Home Win “Away” In Glasgow Cup

Rangers 4 Clyde 0

With Clyde relinquishing home advantage tonight’s game at Murray Park was technically an away game for Rangers Under 17’s. The Ibrox youngsters dominated from start to finish and ran out comfortable winners.

The first chance of the game came after eight minutes, Adam Wilson’s shot from distance broke off a defender to Junior Ogen and he forced a fine save from the Clyde keeper low to his left. Five minutes later the Clyde defence struggled to clear an Adam Wilson free-kick delivered from the right, the ball eventually found its way to Scot Whiteside and he was denied by the keeper who dived to his right to turn the ball wide.

Next to try his luck was Jordan Hammill who’s shot from the edge of the box was only just wide of the keeper’s right hand post. On the twenty-minute mark the Clyde keeper was called into action when he tipped Adam Wilson’s twenty-five yarder over.

Five minutes later Michael Mossie’s cross from the left side of the box found the head of Junior Ogen who headed across goal and wide of the far post. Just before the half hour Rangers took the lead, Adam Wilson played the ball up to Junior Ogen on the edge of the box, he laid it back into the path of Adam Wilson who found the net from around twenty-five yards.

Clyde eventually ventured towards Rangers goal a few minutes later but the shot from distance never troubled Robbie McCrorie who save comfortably. Rangers doubled their lead five minutes before the break, Adam Wilson played the ball out to Jordan Hammill on the right and when his low cross came into the box Junior Ogen swept the ball into the net.

Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Clyde 0

Rangers began the second half as they finished the first and Ross Lyon’s effort from distance in the opening minute had to be helped over by the Clyde keeper. A storming run down the left from Lewis White took him to the byline, his cutback found Ryan Hardie who beat the keeper but a defender popped up on the line to clear.

A minute later it was Ryan Hardie who got to the left hand byline when his ball into the box found Junior Ogen a goal looked certain but his finish was casual and a combination of keeper and defender kept the ball out. Rangers extended their lead on fifty-five minutes, Ross Lyon broke forward before passing to Ryan Hardie on the left side of the box, he stepped inside a defender before firing past the keeper.

Next chance came when Michael Mossie cutting in from the right  passed inside to Junior Ogen who shot just over. On sixty-five minutes Adam Wilson’s corner from the right was headed against the near post by a Clyde defender. As the game entered the final ten minutes Lewis White progressed on the left and when his pass found Junior Ogen his effort on goal was saved by the Clyde keeper.

Two minutes later Rangers scored a fourth, it was created with some skilful play on the left from Max Ashmore before he passed to Junior Ogen who shot across the keeper into the corner of the net. With five minutes to go Ryan Hardie exchanged passes on the edge of the box and just when it looked like a goal would follow he shot over. The final chance of the game came for Ryan Hardie when Max Ashmore fed him from the left and on this occasion he was denied by the keeper.

Full-Time:- Rangers 4 Clyde o

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie; Jordan Hamill, Scot Whiteside, David Brownlie; Ross McCrorie (Max Ashmore 66mins), Ross Lyon (Jamie Brandon 85mins), Adam Wilson, Michael Mossie, Chris McDonald (Lewis White HT); Junior Ogen, Ryan Hardie.

Not Used:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Sam Jamieson.

Glasgow Cup 2013-14 table
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
Celtic 6 5 1 0 26 3 +23 16
Queen’s Park 4 2 2 0 10 6 +4 8
Rangers 4 2 1 1 13 5 +8 7
Partick Thistle 4 1 0 3 3 12 -9 3
Clyde 6 0 0 6 7 33 -26 0
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