Connor Murray, Callum Shippcott, Hussain Kaware, Adam Wilson, Darren Whyte, Greg Kiltie, Greg Taylor.

Footnote:-

This Sunday Rangers under 15’s take on a Dutch Regional Select at Murray Park, Kick-off 2pm. I would have liked to have taken this game in but will of course be in Inverness.

Advertisements

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: