Rangers 6 Hamilton Accies 1
With no game today I took in the youngest eleven-a-side team, the Under 12’s, clash with Hamilton Accies at Murray Park. It was a comfortable win for the Ibrox youngsters with the visitors failing to trouble either of Rangers goalkeepers until they grabbed a late consolation goal.
Rangers created their first chance on twelve minutes, Harley Ewan in possession on the right side of the penalty area passed the ball along the eighteen yard line to Sam Lovie who’s shot was saved by the keeper low to his left. Rangers dominance paid off when they took the lead six minutes from the end of the first period, Darren McInally’s quick free-kick from outside the left side of the penalty area picked out Jack Scanlan at the near post and he prodded the ball past the keeper.
Rangers added a second in the dying seconds of the period, Darren McInally winning possession inside the right side of the box before shooting across the keeper into the far corner. There was twelve minutes of the second period on the clock when Rangers scored a third, Leyton Dunlop broke forward from left-back and when he reached the edge of the box he let go with a shot that flew into the top corner.
A few minutes later a fine move saw the ball go from the left via Dire Mebude, Harley Ewan and Robbie Ure to tee up Darren McInally who’s shot was saved by the keeper diving to his right. The fourth goal came with seven minutes of the period remaining, Robbie Ure’s pass sending Makenzie Kirk through to round the keeper and roll the ball into the net.
There was still time for Rangers to score a fifth before the period end and it came when Dire Mebude and Darren McInally worked a short corner on the left and the latter’s cross was headed past the keeper by Alex King. Rangers first chance of the final period came when Jack Scanlan won the ball and broke into the left side of the box to force a save from the keeper.
Within a couple of minutes Leyton Dunlop’s shot from a free-kick on the right hand angle of the box had the keeper diving to save at his near post. Logan Dunnachie then sent a ball over the top of the Accies defence and Dire Mebude raced clear with the keeper coming from his line to make the block.
With just over ten minute remaining Rangers scored their sixth and final goal, Mackenzie Strachan and Gavin Gallagher combined to send Dire Mebude through to continue into the box and shoot past the keeper. There was time for a late consolation goal for Accies, the attack came down the right and when the ball came into the box it was slammed into the net.
Full-Time:- Rangers 6 Hamilton Accies 1
Rangers Squad:- Jack McConnell (Gk), Gregor McLeod (Gk), Kelsey Ewan, Leyton Dunlop, Harley Ewan, Ryan Menzies, Alex King, Darren McInally, Mackenzie Strachan, Jack Scanlan, Gavin Gallagher, Sam Lovie, Robbie Ure, Makenzie Kirk, Dire Mebude, Logan Dunnachie.