Development Side Lose To Celtic

Rangers 0 Celtic 1

A Calvin Miller goal on the stroke of half-time separated the sides in today’s Development League game at Murray Park. It was a game of few clear-cut chances but the few in the game were created by the visitors.

After Celtic had the better of the early exchanges without troubling Robbie McCrorie with a couple of efforts from lone range, Rangers created what proved to be their only real chance on ten minutes. Jack Thomson passed the ball forward to Jamie Barjonas who played Liam Burt through the inside left channel, he continued into the box but under pressure from a defender he poked the ball harmlessly wide. Three minutes later Connor McManus strode forward and his shot from the edge of the box had Robbie McCrorie diving to his right to save.

Just before the half-time whistle Theo Archibald gained possession from Robbie McCrorie’s clearance and he sent the ball out to Calvin Miller on the left hand angle of the box , he cut inside before shooting past Robbie McCrorie.

Half-Time:- Rangers 0 Celtic 1

Four minutes after the break from a throw in on the left the ball went to Mark Hill who passed inside to Luke Donnelly who’s shot from the edge of the box was turned wide by Robbie McCrorie low to his right. A couple of minutes later the ball was switched to Tony Ralston on the right, his low cross was collected by Luke Donnelly who stepped inside two defenders before shooting over from the edge of the six yard box.

As the game entered the final quarter-hour Aidan McIlduff broke forward from his own half, he passed across the edge of the box to Luke Donnelly on the right side of the penalty area with Robbie McCrorie coming from his line to make a fine block. With three minutes remaining Calvin Miller and Paul Crossan combined inside the left side of the penalty area, from the latter’s cross a goal seemed certain but Sam Wardrope failed to connect inside the six yard box.

Within a minute a Connor McManus chip from the edge of the box had Robbie McCrorie stretching to tip over.

Full-Time:- Rangers 0 Celtic 1

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie; Ross McCrorie, David Bates, Aidan Wilson, Myles Beerman; Jack Thomson; Jamie Barjonas (Josh Jeffries 70 mins), Billy Gilmour; Liam Burt, Zak Rudden (Amin Abardan 83 mins), Andy Dallas (Serge Atkayi 53 mins).

Not Used:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Jordan Houston, Max Ashmore.

Celtic:- Ross Doohan; Tony Ralston (Sam Wardrope 70 mins), Fiacre Kelleher, Jamie McCart, Aidan McIlduff; Luke Donnelly, Connor McManus, Mark Hill; Theo Archibald (Regan Hendry 89 mins), Jack Aitchison (Paul Crossan 73 mins), Calvin Miller.

Not Used:- Aidan McAdams (Gk), Wallace Duffy, Josh Kerr, Michael Johnston.

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