St.Mirren 1 Rangers 1
Rangers under 13’s shared the spoils with their St.Mirren counterparts in an entertaining match at Ralston tonight. It was a fairly even ninety minutes and a draw was probably a fair result.
The home side were first to create a real goal scoring opportunity with an attack towards the left hand byline from where the ball was cutback and the shot was just wide of Luke Scullion’s left hand post. Rangers replied when Kai Kennedy lobbed the ball over the St.Mirren defence on the edge of the penalty area and Reegan Aitken’s shot forced the keeper to save low to his right.
Rangers took the lead a couple of minutes before the end of the period, Reegan Aitken showed great skill to create the space for a shot on the left hand angle of the box, placing the ball across the keeper and into the far corner of the net. Rangers came close to doubling their lead in the second period, Blair Rossiter wide of the right picked out Kai Kennedy’s run into the box, despite a good first touch he was forced wide of the keeper and he could only shoot into the side netting.
Before the end of the second period Saints attacked down the left that took them deep into Rangers box with Lewis Budinauckas standing tall to make a fine save. The Rangers keeper was again called into action in the final period, this time the attack came into the right side of Rangers penalty area with this time Lewis Budinauckas blocking the shot with his legs.
Within sixty seconds he was left helpless as St.Mirren drew level before the final period turn round, the shot came from around twenty-five yards and beat Lewis Budinauckas just below his crossbar. Neither side created a further chance that was worthy of a winner and the game finished all square.
Full-Time:- St.Mirren 1 Rangers 1
Rangers Squad:- Luke Scullion (Gk), Lewis Budinauckas (Gk), Harry Livesey, Euan Deveney, Kyle McLelland, Josh Henderson, Ciaran Dickson, Blair Rossiter, Callum Biggar, Reegan Aitken, Kai Kennedy, Matty Yates, Matthew Henderson, Ryan Muir, Jason Campbell.