Rangers 5 Dumbarton 1
It was billed as a warm up for Rangers Milk Cup squad but with the second half substitutes used it was really another U17’s side that took on Dumbarton. It was the visitor’s who were first to threaten with an effort from a twenty-five yard free-kick that was only just over.
Rangers took the lead on six minutes, Jason Krones released Sam Jamieson who rounded the keeper before knocking the ball into the net. A few minutes later Dumbarton had a decent shout for a penalty, the attack came of the right side of the box and the player looked to be impeded as he took on Kyle Bradley but the referee waved play on.
Just after the twenty-five minute mark Liam Burt broke forward before going for goal from distance and it took a fine save from the ‘Sons keeper, diving to his right to turn the ball wide. The second Rangers goal came eight minutes before the break and it was a superb solo effort from Liam Burt, picking the ball up just inside the Dumbarton half his run took him past three defenders and into the box before firing past the keeper.
Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Dumbarton 0
As the game neared the hour mark Aidan Wilson and Andy Dallas exchanged passes on the right side of the box to set up a chance for Andy Barrowman who shot straight at the keeper. Rangers third goal was delayed barely sixty seconds, Jamie Barjonas sent Kyle Clark through the inside left channel and he continued into the box before shooting past the keeper.
Rangers came close again soon after with a Jamie Brandon long-range effort the keeper got down to his right to make a save. The keeper was in action again, Jamie Brandon headed the ball over the Dumbarton defence for Andy Dallas who was denied by the keeper at point-blank range.
A cross from the left, deep to the back post was the source of the next Rangers chance, Andy Barrowman was on the end of it and from a very tight angle his header went across goal and hit the far post. Midway through the half Rangers grabbed a fourth direct from a free-kick, Jason Krones stepped up to blast the ball through the wall and into the net.
With ten minutes remaining Rangers scored again from the penalty spot, Jamie Brandon and Andy Dallas played a one-two on the right side of the penalty area and as the former broke into the area he was fouled by a defender with Jamie Brandon converting from twelve yards. Dumbarton got a consolation goal with a spotkick of their own in the final minute, as their attacker went through the middle into the box where he was fouled by Jason Krones and Lewis McMinn was sent the wrong way from the spot.
Full-Time:- Rangers 5 Dumbarton 1
Rangers Squad:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Lewis McMinn (Gk), Aidan Wilson, Ross Lyon, Kyle Bradley, Jason Krones, Kieran Balfour, Grant Nelson, Jamie Barjonas, Sam Jamieson, Liam Burt, Andy Dallas, Andy Barrowman, Kyle Clark, Jamie Brandon, Max Ahsmore.