High Scoring Draw For U15’s

Rangers 4 Aberdeen 4

Doubles from Murray Shaw and Brandon Ramage saw Rangers Under 15’s come from behind twice to earn a draw with virtually the last kick of the ball at The Rangers Training Centre this afternoon.

Aberdeen had the first chance on seven minutes with an attack on the left when the ball was passed inside Jayden Millarvie dived to his left to save the shot. Two minutes later the visitors took the lead, from a free kick just wide of the left hand angle  the ball was sent into to the box and a header glanced in at the far post.

Rangers first chance came when Ronald Mynell was through on a clearance but under pressure from a defender he screwed his shot wide of the keeper’s left hand post. Midway through the half Aberdeen doubled their lead, Jayden Millarvie miscued a clearance and the ball went straight to an Aberdeen player on the right hand angle of the box, his shot came back off the crossbar with the rebound being fired into the net.

Rangers reduced the deficit a couple of minutes past the half hour mark, a long ball was flicked on allowing Murray Shaw to race clear to continue into the box and shoot past the keeper. Barely a minute later Aberdeen restored their two goal lead, Rangers lost possession in their own final third and the ball was played forward to the edge of the box where the shot was fired past the keeper.

Half-Time:- Rangers 1 Aberdeen 2

Rangers came close five minutes into the second half, Zak Richford on the right passed to Brandon Ramage inside the box and he knocked the ball past the keeper but a defender cleared from the line. The ball was soon back on the right and from Matthew McIvor’s cross Murray Shaw’s header clipped the top of the bar on the way over. When Aberdeen attacked on the right two minutes later they looked sure to extend their lead when the ball was centred until Aaron McAlonan produced a stunning point blank save.

Rangers capitalised on their keeper’s excellence by scoring just over five minutes later, Sam McLachlan passed to Murray Shaw on the left and he took off passing two defenders and into the left side of the box where he poked the ball past the keeper. Aberdeen were soon back testing Aaron McAlonan with an effort from around twenty-five yards with the keeper saving low to his left.

Midway through the half Murray Shaw fed Brandon Ramage inside the left side of the penalty area and his shot from a narrow angle was diverted wide by the foot of the keeper. A couple of minutes later the sides were level, another superb run down the left from Murray Shaw took him past a couple of defenders and into the box, his shot was parried by the keeper but Brandon Ramage was well placed to knock the loose ball into the net.

With the game inside the final quarter hour Rangers had their keeper to thank again, Aberdeen attacked on the right, when the ball was centred the initial shot was blocked but the ball broke for Aberdeen deep inside the left side of the box with Aaron McAlonan again keeping the ball out at point blank range. Within seconds Rangers Trialist No 14 found himself  through on goal but was denied by the keeper advancing from his line.

With seven minutes remaining Aberdeen took the lead, from a long ball the attacker out muscled a Rangers defender inside the right side of the penalty area allowing him to shoot past the keeper. With time running out Thomas Falconer tried his luck from distance with the keeper saving comfortably diving to his left.

With the last attack of the game Aiden McCallion provided the pass for Brandon Ramage to chase and nod the ball past the advancing keeper then roll the ball into the empty net.

Full-Time:- Rangers 4 Aberdeen 4

Rangers Squad:- Jayden Millarvie (Gk), Arron McAlonan (Gk), Matthew McIvor, Trialist No.5, Lyle Hunter, Thomas Falconer, Lewis Marshall, Aiden McCallion, Sam McLachlan, Flynn O’Brien, Ronald Mynell, Murray Shaw, Brandon Ramage, Trialist No.14, Zak Richford, Trialist No.16.

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