Archive for November, 2021

Colts Hit Five

November 20, 2021

Rangers 5 Broomhill FC 1

Rangers Colts put five past Broomhill FC at Dumbarton this afternoon and in all honesty it could easily have been double that.

Rangers dominated the early play but there was fourteen minutes on the clock before the Broomhill goal was seriously threatened, Alex Lowry provided the pass inside Jordan Duncan to release Cole McKinnon who’s shot from inside the right side of the penalty area was pushed behind his near post by Jamie Smith. Three minutes later Rangers took the lead with a superb goal, Alex Lowry picked out Robbie Fraser wide on the left and a great first touch took him clear to cross from the byline and Tony Weston arrived to fire past the keeper.

Within a couple of minutes Rangers doubled their lead, a short corner on the right was played to Charlie McCann on the right hand angle of the box and he stepped forward to fire a shot into the net. Six minutes before the break Robbie Fraser passed inside to Alex Lowry and his first time pass saw a bit of hesitancy in the Broomhill defence which Ross McCausland pounced on inside the left side of the box but he was denied by Jamie Smith.

Two minutes later the visitors reduced the deficit, a corner from the right broke to Jack McCalman who laid it back to Findlay Gray who found the net from around twelve yards. There was still time time for a sensational Alex Lowry pass to send Adam Devine clear, he continued into the box with Jamie Smith advancing from his line to block with his legs.

Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Broomhill FC 1

Charlie McCann was the provider of the first chance of the second half with a pass to Ross McCausland inside the right side of the penalty area and he forced a save from Jamie Smith. The next threat to the Broomhill goal came from their own player, Robbie Fraser’s corner from the right saw Reagan O’Sullivan slice his attempted clearance and the ball clipped the crossbar on the way over.

Within sixty seconds Rangers scored a third, Cole McKinnon providing a cross from the right for Kyle McClelland to power a header past the keeper at the back post. Lewis Budinauckas was then called into action, stretching to clay away Justin Devenney’s free-kick from the right.

Rangers response was to score a fourth barely sixty second later, Alex Lowry intercepted a poor pass from Jack McCalman inside the penalty area, hit the left hand byline before picking out Charlie McCann for a simple finish. Number five soon followed and again it was a disaster for Jack McCalman, his pass back being intercepted by Tony Weston who calmly slotted the ball past Jamie Smith.

With five minutes remaining Charlie McCann exchanged passes with Kane Ritchie-Hosler to break into the right side of the box, he tried to beat Jamie Smith from a very tight angle but the keeper stood up to make the block. Jamie Smith then produced the save of the match to deny Rangers a sixth, Leon King’s pass picked out Tony Weston inside the right side of the penalty area, he stepped inside a defender and his net bound shot was turned wide of his left hand post by the diving keeper.

Full-Time:- Rangers 5 Broomhill FC 1

Rangers:- Lewis Budinauckas; Adam Devine, Kyle McClelland (Lewis MacKinnon 64 mins), Leon King, Robbie Fraser (Kane Ritchie-Hosler 70 mins; Murray Miller; Cole McKinnon, Charlie McCann; Ross McCausland, Tony Weston, Alex Lowry (Juan Alegria 70 mins).

Not Used:- Jay Hogarth (Gk), Chris McKee, Arron Lyall, Darren McInally.

Broomhill FC:- Jamie Smith; Lewis Crawford (Scott Cusick 80 mins), Tony Coutts, Jack McCalman, Reagan O’Sullivan, Adam Moss (Andy Monk 60 mins); Jordan Duncan, Ryan Sinnamon, Justin Devenney (Shea Scally 70 mins), Mark Lamont; Findlay Gray.

Not Used:- Marc Smith, Michael Dunlop, Patrick Moy, Kyle King.

18’s In Control Against Celtic

November 19, 2021

Celtic 1 Rangers 2

Rangers Under 18’s produced arguably their best performance of the season to comfortably beat Celtic at The Excelsior Stadium this afternoon. Coming from behind they got their heads in front just before the break and never looked like losing that lead.

Rangers started brightly but it was Celtic who had the first serious effort on goal, Rocco Vata in possession on the right passed inside to Ben Summers who stepped inside a defender onto his right foot and shot narrowly over. Rangers reply saw Mackenzie Strachan’s corner from the left headed up in the air by a Celtic defender, Greig Allen headed goalwards forcing Joe Morrison to push the ball wide of his right hand post. From that second corner again taken by Mackenzie Strachan, Greig Allen headed narrowly over.

Just before the quarter hour mark a good passing move ended with Charlie Lindsay passing to Leyton Dunlop and his shot from the edge of the box saw Joe Morrison tip over. The home side took the lead on eighteen minutes, Magnus MacKenzie and Ben Summers combined on the left and the latter’s cross found its way to Rocco Vata at the the back post, his shot was weak but somehow found the net just inside Jack McConnell’s right hand post.

Midway through the half Rory Wilson picked up a loose ball and as he made his way along the edge of the box it broke for James Graham who shot narrowly over. We didn’t have long to wait for Rangers equaliser which arrived on twenty-six minutes, when the ball was played forward from defence two first times passes from Rory Wilson and Robbie Ure freed James Graham to enter the box and shoot past Joe Morrison.

Beyond the half hour Rory Wilson chased a Mackenzie Strachan pass and rounded Joe Morrison,  his chip from the right hand byline was headed clear in front of goal. Four minutes before the break Robbie Ure picked up the ball on the left and attacked the left hand angle of the box forcing a save from Joe Morrison at his near post.

Rangers took the lead on the stroke of half-time with a superb finish from Rory Wilson, Charlie Lindsay went past a defender into the right side of the penalty area, when he took on a second defender the ball broke for the Rangers striker to volley past Joe Morrison low to his right.

Half-Time:- Celtic 1 Rangers 2

The first effort on goal came from Rangers five minutes after the break, Charlie Lindsay breaking into the penalty area, his shot was straight at Joe Morrison who gathered at the second attempt. Celtic hadn’t seriously threatened Rangers goal since scoring, but Mitchell Robertson got a free header from a Mackenzie Carse corner from the right but it was straight at Jack McConnell who saved easily.

There was little in the way of goalmouth action until the game was inside the final quarter hour, Mackenzie Strachan swung in a free-kick from the right which broke to Greig Allen and it took a last ditch block to deflect the ball over.

With four minutes remaining we had a bizarre and puzzling incident, Rangers appeared to be making their fourth substitution, replacing Kyle Semple with Kelsey Ewan. The referee deemed he was wasting time leaving the field and showed him a second yellow and subsequent red card. It would seem the substitution would not take place and Rangers would finish with ten men. After a discussion with the linesman the change didn’t take place but Kyle Semple remained on the pitch.

I believe the explanation is as follows. Although five substitutes are allowed in the Under 18 League they have to take place in three breaks in play. Rangers already used three breaks in play for their previous three substitutions. Therefore the referee should have advised Rangers of this when they tried to make a fourth change and by definition Kyle Semple couldn’t be wasting time.

The final chance came for Rangers deep into injury time, Robbie Ure raced into the left side of the penalty area and tried to dink the ball over Joe Morrison, it was cleared to the edge of the box and with the keeper away from his goal Darren McInally shot just wide of the keeper’s left hand post.

Full-Time:- Celtic 1 Rangers 2

Celtic:- Joe Morrison; Benny Jackson Luyeye, Evan Easton, Mitchell Robertson, Magnus MacKenzie; Frankie Deane (Corey Thomson 57 mins), Mackenzie Carse; Tsoanelo Letsosa; Rocco Vata (Lewis Dobbie 73 mins), Adam Brooks (Caleb Goldie 80 mins), Ben Summers.

Not Used:- Kai McLean (Gk), Danny Kelly, Louis Mosson, Jude Bonnar.

Rangers:- Jack McConnell; Zak McKay, Greig Allen, Connor Allan, Kyle Semple; Leyton Dunlop; Mackenzie Strachan, Charlie Lindsay (Darren McInally 73 mins); Rory Wilson (Tyler Pasnik 66 mins), Robbie Ure, James Graham (Jack Roberts 57 mins)

Not Used:- Jacob Pazikas (Gk), Kristian Webster, Kelsey Ewan, Ryan Duncan.

18’s Defeat Pointless Accies

November 16, 2021

Rangers 2 Hamilton Accies 0

Rangers Under 18’s recorded an unconvincing win over a Hamilton Accies side who have yet to win a league point after nine games. The opening goal came against the run of play and the added a second on the stroke of half-time, Rangers improved after the break but failed to add to their tally.

The first chance of the game came for the visitors on seven minutes, Gabriel Forsyth got a head to a Rangers clearance and it presented a chance for Myles Gaffney on the edge of the box but he shot wide of Jacob Pazikas’s left hand post. With the midpoint of the half approaching Adam McGowan’s cross from the left bounced awkwardly in front of Jacob Pazikas and came off his chest but the keeper reacted to block Luke Miekle’s effort from the rebound.

A poor clearance from Jacob Pazikas went straight to Adam McGowan and with the keeper out of his goal it took Greig Allen’s positional sense to get back on the goal line to clear the  ball. Rangers then took the lead with their first dangerous attack, Kyle Semple’s throw in sent Robbie Ure down the left, he turned a defender on the byline and picked out Darren McInally, Jack Main blocked his initial effort at point blank range but the midfielder knocked home the rebound.

Rangers the added a second just before the break, Robbie Ure in possession on the left found Tyler Pasnik inside the left side of the penalty area and he unselfishly rolled the ball across the box for Rory Wilson to shoot past the keeper.

Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Hamilton Accies 0

The start of the second half was pretty uneventful until Hamilton got a free kick just after the hour and from the twenty-five yard shot Jacob Pazikas had to get down to his left to turn the ball wide. Rangers reply saw Ryan Duncan’s reverse pass release James Graham inside the right side of the box with Jack Main coming from his line to block with his legs.

With a quarter hour remaining James Graham broke into the right side of the penalty area, cut inside a defender but was denied when Jack Main blocked his shot with an out stretched foot. A superb Jack Roberts pass from just inside his own half sent James Graham clear with two minutes remaining, he advanced into the left side of the box but shot wide of the far post.

Full-Time:- Rangers 2 Hamilton Accies 0

Rangers:- Jacob Pazikas; Zak McKay, Greig Allen (Kelsey Ewan HT), Connor Allan, Kyle Semple (Jamie Newton 74 mins); Leyton Dunlop; Darren McInally (Ryan Duncan HT), Mackenzie Strachan; Rory Wilson, Robbie Ure (Jack Roberts 65), Tyler Pasnik (James Graham 57 mins).

Not Used:- Jack McConnell (Gk), Harley Ewan.

Hamilton Accies:- Jack Main; Brady Craig, Arron Preston, Ben Ferguson (Chris Neeson 73mins), Chris McGinn; Reece Murray, Gabriel Forsyth (Lewis Latona 64mins); Luke Meikle (Sam Nicholson 64 mins), Paddy Meechan, Adam McGowan; Myles Gaffney.

Colts Rue Missed Chances

November 13, 2021

Dalbeattie Star 2 Rangers 0

It was another disappointing day for Rangers Colts as they went down to Dalbeattie Star at Islecroft Stadium this afternoon. The Ibrox youngster had plenty of chances, especially in the first half but some great defending and slack finishing saw them pay the price.

The first real chance came on eighteen minutes when Ross McCausland cut the ball back from the left hand byline to Juan Alegria who shot just wide of the far post. Eight minutes later Tony Weston broke into the left side of the box but under pressure from a defender he could only poke the ball straight at Daryl Smith.

In the next attack Juan Alegria passed to Ross McCausland on the right, he broke into the penalty area but his effort was deflected behind for a corner. A minute later the home side took the lead, a long ball and flick on released Dylan Cairnie who cut inside a defender before shooting past Arron Cervantes.

Rangers responded when Ross McCausland hit the right hand byline before picking out Chris McCann but once again a defender made the block. From Robbie Fraser’s corner from the right Lewis MacKinnon’s header was cleared in front of the goal. Just before the break a great move saw the ball moved to Robbie Fraser on the left, his cross was headed down by Juan Alegria at the far post for Kane Ritchie-Hosler to strike  but he saw a defender clear his shot from the goal line.

Half-Time:- Dalbeattie Star 1 Rangers 0

Rangers first real threat of the second half came from a twenty-five yard Robbie Fraser free kick that was hit low past the wall but Daryl Smith saved comfortably. Rangers looked sure to draw level on sixty four minutes when Charlie Lindsay picked out Ross McCausland inside the left side of the box, his shot beat the keeper but Jack Dickinson got back on the line to make r a brilliant headed clearance.

With ten minutes remaining and following a Dalbeattie Star corner from the left the referee spotted an infringement and pointed to the penalty spot with Dean Brotherston converting. With three minutes remaining Dalbeattie’s Steven Degnan was shown a second yellow and subsequent red card for a trip on Robbie Fraser.

Rangers had a great chance in the final action of the game, Charlie McCann’s pass freed Arron Lyall inside the right side of the penalty area but Daryl Smith advanced from his line to make the block.

Full-Time:- Dalbeattie Star 2 Rangers 0

Dalbeattie Star:- Daryl Smith; Dean Brotherston, Liam Douglas, Jack Dickinson, Ryan Muir; Lewis Todd (Calvin Cowie 73 mins), Dom McMahon; Dan Orsi (Russell Currie 85 mins), Lewis Sloan (Liam Park 73 mins), Dylan Cairnie; Steven Degnan.

Not Used:- Connor Graham, Harry Emerson, Connor Potts.

Rangers:- Arron Cervantes; Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Lewis MacKinnon, Greig Allen, Robbie Fraser; Murray Miller; Charlie McCann, Charlie Lindsay; Ross McCausland, Juan Alegria (Chris McKee 63 mins), Tony Weston (Arron Lyall 74 mins)

Not Used:- Lewis Budinauckas (Gk), Zak McKay, James Graham, Jack Roberts.

Revenge For Under 18’s

November 12, 2021

Rangers 4 Kilmarnock 0

Following last week’s disappointing defeat at Rugby Park Rangers Under 18’s put four past the same opposition without reply, it was a comfortable win which could have been by a higher margin.

The first chance came on nine minutes, Kyle Semple’s header sending Tyler Pasnik down the left, he passed inside to Robbie Ure who shot wide of the far post. Two minutes later the ball was played to Robbie Ure on the edge of the box, he held off a defender and the keeper was a bit fortunate to see the ball go wide of his left hand post at the ball squirmed under him.

Just after the midpoint of the half Mackenzie Strachan’s corner from the right was headed clear to the left hand angle of the box where Tyler Pasnik’s shot was gathered by the keeper at the second attempt. Rangers took the lead a couple of minutes later, Tyler Pasnik won possession in midfield and passed to Darren McInally, his through ball sent Rory Wilson through into the penalty area to dink the ball past the advancing keeper.

Half-Time:- Rangers 1 Kilmarnock 0

Three minutes after the break Robbie Ure’s solo effort took him past two defenders and into the box, his shot was blocked and in the scramble the ball found its way to Mackenzie Strachan inside the left side of the penalty area and he saw his shot saved. Killie had shown little in the way of an attacking force but a long throw in from the right and a flick on saw the ball prodded just wide of the near post.

With the half’s midpoint approaching Robbie Ure won the ball inside the Kilmarnock half and passed to Tyler Pasnik who’s twenty five yarder was just wide of the keeper’s left hand post. Within two minutes Rangers double their lead, Leyton Dunlop swung in a free-kick from the right hand angle of the box, the ball evaded everyone and found the net at the far post.

With thirteen minutes remaining Mackenzie Strachan’s corner from the right saw the visitor’s defence struggle to clear and when the ball found its way to the back post Robbie Ure was on hand to net from close range. From Mackenzie Strachan’s next corner from the right was flicked on at the near post by Robbie Ure and found Connor Allan arriving at the back post who volleyed against the crossbar.

Rangers added a fourth with five minutes remaining, James Graham picking up a loose ball and beating the keeper from the edge of the box. Kilmarnock had the last effort of the game, another long throw on the right and another flick on, this time a volley which Jack McConnell saved.

Full-Time:- Rangers 4 Kilmarnock 0

Rangers:- Jack McConnell; Kelsey Ewan, Connor Allan, Kristian Webster, Kyle Semple (Jamie Newton 80 mins); Leyton Dunlop; Darren McInally (Ryan Duncan 51 mins), Mackenzie Strachan; Rory Wilson (James Graham 68 mins), Robbie Ure (Zak Queen 80 mins), Tyler Pasnik (Jack Roberts 75 mins).

Not Used:- Scott Cowie (Gk), Zander Hutton.

Injury Time Winner For Colts

November 10, 2021

Cumbernauld Colts 2 Rangers 3

Lewis MacKinnon’s volley deep into injury time gave Rangers Colts a deserved three points against Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood tonight. The Ibrox youngsters missed a host of chances during the ninety minutes.

With four players on international duty with Scotland’s Under 19’s there were a few changes to the lineup from Saturday at Bo’ness.

In the third minute Shaun Brown’s in swinging corner from the right forced Lewis Budinauckas to touch the ball onto the crossbar and Lewis MacKinnon knocked it behind for a corner. Rangers reply saw Charlie Lindsay break forward on the inside left channel, he passed inside to Ross McCausland and his shot was only just wide of Alex Marshall’s right hand post.

Rangers missed a great opportunity to take the lead on ten minutes, the move started with Murray Miller who played the ball forward to Charlie McCann, he found Jack Harkness overlapping on the right and from his low cross Robbie Ure shot over. Rangers took the lead on the quarter hour mark,  Tony Weston latched on to a short pass back to knock the ball past Alex Marshall.

Midway through the half Tony Weston played the ball forward to Jack Harkness on the right, his cross picked out Robbie Ure but his header was weak and Alex Marshall saved easily. With the half hour approaching Robbie Fraser’s ball over the defence found Tony Weston inside the left side of the penalty area and a great first touch created a shooting chance but he shot wide of the near post.

The next chance came when a brilliant Ross McCausland flick sent Charlie McCann breaking into the right side of the box, he passed to Robbie Ure, who tried to chip the keeper it appeared he  touched the ball over but the referee awarded a goal kick. The home side came close before the break from a free-kick wide of the left, Dominic McLaughlin volleying over. There was still time for Lewis MacKinnon to volley goalward from Robbie Fraser’s free-kick from the right but it was straight at Alex Marshall.

Half-Time:- Cumbernauld Colts 0 Rangers 1

The sides were level six minutes into the second half, Dominic McLaren finding the net with a glancing header from Stephen O’Neill’s corner from the left. Five minutes later an individual effort from Robbie Ure saw him go past a defender on the left hand angle of the box before shooting just wide of the near post.

Rangers fell behind in the seventieth minute, a long ball over Rangers defence saw Lewis Budinauckas converge with Greig Allen as he raced from his penalty area, neither dealt with the danger and Shaun Brown was left with a simple finish into the empty net. The Ibrox youngsters got back on level terms five minutes later, Kane Ritchie-Hosler passed to Tony Weston inside the box and a great touch and turn allowed him to shoot past the keeper.

Rangers were pushing for a winner and Juan Alegria released Charlie McCann inside the right side of the penalty area with Alex Marshall saving low to his right. There was thirteen minutes remaining when Rangers missed a great chance, Charlie Lindsay played the ball forward to Ross McCausland who attacked the penalty area, he picked out Juan Alegria inside the left side of the box but from a good position he blazed over.

With ten minutes remaining Robbie Fraser’s corner from the right bounced across the six yard box but Greig Allen could only nod wide at the back post. Deep into injury time Charlie McCann sent a free-kick from the halfway line into the box, Juan Alegria’s flick on had the home defence struggling to clear and the ball eventually broke for Lewis MacKinnon to volley past the keeper from just inside the penalty area.

Full-Time:- Cumbernauld Colts 2 Rangers 3

Cumbernauld Colts:- Alex Marshall; Dominic McLaughlin, Dominic McLaren, Dominic Slattery, Cameron Dickson; Stephen O’Neill, Lee Whitmore (Daniel Hatfield 86 mins), Graeme Holmes, Shaun Brown; Sean Winter (Ewan McPherson 73 mins), Owen Andrew.

Not Used:- Reece Murdoch (Gk), Richard Kirwan, Drew McCann, Aiden Laverty.

Rangers:- Lewis Budinauckas; Jack Harkness (Kane Ritchie-Hosler 52 mins), Lewis MacKinnon, Greig Allen, Robbie Fraser; Murray Miller, Charlie McCann, Charlie Lindsay, Ross McCausland, Robbie Ure (Juan Alegria 58 mins), Tony Weston.

Not Used:-Arron Cervantes (Gk), Connor Allan, Mackenzie Strachan, Arron Lyall

Colts Lose At Bo’ness

November 6, 2021

Bo’ness United 1 Rangers 0

It was another disappointing performance from a Rangers side as they lost their Lowland League game at Newtown Park this afternoon. The windy conditions made it difficult for both sides with chances at a premium, but in truth Rangers only really had one clear opportunity.

The first real opportunity came for the home side just after the quarter hour mark, Gregor Nicol cut in from the right past two Rangers players and exchanged passes with Reiss Peggie before setting up a shooting chance for Kyle Wilson inside the left side of the penalty area which Jay Hogarth saved comfortably at his near post. Rangers looked sure to take the lead midway through the half, Alex Lowry’s pass sent Juan Alegria clear and the big striker looked to have done everything right as he rounded Andy Murphy and knocked the ball towards the goal until Greg Skinner got back to make a brilliant goal line clearance.

On thirty three minutes the impressive Gregor  Nicol got to the left hand byline and his cross was headed narrowly over by Kyle Wilson. Rangers reply saw Adam Devine attack on the right and his ball across the penalty area was fired over by Alex Lowry at the back post. 

The home side took the lead on the stroke of half-time, Danny Galbraith’s corner from the right saw Murray Carstairs stoop at the near post and his flick on header found the net.

Half-Time:- Bo’ness United 1 Rangers 0

With the wind at their backs the pattern of the second half saw Rangers dominate possession but fail to create much in the way of goalmouth action. Bo’ness were content to sit in and when they did break forward Rangers dealt with it comfortably. The best chance of the half came with the final quarter hour approaching, Robbie Fraser’s corner from the left has headed wide at the back post by Cole McKinnon.

Full-Time:- Bo’ness United 1 Rangers 0

Bo’ness United:- Andy Murphy; Nick Locke, Greg Skinner, Murray Carstairs, Devon Jacobs; Danny Galbraith, Michael Gemmell, Reiss Peggie; Gregor Nicol, Kieran Anderson (Matty Flynn 70 mins), Kyle Wilson.

Not Used:- Ryan Stevenson, Lewis Hawkins, Keir Macauley, Kyle Johnston.

Rangers:- Jay Hogarth; Adam Devine, Lewis MacKinnon, Greig Allen, Robbie Fraser; Charlie McCann; Cole McKinnon, Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Charlie Lindsay 71 mins); Ross McCausland (Arron Lyall 80 mins), Juan Alegria, Alex Lowry (Tony Weston 57 mins).

Not Used:- Lewis Budinauckas (Gk), Jack Harkness, Murray Miller, Robbie Ure.

Poor Day For Under 18’s

November 5, 2021

Kilmarnock 4 Rangers 3

A penalty miss and a poor performance, especially defensively saw Rangers Under 18’s lose to a Kilmarnock side that played the final quarter hour with ten men.

Yet the young Rangers side got off to the perfect start taking the lead after two minutes, Robbie Ure’s pass released Rory Wilson to break into the penalty area, his shot crashed off the keeper’s right hand post but Jack Harkness followed up to fire the ball into the roof of the net with a controlled finish. The sides were level within five minutes, the Rangers defence failed to deal with a long throw from the right into the penalty area and the ball eventually fell for Kian Leslie to prod that ball past Jack McConnell.

There was eleven minutes on the clock when the home side took the lead, David Watson’s pass sent Max Conway attacking down the right, again the Rangers defence failed to deal with the ball into the penalty area and Aiden McAuley shot high past the keeper. The game still hadn’t reached the twenty minute mark when Killie really should have extended their lead, Jamie Kirkpatrick’s pass sent Max Conway clear to race into the right side of the box, his shot seemed destined for the net but bounced off the inside of Jack McConnell’s right hand post and clear.

The Rangers keeper was called into action within two minutes saving at his near post from Kian Leslie when the winger got a shot away from inside the left side of the penalty area. Rangers drew level from the penalty spot just before the half hour mark, Mackenzie Strachan passed to Jack Harkness who cut into the penalty area, past two defenders before being tripped, Rory Wilson stepped up to convert from the spot.

In Rangers next attack Robbie Ure nutmegged a defender to break into the left side of the box before being clearly pulled back for a second penalty. This time Rory Wilson was much too casual and his attempted “Panenka” was easily saved by George O’Connor.  On the stroke of half time Rangers took the lead, Tyler Pasnik cut in from the right, he went past to defenders and when his shot was blocked the ball broke to Robbie Ure who shot high into the net.

Half-Time:- Kilmarnock 2 Rangers 3

Rangers had the first real chance after the break with Tyler Pasnik sending Robbie Ure through on goal but his chip over the keeper was just too high. Kilmarnock capitalised by drawing level five minutes later, a quick throw in allowed Aiden  McAuley to break down the right and his cross was knocked past the keeper with a fine improvised finish from Jamie Kirkpatrick.

With a quarter hour remaining Leyton Dunlop charged down an attempted clearance and the ball broke for Rory Wilson who was through on goal, the striker was taken out by a Lyall Holding challenge and the Kilmarnock defender was shown a straight red card. Yet three minutes later it was the ten men of Killie who took the lead, when the ball was played into Rangers penalty area Aaron Brown sidestepped two defenders inside the box before slotting the ball past Jack McConnell.

Rangers only real threat after that came when Kelsey Ewan rose to head a Mackenzie Strachan corner from the right narrowly over.

Full-Time:- Kilmarnock 4 Rangers 3

Kilmarnock:- George O’Connor, Kirk McKnight, Lyall Holding, Sean Clark, Rob Miller, David Watson, Max Conway (Cameron Mulvanny), Aiden McAuley (Bobby Wales), Harvey Gilmour (Joe Spencer), Kian Leslie ( ????? McLean), Jamie Kirkpatrick (Aaron Brown)

Rangers:- Jack McConnell; Jack Harkness (Zak McKay 59 mins), Kelsey Ewan, Harley Ewan, Kyle Semple; Leyton Dunlop; Connor Allan, Mackenzie Strachan; Tyler Pasnik, Rory Wilson, Robbie Ure (Darren McInally 59 mins).

Not Used:- Scott Cowie (Gk), Kristian Webster, Ryan Duncan, Zak Queen, Jack Roberts.