Youth Win Over Aberdeen

Rangers 1 Aberdeen 0

Today’s game was listed as an U16’s game but with 16/17’s being a dual age group it was really to give game time to those players that didn’t start at the weekend. The starting lineup consisted of five 2001’s and six 2002’s. Rangers pretty much controlled the game but it took a solitary goal from Gregor Woods to secure the win.

Rangers first threatened on the quarter-hour mark, Niyah Joseph on the right passed inside to Kieran McKechnie who shot from the edge of the box which the ‘Dons keeper save comfortably. At the midpoint of the half Kieran McKechnie went past a defender on the right hand angle of the box and his effort forced a save from the keeper low to his right.

With the half-hour mark approaching Darren Watterson and Matty Yates combined on the left with the latter cutting inside before going for goal that  the keeper stretched to tip over. Ben Williamson’s pass found Niyah Joseph inside the box ten minutes before the break but he screwed his shot wide of the keeper’s right hand post.

The last chance of the half came from a free-kick just left of centre and Ben Williamson’s strike was saved low at his right hand post by the keeper.

Half-Time:- Rangers 0 Aberdeen 0

Rangers first effort of the half came seven minutes after the break, Kieran McKechnie passed inside from the right and Ben Williamson’s twenty-five yarder was just too high. The breakthrough came just before the hour mark, Matty Yates picked out Gregor Woods run into the right side of the box with a ball over the top of the Aberdeen defence and the midfielder took a touch before shooting across the keeper and into the far corner.

Rangers continued to have the bulk of the play but the game was played out with neither keeper being unduly troubled.

Full-Time:- Rangers 1 Aberdeen 0

Rangers:- Lewis Budinauckas; Ryan Muir, Ally Monro, Jay Mack, Darren Watterson; Ben Williamson; Ross Young, Gregor Woods; Kieran McKechnie, Niyah Joseph, Matty Yates.

Subs All Used:- Jay Hogarth (Gk), Trialist, John Balde, Callum Biggar.

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