Development League Win At Ochilview

Hearts 1 Rangers 2

Rangers edged out a young Hearts side in tonight’s Development League game at Ochilview. Normally Rangers Development side are taking on older opponents but it wasn’t the case tonight with Hearts fielding five under 17’s.

Rangers opened the scoring on nine minutes, Myles Beerman played the ball forward to Jamie Barjonas who switched the play from left to right and picked out Liam Burt breaking into the right side of the Hearts penalty area where he steadied himself before shooting past Kelby Mason. Rangers should have doubled their lead just before the half-hour, Zak Rudden latched on to a loose ball and burst into the penalty area but shot straight at Kelby Mason.

Ten minutes before the break Liam Burt broke forward from the halfway line and his twenty-five yard effort was only just wide of Kelby Mason’s right hand post. Hearts who had shown little in an attacking sense drew level on the stroke of half-time, a free-kick from wide left and midway inside Rangers half was delivered into the box where Russell McLean rose to head past Robbie McCrorie.

Hearts 1 Rangers 1

Rangers were back in front four minutes after the break and the goal came from the penalty spot. Ross Lyon swung in a free-kick from the left hand touchline and David Bates was bundled over inside the box by Kyle Smith  with the referee pointing to the spot, Zak Rudden stepped up to make a competent job from the spot.Rangers continued to have the better of the play but there was only eight minutes remaining when Jamie Barjonas attacked the left hand angle of the penalty box, he passed in side to Josh Jeffries who’s shot was parried by Kelby Mason with Zak Rudden flagged offside as he pounced on the rebound.

With two minutes remaining Hearts passed up a great chance to equalise, Harry Cochrane sent the ball out to Callumn Morrison wide on the right, his cross picked out the unmarked Euan Henderson but he miscued his header and the ball was cleared. Rangers immediately broke to the other end with Josh Jeffries cutting in from the right before forcing Kelby Mason to tip over with a shot from the edge of the box.

Full-Time:- Hearts 1 Rangers 2

Hearts:- Kelby Mason; Chris Hamilton, Kyle Smith (Yves Vladislav), Leon Jones, Aaron Reid; Zidan Akers (Callumn Morrison), Alex Petkov, Lewis Moore; Harry Cochrane; Russell McLean (Andy Irving), Euan Henderson.

Not Used:- Wojceiech Gajda (Gk), Harry Paton.

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie; Ross McCrorie, David Bates, Aidan Wilson, Myles Beerman; Jamie Barjonas; Jordan Gibson (Serge Atakayi 69 mins), Max Ashmore; Liam Burt, Zak Rudden (Amin Abaradan 83 mins), Ross Lyon (Josh Jeffries 77 mins).

Not Used:- Keiran Wright (Gk), Kyle Bradley, Ursene Mouanda, Sam Jamieson.

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