Rangers 5 Clyde 0
With both sides agreeing to field under 16’s teams at Murray Park, it was an opportunity for some of the younger players to start a Glasgow Cup tie. It was a comfortable win for the home side, with a couple of late goals making the final score a little harsh on the Clyde youngsters.
On eight minutes a Tom Walsh corner from the left had Cameron Cairney stretching and the keeper did well to claw the ball away from under the bar. A minute later Rangers took the lead, Greg Pascazio’s pass from defence sent Jamie Mills down the left and the full-back’s cross was headed past Cairney byScott Lochrie.
On the quarter hour mark Dylan Dykes played the ball up to Gloady Ntumba and when he laid the ball back into the midfielder’s path he fired a shot narrowly over. Midway through the half Dylan Dykes headed a Tom Walsh corner form the right back across goal and Robert McLardie shot just wide of Cairney’s right hand post.
A few minutes later Luke Hammond cut in from the left before passing to Dylan Dykes who’s shot was straight at Cairney. Five minutes before the break a short pass back from Jamie Mills gave Darren O’Neill a chance to run down Liam Kelly, but the ball broke clear from the challenge. Just before the half-time whistle Gloady Ntumba won the ball out on the right touchline, he cut inside before passing to Scott Lochrie who moved it on to Danny Stoney and only a superb challenge from Alan Hogg denied the Rangers striker.
Half-Time:- Rangers 1 Clyde 0
Five minutes after the break a quick Danny Stoney free-kick gave Dylan Dykes a great chance inside the box, but he had to settle for a corner when Euan Ramsey made a last ditch block. From Tom Walsh’s corner Greg Pascazio’s header looked netbound until Cairney dived to his right to parry.
Just before the hour mark Rangers doubled their lead, Tom Walsh released Dylan Dykes inside the box and when keeper Cairney dived at the feet of the Rangers player the ball broke back to Tom Walsh who knocked the ball into the empty net. A couple of minutes later a great Danny Stoney reverse pass sent Dylan Dykes through on goal and he ran on to shoot past Cairney.
A solo run from Scott Lochrie took him past three Clyde defenders to set up a great chance from Gloady Ntumba with keeper Cairney quick from his line to make a fine block. As the game entered the final ten minutes Tom Walsh created a chance for Danny Stoney on the right hand side of the penalty area with keeper Cairney diving to his right to save.
The vistor’s keeper was soon in action again, Jamie Mills powered forward before exchanging passes with Kjeld McIntyre to break into the box and bring out another save from Cairney. With three minutes remaining another powerful run from Jamie Mills took him to the byline on the left, from his cross Gloady Ntumba blasted the ball past Cairney from close range.
Clyde tried to reply through substitute Keiran Blair and his shot from the right hand angle of the box kept Liam Kelly on his toes with the Rangers keeper saving low to his left. The scoring was complete in the final minute when Kjeld McIntyre’s reverse pass sent Danny Stoney through on goal, the Rangers striker waited on Cairney making his move before lifting the ball over the keeper and into the net.
Full-Time:- Rangers 5 Clyde 0Rangers:- Liam Kelly; Ryan Sinnamon (Steven Chatterton 64mins), Robert McLardie (Ross Kellock 46mins), Greg Pascazio, Jamie Mills; Danny Stoney, Scott Lochrie, Tom Walsh, Dylan Dykes, Luke Hammond (Kjeld McIntyre 55mins); Gloady Ntumba. Not Used:- Jamie Wilson (Gk), David Brownlie, Nathan Gallagher, Ben Reilly. Clyde:- Cameron Cairney; Jamie Blades, Alan Hogg, Euan Ramsey, Jon Forrest; Peter Copeland, Daryl Dick (Kieran Blair 69mins), Nathan Moore, Reece Glackin, Vinny Newlands (Chris Banks 57mins); Darren O’Neill (Ethan McCann 76mins).