Friendly Win For 16’s

Rangers 4 Partick Thistle 1

Rangers took on Partick Thistle in  friendly at Murray Park tonight and with three trialists in the lineup it was the striker who grabbed the headlines scoring all four goals.

The first chance of the game came when Trialist (9), lobbed the ball over the defence for Trialist (10) who’s shot was deflected just wide of the keeper’s left hand post. Rangers took the lead on seventeen minutes, Trialist (10) and Nathan Patterson combined to play the ball though for Trialist (9) inside the right side of the box and he found the net via the far post.

As the half-hour mark approached Thistle created a chance deep inside the right side of Rangers penalty area and it took a superb Lewis Muir save to keep the lead intact. Rangers doubled their lead five minutes before the break, Trialist (10) played the ball over the top of the Thistle defence and Trialist (9) held off a defender before continuing into the box and shooting past the keeper.

Within three minutes Rangers scored a third, Gregor Woods and Nathan Patterson combined on the right and from the latter’s cross to the back post Trialist (9) sent a looping header over the keeper and into the net.

Half-Time:- Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 0

The visitors reduced the deficit just before the hour mark, the initial attack came on the left and when the shot rebounded off Lewis Muir’s left hand post the rebound was blasted into the net. With the final quarter-hour approaching Thistle threatened again, their attacker moved from right to left along the edge of the box and his shot forced Lewis Muir to dive to his left to save.

Rangers responded by scoring a fourth, Gregor Woods passed to Nathan Patterson on the right, he went past a defender before crossing from the byline for Trialist (9) to head into the net from close range. The final chance came for Thistle a couple of minutes later, sent through the inside left channel their attacker continued into the box and from his shot Lewis Muir saved low to his left.

Full-Time:- Rangers 4 Partick Thistle 1

Rangers:- Lewis Muir; Nathan Patterson, Aiden Gibb, Jay Mack, Michael Hewitt (Ben Williamson 50 mins); Carlo Pignatiello (Darren Watterson 65 mins); Gregor Woods, Trialist (10) (Harry Livesey 71 mins); Kieran McKechnie, Trialist (9), Lewis McGrattan.

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