Comfortable Win For 17’s

Rangers 6 Dumbarton 0

Rangers Under 17’s  opened their pre-season with a comfortable win against Dumbarton at Murray Park tonight. All three trialists found the net before Sam Jamieson and an Andy Dallas double completed the scoring.

A quick break from defence midway through the first half created the opening for the first goal. A quick throw from Lewis McMinn found Josh Jeffries wide left on the halfway line, he looked up to find the Trialist No.9  breaking into the box, he lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper and into the net. Five minutes later Andy Barrowman took on a defender on the left side of the box and when he was tripped the referee pointed to the spot, Max Ashmore stepped up but was denied when the keeper dived to his right to make a fine save.

Just after the half-hour Max Ashmore’s pass found Trialist No.9 just inside the penalty area, a good first touch gave him the chance to lob the keeper who just got a enough of a touch on the ball to divert it wide of his right hand post. The second goal came six minutes before the break Jamie Brandon on the left passed to Andy Barrowman inside the box, he took on a defender on the left hand byline before finding the net from a tight angle.

Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Dumbarton 0

Only eight minutes had passed in the second half when Rangers scored again, Adam Edgar on the right side of the box passed to Kyle Clark inside the area, his shot from close range was blocked by the keeper but Adam Edgar followed up to knock the ball into the net. On the hour mark the Dumbarton keeper failed to gather Liam Burt’s long-range shot and Sam Jamieson followed up to knock the ball into the net.

Midway through the half a superb Kieran Wright save denied the visitor’s a consolation goal, from a corner from the right he dived to his left to turn away a close range header. Rangers immediately responded when Sam Jamieson dispossessed a Dumbarton defender in the inside right channel, he continued into the box before squaring to give Andy Dallas the opportunity to slot past the keeper.

The final goal came with eight minutes remaining, Liam Burt went past a couple of defenders as he broke to the right side of the box, his ball across goal made its way to Andy Dallas at the back post, his shot was blocked by the keeper who was left helpless as Sam Jamieson crashed the rebound of the underside of the crossbar, with no goal line technology Andy Dallas did not wait around as he pounced to score from close range. There was still time for a final chance when Kyle Bradley rose to head Sam Jamieson’s corner from the right goalwards with the Dumbarton keeper diving to his left to knock the ball away.

Full-Time:- Rangers 6 Dumbarton 0

Rangers Squad:- Lewis McMinn (Gk), Kieran Wright (Gk), Aidan Wilson, Jamie Brandon, Ross McCrorie, Kyle Bradley, Max Ashmore, Adam Edgar, Kyle Clark, Trialist No.9, Andy Barrowman, Josh Jeffries, Grant Nelson, Liam Burt, Sam Jamieson, Kieran Balfour, Andy Dallas.

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