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Disappointing Defeat For 16’s

June 3, 2018

Rangers 0 Dundee United 2

Rangers Under 16’s (2003’s) suffered a defeat at the hands of Dundee United at Auchenhowie this afternoon. To be honest they never looked like wining after going behind early in the game.

The visitors had a great chance in the opening minute when a ball over the top of the Rangers defence sent their striker through on goal but he shot narrowly wide of Jack McConnell’s left hand post. Rangers replied when Cole McKinnon got to the left hand byline and his cutback picked out Alex Lowry whose shot forced the keeper to save low to his right.

Within a minute Dundee United took the lead, the attack came down the right and the United player worked his way along the byline before shooting past Jack McConnell. Rangers then came close on a couple of occasions just before the half hour mark. On the first occasion Adam Devine’s cross from the right was cleared only to Alex Lowry on the edge of the box but he was denied by a fine diving save to the keeper’s left.

In the next attack Matthew Henderson hit the left hand byline and his cross was met on the full volley by Cole McKinnon, the shot was powerful but straight at the keeper. The visitors responded with an attack that started on the right, they worked deep into the penalty area and Jack McConnell was forced to block the shot with his legs to prevent a goal.

Eight minutes before the break United doubled their lead, when the ball was played in to the box from the right a great turn by former Ranger Aaron Bryson created the space for him to poke the ball past Jack McConnell.

Half-Time:-  Rangers 0 Dundee United 2

The second half was tame by comparison with Dundee United comfortably holding their lead. There was seventy minutes on the clock when Leon King’s free-kick on the edge of the box and left of centre forced the keeper to save low to his left. The only other real chance came at the other end with two minutes remaining, the ball was worked from the right to the left hand angle of the box and the shot forced Jack McConnell to stretch and tip over.

Full-Time:- Rangers 0 Dundee United 2

Rangers Squad:- Jack McConnell (Gk), Adam Devine, Leon King, Ben Gordon, Matthew Henderson, Rhys Caves, Robbie Fraser, Alex Lowry, Aaron Lyall, Cole McKinnon, Lewis Robertson, Aiden Berry, Dire Mebude, Trialist.