Hamilton Accies 1 Rangers 2
Rangers under 16’s managed to beat the freeze this afternoon with a game against Hamilton Accies at the new indoor facility at Ravenscraig. The Rangers side was made up of 15’s/16’s with one under 17 in Callum Gallagher, with Accies including a few under 17’s.
Rangers were first to threaten after eleven minutes when Darren Ramsay won the ball in midfield and shot just wide. A minute later a superb Connor Shaw save denied Hamilton, diving to his left to touch the ball round the post, from the corner Charlie Telfer was on hand to clear off the line when the ball was headed goalwards, only for a cross to come in from the right and the Hamilton striker headed against the bar.
A minute later a superb Darren Ramsay pass inside the full-back sent Scott Roberts clear with the Accies keeper coming off his line to block. Rangers then took the lead midway through the first-half, the Accies defence failed to clear a low Andy Murdoch cross from the left and it broke for Charlie Telfer net with a left-foot shot from close range.
A minute later Ramsay tried his luck from 25 yards which the keeper parried. Rangers doubled their lead just before the half-hour, Callum Gallagher combined with Darren Ramsay who’s reverse pass set up Charlie Telfer to fire under the advancing keeper.
Four minutes before half-time a Lewis Martin throw was chested into the path of Telfer who cut inside only to see his shot deflected narrowly wide. At the other end a free-kick into the box saw the Accies striker chest the ball down and shoot just over. Right on half-time Shaw failed to gather a corner from the right but Martin was on hand to clear from the line.
Half-Time:- Hamilton Accies 0 Rangers 2
Hamilton reduced Rangers lead just before the hour a low cross from the right was flicked on and knocked past Liam Kelly at close range. Five minutes later Kelly dived to parry a free-kick from the edge of the box and showed superb reactions to block the effort from the rebound at close range.
Full Time:- Hamilton Accies 1 Rangers 2
Rangers:- Connor Shaw (Liam Kelly 46mins); Lewis Martin (Greg Pascazio 46mins), Craig Halkett, Stuart Urquhart, Jordan Wilson; Charlie Telfer (Tom Walsh 46 mins ( Dylan Dykes 53mins)), Andy Murdoch, Darren McGill, Scott Roberts (Danny Stoney 56mins); Callum Gallagher, Darren Ramsay.