Defeat For 20’s

Celtic 4 Rangers 0

A young Rangers side were up against it after losing two goals in the opening quarter-hour and never really looked like getting back into the game.

Celtic took the lead on eight minutes, Sam Wardrop broke down the right and when he crossed into the box Kyle Bradley failed to get any distance on his clearing header and Regan Hendry volleyed past Robbie McCrorie. Six minutes later Celtic grabbed a second, Regan Hendry played the ball out to Calvin Miller on the left and when he crossed into the box Kyle Bradley’s attempted clearance flew past Robbie McCrorie for an own goal.

Things were to get worse just after the half-hour when Celtic scored again, Calvin Miller crossed from the right and Regan Hendry had time and space inside the penalty area to turn and shoot past Robbie McCrorie. Five minutes before the break Mikael Johnston fired in a free-kick from just outside the left side of the box and the ball rebound from the crossbar.

Rangers had shown little in attack up till now but when Max Ashmore fed Jamie Barjonas his twenty-five yarder had Logan Bailly diving to his right to save. The last chance of the first half came when a throw in on the right from Sam Wardrop was volleyed by Regan Hendry and Robbie McCrorie saved at the near post.

Half-Time:- Celtic 3 Rangers 0

The second half was only a couple of minutes old when Robbie McCrorie and Jordan Houston collided when going for a ball inside the left side of the penalty area, with the ball going loose Calvin Miller was pulled over by the Rangers keeper and Regan Hendry converted the spot-kick. Midway through the half Billy Gilmour passed to Serge Atakayi and his effort from fully thirty yards had Logan Bailly stretching to turn the ball over.

As the game entered the final quarter-hour Calvin Miller moved the ball in from the left to Jack Aitchison who passed to Michael Johnston inside the right side of the penalty area, he cut inside Scott Gray but was denied when Robbie McCrorie blocked with his legs.

Full-Time:- Celtic 4 Rangers 0

Celtic:- Logan Bailly; Sam Wardrop, Fiacre Kelleher, Josh Kerr, Tony Ralston (Aidan McIlduff 65 mins); Mark Hill, Kerr McInroy; Michael Johnston, Regan Hendry, Calvin Miller (Ewan Henderson 84 mins); Jack Aitchison.

Not Used:- Ross Doohan (Gk), Daniel Church, Wallace Duffy, Broque Watson.

Rangers:- Robbie McCrorie; Jordan Hoiston (Scott Gray 47 mins), Jason Krones, Kyle Bradley, Ross Lyon; Max Ashmore; Jamie Barjonas, Liam Burt (Jordan Gibson 79 mins); Serge Atakayi, Michael O’Halloran (Billy Gilmour 61 mins), Zak Rudden.

Not Used:- Kieran Wright (Gk), Lewis Mayo, Amin Abaradan, Andy Dallas.

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