Archive for December, 2021

Colts Break Vale’s Resistance

December 28, 2021

Vale of Leithen 0 Rangers 6

Only four players were in Rangers starting lineup that started the home fixture against the visitors in August, but that was four more than started for Vale of Leithen in that fixture. Fielding a different starting eleven with only substitute Matteo Crolla was retained in the squad from that previous game.

The home side defended stoutly and a spirited performance saw them hold out for half an hour and they restricted Rangers to a single goal at the break. The second half was a different matter with the young Rangers side adding a further five goals.

Rangers first effort came on eight minutes, Arron Lyall took on three defenders on the right, his pass across the eighteen yard box was dummied by Alex Lowry allowing Robbie Fraser to fire just over from the edge of the box. The home side were barely in Rangers half but on twenty minutes Mark Deya had a shooting chance inside the right side of Rangers penalty area but shot wide of the far post.

Five minutes later Arron Lyall’s run took him inside the right side of the box and his shot from a tight angle was saved by Chris Peden. In Rangers next Rangers attack Robbie Ure chased a Robbie Fraser inside the left side of the penalty area with Chris Peden saving bravely at the striker’s feet.

The breakthrough came barely sixty seconds later, Arron Lyall on the right passed inside to Alex Lowry and from the left hand angle he shot across the keeper into the far corner. A goalmouth scramble ensued in Rangers next attack and when the ball broke to Tony Weston  keeper Chris Peden blocked his shot with his foot.

Five minutes before the break Arron Lyall exchanged passes with Robbie Ure as he broke into the right side of the box but fired into the side netting.

Half-Time:- Vale of Leithen 0 Rangers 1

Rangers missed a great chance five minutes after the break, Kane Ritchie-Hosler hit the right hand byline and fired the ball across goal but Tony Weston knocked the ball over from close range. The second goal followed less than five minutes later, Murray Miller passed to Robbie Fraser on the left and from the byline he picked out Robbie Ure who fired past the keeper.

Within a couple of minutes Chris Peden was beaten from Alex Lowry’s twenty-five yard, and left of centre free-kick but the ball bounced off the crossbar. Rangers now looked like scoring with every attack and duly did with their next on fifty-seven minutes, Arron Lyall passed to Robbie Ure inside the right side of the box and he turned a defender twice before shooting across the keeper into the far corner.

Rangers fourth goal followed eight minutes later and it was a Tony Weston solo effort going past two defenders as he entered the left side of the penalty area and shot into the far corner. Rangers next attack did not result in a goal thanks to a fine Chris Peden save, Arron Lyall provided the pass to Cole McKinnon inside the right side of the box but he was denied by the keeper diving to his right.

With a quarter hour remaining Rangers scored a fifth, Kane Ritchie-Hosler beating the keeper from inisde the right side of the box with the aid of a deflection. The sixth goal came five minutes later, Cole McKinnon receiving a pass and beating Chris Peden from around twenty five yards.

There was still time for a spectacular Tyler Pasnik effort which crashed of the crossbar, Cole McKinnon provided the cross from the right and Tyler’s overhead kick beat the keeper but came back off the crossbar.

Full-Time:- Vale of Leithen 0 Rangers 6

Vale Of Leithen:- Chris Peden; Aidan McFarlane, Ryan Ferguson, Andrew Mackay; Rhys Anderson, Daniel Deya, Michael Robertson, Sami El Yemani (Luke Cormack HT), Michael Joyce; Mark Deya, Lewis Grahame (Matteo Crolla 66 mins).

Not Used:- Ben Brady.

Rangers:- Jay Hogarth; Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Connor Allan, Leon King, Robbie Fraser; Murray Miller (Mackenzie Strachan 66 mins); Cole McKinnon, Alex Lowry, Arron Lyall (Leyton Dunlop 78 mins), Robbie Ure, Tony Weston (Tyler Pasnik 78 mins)

Not Used:- Lewis Budinauckas (Gk), Darren McInally.

Two Hat Tricks For Colts

December 19, 2021

Rangers 8 Edinburgh University 2

Charlie McCann and Tony Weston both recorded hat-tricks in what proved ultimately to be a comfortable win for Rangers Colts at Dumbarton this afternoon. The margin of victory was probably a bit harsh on the students considering the number of chances they created over the ninety minutes.

Rangers took the lead on six minutes when Adam Devine broke on the right, his ball into the box saw Kane Ritchie-Hosler’s shot blocked but the ball broke to Tony Weston at the back post to shoot past the keeper. Rangers doubled their lead two minutes later, Kane Ritchie-Hosler being the provider with the pass to free Chris McKee to shoot past Jaques Hegarty.

A further two minutes had passed when Rangers had the ball in the net again, Adam Devine got to the right hand byline his cutback picked out Charlie McCann, Jacques Hegarty parried the shot to Adam Devine who knocked the ball into the net but was flagged offside. The visitors then showed they could be a threat, good play saw them move the ball across the edge of the penalty area from right to Max Condie on the left hand angle of the box and his shot forced Jay Hogarth to turn the ball wide of his right hand post.

Rangers next chance came just before the twenty minute mark, Adam Devine’s volleyed cross from the right found Tony Weston at the back post with Jacques Hegarty making the save. Rangers third goal was only delayed a few minutes, Chris McKee laying the ball back to Charlie McCann on the edge of the box, Jaques Hegarty seemed to have the shot covered but an awkward bounce beat the keeper’s dive.

The next chance came for the visitors, Patrick Baird in possession on the right hand byline cut the ball back for Innes Lawson who saw his shot blocked. On the half hour mark Luke Murray broke into the right side of Rangers penalty area and his ball across the six yard box only just evaded the sliding Robbie Sinclair.

A couple of minutes later Alex Bannon tested Jay Hogarth with a shot from the edge of the box and left of centre that the keeper saved diving to his right. The Uni side really should have scored six minutes before the break, Max Condie providing the cross from the left hand byline, Patrick Baird knocking it wide of the far post when he seemed certain to score.

It was the visitors who missed another gilt edged chance just before the break when Innes Lawson was through on Jay Hogarth after exchanging passes with Patrick Baird on the edge of the box but shot wide of the keeper’s left hand post.

Half-Time:- Rangers 3 Edinburgh University 0

The visitor’s continued where they left off at the end of the first half by creating and this time taking their next chance, substitute Isaac Watson providing the cross from the right for Ross McGuire to volley past Jay Hogarth at the back post. With the hour mark approaching Arron Lyall attacked the box and his reverse pass frees Chris McKee and from a tight angle he shoots at the keeper.

Rangers fourth goal arrived on the hour from a Charlie McCann free-kick from the left side of the box, his shot going straight through the defensive wall and beating the keeper at the near post. The next chance was another for Innes Lawson at the other end, from a cutback on the left he was denied by a Leon King block at the expense of a corner.

Rangers capitalised on that left off by scoring a fifth, Robbie Fraser was the creator on the left, picking out Charlie McCann who’s shot beat the keeper with the aid of a slight deflection. A sixth soon followed  when Chris McKee passed to Tony Weston inside the right side of the penalty area and he shot high past the keeper.

Credit to the University side as the next goal two minutes later came for them, Innes Lawson was impeded by Lewis MacKinnon and the referee pointed to the spot, he then stepped up to convert the penalty. Rangers reply was to score a seventh goal, Robbie Ure scoring from inside the right side of the penalty area.

The scoring was completed with six minutes remaining, Robbie Ure dispossessed Luke Murray on the left hand byline before rolling the ball across goal for Tony Weston to complete his hat-trick from close range.

Full-Time:- Rangers 8 Edinburgh University 2

Rangers:- Jay Hogarth; Adam Devine, Kyle McClelland (Lewis MacKinnon 62 mins), Leon King, Robbie Fraser; Murray Miller, Charlie McCann; Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Charlie Lindsay 56 mins); Arron Lyall, Chris McKee (Robbie Ure 73 mins), Tony Weston.

Not Used :- Lewis Budinauckas (Gk), Cole McKinnon, Alex Lowry, Connor Allan.

Edinburgh University:- Jacques Hegarty; Luke Murray, Ross McGuire, Alex Hamilton, Max Condie; Lewis Hendry (Issac Watson HT), Robbie Sinclair (Lewis Turnbull), Matthew Dick, Innes Lawson; Alex Bannon; Patrick Baird.

Not Used:- Zander Thomson, Louis Maurice, Vince Anderson.

All Square At Links Park

December 17, 2021

Dundee United 1 Rangers 1

Rangers Under 18’s shared the spoils with Dundee United in their league clash at Links Park Montrose this afternoon, over the piece a draw was probably a fair result. The Ibrox youngsters had to come back from going a goal behind within ten seconds and had a couple of decent chances to edge ahead before the break after drawing level. The second half was a bit of a non event with neither side seriously threatening to grab  a winner.

The home side took the lead within the first ten seconds, Aaron Donald’s long ball caught out the Rangers defence leaving Stuart Heenan racing clear to continue into the box and slot past Jack McConnell. Zak McKay’s run towards the right hand byline and cutback resulted in shots from Robbie Ure and Charlie Lindsay that the United defenders blocked. Almost Immediately Sam Lovie broke down the left for United and his cross picked out the unmarked Layton Bisland but he headed straight at Jack McConnell.

The sides were level just beyond the twenty minute mark, Mackenzie Strachan’s corner from the left was right on top of Ruairidh Adams, the keeper’s punch was weak and the ball fell to Robbie Ure at the back post for a simple tap in. Three minutes later Charlie Lindsay broke forward leaving two defenders in his wake, he passed to James Graham inside the left side of the box, his cutback found Rory Wilson on the edge of the box and he shot just wide of the keeper’s right hand post.

The next chance came from a Kyle Semple ball over the United defence with Ruairidh Adams racing from his box to deny James Graham. Robbie Ure and Mackenzie Strachan then combined to setup a shooting chance for Leyton Dunlop on the edge of the box but he shot straight at the keeper.

Ruairidh Adams was more seriously tested on a couple of occasions before the break. First up Charlie Lindsay’s chip into the penalty area was headed up in the air and James Graham’s volley forced the keeper to dive to right to make the save. James Graham then crossed from the left and picked out Rory Wilson at the back post and his header was blocked by the keeper.

Half-Time:- Dundee United 1 Rangers 1

Ten minutes into the second half some good play from James Graham on the right saw him pass inside to Rory Wilson who eventually got a shot away but it was straight at Ruairidh Adams. The only other effort of note in the opening forty minutes of the second half was a long range effort from Lewis O’Donnell that was straight at Jack McConnell.

The final five minutes saw a half chance for each side, Lewis O’Donnell cut in from the left and his shot from the edge of the box was saved by Jack McConnell low to his left. The final effort on goal came when Jack Roberts won the ball and passed to Robbie Ure on the edge of the box, as he tried to go past a defender the ball broke to Charlie Lindsay but again the shot was too straight and Ruairidh Adams saved comfortably

Full-Time:- Dundee United 1 Rangers 1

Dundee United:- Ruairidh Adams; Layton Bisland, Jacob Comerford, Aaaron Donald, Sam Lovie; Keir Bertie, Lewis O’Donnell; Rory McLeod; Stuart Heenan, Finn Malcolm, Miller Thomson.

Not Used:- Brian Mwangi, Dominic Naglik, Alan Domeracki

Rangers:- Jack McConnell; Zak McKay, Kristian Webster, Connor Allan, Kyle Semple; Leyton Dunlop; Mackenzie Strachan, Charlie Lindsay; James Graham (Tyler Pasnik 72 mins), Rory Wilson (Jack Roberts 65 mins), Robbie Ure.

Not Used:- Jacob Pazikas (Gk), Kelsey Ewan, Harley Ewan, Darren McInally, Ryan Duncan, Zak Queen.

Glasgow Cup Win For Colts

December 14, 2021

Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 0

Tonight’s Glasgow Cup tie was effectively Rangers Colts against a Partick Thistle fringe eleven with the Ibrox youngsters winning comfortably with all the goals coming in the first half.

Rangers had an early chance when Juan Alegria picked the ball up just inside the Thistle half and headed for the penalty area, his pass released Alex Lowry inside the left side of the penalty area but he saw his shot deflected wide of the far post. The opening goal came barely sixty seconds later, Ross McCausland picked the ball up from Robbie Fraser on the right side of the box before cutting inside and firing a shot into Harry Stone’s top  right hand corner.

Rangers came close again just before the quarter hour mark, from Alex Lowry’s free-kick wide on the left Leon King’s glancing header had Harry Stone stretching to clutch under his crossbar. Rangers doubled their lead on twenty six minutes, Ross McCausland was the architect taking on three Thistle defenders on the right hand byline, his ball into the six yard box was hooked into the net by Juan Alegria despite the striker being grounded at the time.

The scoring was completed five minutes before the break, Juan Alegria started and finished the move, he picked the ball up on the halfway line to break forward, his pass to Charlie McCann saw the midfielder flick the ball on to Alex Lowry who saw Harry Stone save his shot low to his left but the Rangers striker was on hand to score with a simple finish.

Half-Time:- Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 0

Thistle were more of a threat after the break although their first two efforts came a couple of minutes either side of the hour mark. Stephen Hendrie’s powerful strike from the left hand angle of the box forced Lewis Budinauckas to dive and turn the ball wide of his right hand post. Around four minutes later Stephen Hendrie sent a corner from the left beyond the back post where Ciaran McKenna headed just wide of the post.

Rangers best chance of the half came with twenty minutes remaining, the attack seemed to have broken down but the ball broke to Charlie McCann who shot straight at Harry Stone from just inside the box. The second half was mainly noted for a series of substitutions by both teams.

Full-Time:- Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 0

Rangers:- Lewis Budinauckas; Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Kyle McClelland (Lewis MacKinnon 72 mins), Leon King, Robbie Fraser; Murray Miller; Cole McKinnon (Tony Weston 78 mins), Charlie McCann; Ross McCausland (Charlie Lindsay 62 mins), Juan Alegria (Chris McKee 72 mins), Alex Lowry (Arron Lyall 72 mins)

Not Used:- Arron Cervantes (Gk)

Partick Thistle :- Harry Stone; Ciaran McKenna, Mohammed Niang, Steven Bell, Stephen Hendrie; Billy Owens (Ben Stanway HT); Blair Lyons, James Lyons (Gospel Ocholi HT): Jake Hastie (Ji Stevenson 72 mins), Shea Gordon (Duncan Laird 65 mins); Ross MacIver.

Not Used:- Mason McCready (Gk)

Footnote:- A Robbie Ure goal was enough to give Rangers U18’s three points as they edged out Hearts at The Orium.


Academy Double Header

December 5, 2021

Rangers 2 Hibernian 1

The afternoon game saw Rangers U16’s edge out Hibs in an entertaining game. Rangers took an early lead when Cameron Ossebi in possession on the right hand angle of the box passed inside to Zak Queen who moved the ball on to Finlay Curtis inside the right side of the penalty area and he shot past the keeper. Hibs first chance came on the twenty minute mark with an attack into the right side of the box but the shot went wide of the near post.

Rangers missed a great chance to double their lead midway through the half, Zander Hutton hit the right hand byline and he picked out Sean Phinn with his cut back but the midfielder shot over from a good position. Rangers second goal was only delayed five minutes, when Crispin McLean crossed from the right it was miscued by a Hibs defender and Cameron Ossebi was on hand to fire past the keeper.

Eight minutes before the break the visitors reduced the deficit, from a free-kick wide on the right a glancing header found the net at the far post. Rangers then had a chance from an indirect free-kick inside the left side of the box, Crispin McLean touched the ball to Rocco Friel who’s powerful shot was straight at the keeper.

The last chance of the half came at the other end with and attack into the left side of the penalty area with Scott Cowie saving low to his left.

Half-Time:- Rangers 2 Hibernian 1

Goalmouth action was limited in the first twenty or so minutes of the second half but a twenty five yarder from Hibs had Scott Cowie beaten but the ball cannoned of his left hand post. Hibs had another great chance a couple of minutes later, a ball in from the right found its way to the back post, Scott Cowie saved the initial shot with Niall Rogerson producing a superb block from the rebound.

With the game entering the final quarter hour Robbie Peffer’s pass sent Kieran Wilson through into the right side of the penalty area with the keeper saving at his near post. Kieran Wilson again threatened on the right and got to the byline, his cross was miscued by a defender but on this occasion Cameron Ossebi’s shot was saved.

Rangers had the final chance of the game, a sustained attack saw Kerr Robertson’s shot blocked, Crispin McLean followed up but saw his effort cleared on the line by a defender.

Full-Time:- Rangers 2 Hibernian 1

Rangers:- Scott Cowie; Zander Hutton, Rocco Friel, Niall Rogerson, Jamie Newton (Cameron Scott); Kerr Robertson, Sean Phinn; Crispin McLean; Finlay Curtis (Kieran Wilson), Cameron Ossebi, Zak Queen (Robbie Peffer)

Rangers 1 Hibernian 4

The morning game saw the U14’s on the wrong end of a three goal defeat. Hibernian took an early lead when they hit the left hand byline and the cutback was fired into the net. There was only ten minutes on the clock when they doubled their lead, the Rangers keeper couldn’t quite gather a corner from the right and the loose ball was knocked into the net.

By this point Rangers had already been forced into a change when U13 player Aidan Crilly took a head knock on the end of a heavy challenge and was replaced by fellow U13 player Oliver Goodbrand. Another forced changed soon followed with Farai Zvimba replacing the injured Zak Richford. Rangers first chance came from an Oliver Goodbrand cross from the left which was headed just wide of the far post by the Trialist No.9.

Rangers created the first chance of the second period, Farai Zvimba provided the thorugh ball and when the Trialist No.9 converged with the keeper and a defender at the edge of the box the ball went just wide of the keeper’s right hand post. With the next chance Rangers reduced the deficit, Thomas Falconer scoring with a superb strike from around twenty-five yards.

But it was the visitors who scored the next goal just before the whistle to end the second period, the attack took them to the right hand byline and the cross was volley into the net. Rangers responded in the third period and when a cross from the left found its way to Flynn O’Brien his shot forced a good save from the keeper, Matthew McIvor got his head to the rebound but it lacked power and the keeper gathered.

Hibs then came close when a free-kick from the left was headed just wide of the keeper’s left hand post. The fourth goal for the visitors was not long in coming, they attacked the centre of Rangers defence before a pass released an attacker inside the right side of the penalty area where it was fired into the net.

Full-Time:- Rangers 1 Hibernian 4

Rangers Squad:- Colbi McQuarrie (Gk), Arron McAloanan (Gk), Jack Caldwell, Lyle Hunter, Olly Hind, Thomas Falconer, Aidan McCallion, Alex Smith, Aidan Crilly, Zak Richford, Trialist No.9, Flynn O’Brien, Olly Goodbrand, Farai Zvimba, Matthew McIvor, Trialist No.12, Trialist No.14.

Five Star First Half For 18’s

December 3, 2021

Rangers 6 Hearts 1

Rangers Under 18’s blew Hearts away with a stunning first half performance at The Rangers Training Centre tonight. The five first half goals finished the game as a contest and it was only natural that the second half was a closer affair.

Rangers took the lead in the eighth minute, Robbie Ure capitalised on a slack pass and broke through the inside left channel into the penalty area where he was brought down by keeper Liam McFarlane with Rory Wilson converting from the spot. The lead was doubled on the quarter hour, Rory Wilson appeared to have a poor touch on the edge of the box but immediately won the ball back and shot past the keeper from the edge of the box.

The next chance came when Robbie Ure fed James Graham inside the left side of the penalty area but he shot straight at Liam McFarlane. The third goal came on the twenty minute mark, a good passing move ended with Robbie Ure releasing Charlie Lindsay inside the left side of the box and he shot across the keeper into the far corner.

Rangers continued to create chances and when Robbie Ure broke on the left and centred for James Graham he looked certain to score but Liam McFarlane advanced from his line to make a fine save. Just over ten minutes later James Graham got his goal, the ball was cleared from the Hearts box and was picked up by the Rangers attacker who sent a twenty-five yarder past the keeper.

Five minutes before the break a superb Leyton Dunlop tackle won possession and his twenty-five yard shot was parried by Liam McFarlane with the ball just evading the on rushing Rory Wilson. There was still time for Rangers to add a superb fifth before the break. A James Graham flick freed Mackenzie Strachan on the right and he switched play to Rory Wilson breaking into the left side of the box who beat the keeper with an emphatic finish.

Half-Time:- Rangers 5 Hearts 0

The visitors grabbed the first goal of the second half three minute in, Bobby McLuckie got to the left hand byline and the Rangers defence appeared to allow his cross to run along the six yard box presenting Callum Sandilands with a simple finish from close range. Rangers were soon back on the attack with Rory Wilson passing to Charlie Lindsay who’s flick found Robbie Ure, he went past a defender into the left side of the penalty area before shooting narrowly wide of the far post.

With twenty minutes remaining a solo run took Robbie Ure past two defenders before forcing a save from Liam McFarlane diving to his right. The keeper surpassed that less than ten minutes later, Tyler Pasnik cut in from the left and his shot looked destined for the net but the keeper got a touch to divert the ball past his left hand post.

The game had entered the final ten minutes when Rangers scored a fifth, Tyler Pasnik was the provider his pass sending Connor Allan through, Liam McFarlane blocked his initial effort but he followed up to knock the rebound into the net. The final chance saw Harley Ewan rise to head a Mackenzie Strachan corner from the left narrowly over.

Full-Time:- Rangers 6 Hearts 1

Rangers:- Jack McConnell; Kelsey Ewan, Greig Allen (Kristian Webster HT), Connor Allan, Zak McKay; Leyton Dunlop (Harley Ewan 73 mins); Mackenzie Strachan, Charlie Lindsay (Darren McInally 60 mins); James Graham (Tyler Pasnik 60 mins), Robbie Ure, Rory Wilson (Jack Roberts 60 mins).

Not Used:- Jacob Pazikas (Gk), Kyle Semple.

Hearts:- Liam McFarlane; Kenzi Nair, Michael Aitken, Macauley Tait; Sam Spence, Callum Sandilands (Callum Hambrook 65 mins), Luke Rathie, Finlay Pollock, Bobby McLuckie (James Wilson); Murray Thomas (Ewan Simpson 55 mins), McKenzie Kirk (McKenzie Ross 77 mins)

A Step Too Far For Colts

December 1, 2021

Cove Rangers 5 Rangers 1

A tie against League One leaders Cove Rangers was a big step up from the Lowland League fixtures, which has generally produced positive results, and it proved a step too far. Its always a bit of an unknown how the League sides will approach these games, but Cove fielded a strong team, making only three changes from the team that drew with Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

A steady start to the game was essential but the Rangers youngsters found themselves two goals down after only five minutes. The opening goal came in the third minute, Lewis Budinauckas dived to his left to make a fine save from Harry Milne’s powerful strike from the edge of the box but was helpless as Fraser Fyvie pounced to net the rebound. Two minutes later Shay Logan was brought down as he broke in to the right side of Rangers penalty area for a clear penalty which was converted by Mitchel Megginson.

Rangers rallied to halve the deficit five minutes later, an initial shot was blocked but fell to Robbie Fraser who fired high past Kyle Gourlay. The optimism last four minutes when the home side restored their two goal lead, Blair Yule was the creator on the right and his centre picked out Jamie Masson who found the net via the keeper’s left hand post.

Lewis Budinauckas was called into to action on twenty-one minutes, at the end of a fine move Connor Scully’s twenty-five yarder saw the keeper leap to tip over. Rangers were then forced into a change, Kyle McClelland replacing the injured Lewis MacKinnon. Rangers replied with a good passing move of their own which ended with an Adam Devine cross from the right that Ross McCausland headed over.

Just beyond the half hour mark the home side carved out a few chances culminating in a fourth goal. Mitchel Megginson’s pass sends Blair Yule through on goal with Lewis Budinauckas advancing from his goal to block with his legs. The keeper was called into action within sixty seconds, Harry Milne breaking into the left side of the box and his shot was turned wide of the near post by the keeper.

In the next attack Cove scored a fourth, Harry Milne crossed from the left and Jamie Masson laid the ball back to Fraser Fyvie who found the net from just inside the box.

Half-Time:- Cove Rangers 4 Rangers 1

Rangers created the first chance of the second half when Adam Devine exchanged passes with Juan Alegria but his shot from the right hand angle of the box was straight at Kyle Gourlay. A clearance from the home keeper went over the Rangers defence and Fraser Fyvie was clear inside the right side of the box and was denied by Lewis Budinauckas who diverted the ball wide of his near post.

Harry Milne then picked up what would prove a costly yellow card for punching a cross into Rangers net. Less than ten minutes later the Cove defender received a second yellow and subsequent red card for a trip on Kane Ritchie-Hosler. Midway through the half Cove extended their lead, Ian Vigurs providing a superb through ball to send Leighton McIntosh clear to continue into the box and shoot past Lewis Budinauckas. The remainder of the game was only noted for a series of substitutions and Cove Rangers ran out comfortable winners to progress to the semi final.

Full-Time:- Cove Rangers 5 Rangers 1

Cove Rangers:- Kyle Gourlay; Shay Logan, Scott Ross (Ryan Strachan 69 mins), Morgyn Neill, Harry Milne; Connor Scully, Ian Vigurs; Blair Yule, Fraser Fyvie, Jamie Masson (Leighton McIntosh 65 mins); Mitchel Megginson ( Ola Adeyemo 75 mins).

Not Used:- Stuart McKenzie (Gk)

Rangers:- Lewis Budinauckas; Adam Devine. Lewis MacKinnon (Kyle McClelland 25 mins), Leon King (Kane Ritchie-Hosler HT), Robbie Fraser; Stephen Kelly; Cole McKinnon, Charlie McCann; Ross McCausland (Juan Alegria HT), Tony Weston (Chris McKee 87 mins), Alex Lowry.

Not Used:- Jay Hogarth (Gk), Murray Miller, Charlie Lindsay, Arron Lyall.