Another Development League Defeat

Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 0

An early goal condemned Rangers to their fourth successive defeat without scoring, at Rugby Park tonight. They were second best in the first half but improved after the break, although chances were few and they couldn’t peg back the home side.

The youngsters were fortunate not to fall behind in the third minute, Adam Frizzell’s free-kick from the left hand angle of the penalty area was volleyed from the right side of the box by Stuart Findlay and the ball rebounded of Robbie McCrorie’s right hand post. Three minutes later Killie moved the ball in from the right to William Graham who passsed Tope Obadeyi who turned on the edge of the box before shooting past Robbie McCrorie.

In a similar move just past the midpoint of the half Adam Frizzell passed to Tope Obadeyi on the edge of the box and another turn and shot forced a save from Robbie McCrorie low to his left hand side.

Half-Time:- Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 0

Rangers had a narrow escape of fifty-seven minutes, Adam Frizzell swung over a corner from the left which Lee Ashcroft headed back across goal and Tope Obadeyi’s close range shot crashed off the underside of the crossbar and bounced clear. Rangers replied when Jamie Brandon attacked the right side of the Kilmarnock penalty area before passing inside to Ryan Sinnamon who’s twenty-five yard effort went across goal and wide of Devlin Mackay’s right hand post.

Two minutes later Rangers missed a great chance to draw level, Jordan Gibson was sent clear through the middle but as he burst into the penalty area Devlin Mackay advanced from his line to block the striker’s shot. Rangers only other real effort on goal was another long range effort from Ryan Sinnamon that was too straight and Devlin Mackay saved comfortably.

Full-Time:- Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 0

Kilmarnock:- Devlin Mackay; Taylor Queen, Lee Ashcroft, Aidan Wilson, Stuart Findlay; Chris Johnston (Jack Whittaker 73 mins), Greg Taylor, William Graham (Dean Hawkshaw 54 mins), Alex Henshall; Adam Frizzell (Scott McLean 85 mins); Topi Abadeyi.

Not Used:- Curtis Lyle (Gk), Thomas Dempsie, Andrew Sibbald, Lewis Morrison.

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie (Gk); Jamie Brandon, David Brownlie, Kyle Bradley, Jamie Mills; Ryan Sinnamon; Ross Lyon (Mekhi Leacock-McCleod HT), Dylan Dykes; Scott Roberts, Zak Rudden, Jordan Gibson (Jamie Barjonas 64 mins).

Not Used:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Tom Lang, Liam Burt, Lewis White, Max Ashmore.

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