Gretna Win For Youths

Gretna 2008 FC 0 Rangers 5

Raydale Park in Gretna was the venue for Rangers Under 20’s latest pre-season game this afternoon, and a good performance particularly in the first half ensured a comfortable win.

Only ten minutes had elapsed when Rangers took the lead, Danny Stoney intercepted a slack pass across the Gretna defence just outside the penalty area and he burst into the box before slotting past the keeper. The second goal followed four minutes later, Adam Wilson wide on the right passed in side to Danny Stoney on the edge of the box and he made space for the shot which beat the keeper and found the net.

A third goal before the quarter-hour was out put Rangers in easy street, Dylan Dykes took on a defender of the edge of the box before shooting for goal and with the aid of a deflection the ball went over the head of the keeper and into the net. As half-time approached Dylan Dykes sent Ryan Hardie through the inside left channel, as he went round the keeper he was forced wide and his chip for goal from a tight angle was headed off the line by a Gretna defender.

Right on the half-time whistle Rangers scored a fourth, Dylan Dykes cross from the right went over the head of Ryan Hardie where Ross McCrorie was well placed to finish with a superb right foot volley.

Half-Time:- Gretna 2008 FC 0 Rangers 4

An exchange of passes from the home side on the right side of the Rangers penalty area created the opportunity for a shot on goal but it failed to trouble Robbie McCrorie as it went wide of his right hand post.Rangers were soon back on the attack and a passing move involving Adam Wilson, Darren Ramsay and Dylan Dykes looked to set up the latter for a fifth goal but his shot was wide of the keeper’s left hand post.

The fifth goal came on the hour and it was the goal of the game, Kris Gibson sent the ball out to Junior Ogen wide on the right, he cut inside taking on two defender before finding the far top corner with a superb left foot shot.

Full-Time:- Gretna 2008 FC 0 Rangers 5

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie (Lewis McMinn 78mins); Craig Halkett, David Brownlie, Kyle McAusland; Kris Gibson; Adam Wilson (Andy Barrowman 74mins), Dylan Dykes, Darren Ramsay, Ross McCrorie (Junior Ogen 52mins); Danny Stoney, Ryan Hardie (Josh Jeffries 65mins).

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