Under 15’s Lose To Cork City

Rangers 2 Cork City 4

It was another disappointing night for Rangers Under 15’s (2008’s) going down to Cork City at The Rangers Training Centre. Racing to an early two goal lead and missing a couple of chances to extend that lead before capitulating, to be honest the margin of defeat could have been greater.

Rangers took the lead with the first real attack of the game, Jack Caldwell providing the pass to send Brandon Ramage clear to continue into the box and shoot past the keeper. That lead was soon doubled when Murray Shaw was sent down the left and he cut into the penalty area and shot into the net.

Rangers threatened again from a Murray Shaw shot from the edge of the box that had Shane Hallihan diving to his right to turn the ball wide. The keeper was soon in action again on this occasion leaping to touch a Brandon Ramage header onto the crossbar following a cross from the left.

With five minutes of the thirty minute period left Charlie Hanover broke into the right side of Rangers box with Ben Coutts blocking the shot with a foot, then showing brilliant reactions to save the effort from the rebound at point blank range. Cork reduced the deficit just before the end of the first period, the ball was moved to Evan Peelo inside the left side of the penalty area from where he shot past Ben Coutts.

Cork had the first chance of the second period with Jayden Umeh progressing along the right hand byline and his shot from a narrow angle was diverted wide of his near post by Ben Coutts. With the next effort the visitors came closer still, Jayden Umeh cutting inside from the right hand angle of the box, his shot came off the inside of the keeper’s left hand post rolled along the line and hit the other post before being gathered by Ben Coutts.

The sides were level when Jayden Umeh was tripped inside the box and he stepped up to convert the resultant penalty. Cork soon got themselves in front, a corner from the left was headed back across goal by Jayden Umeh and it was slammed into the net at the post by Evan Peelo.

Rangers one real effort of the second period came when some good passing sent Aiden McCallion to the right hand byline, he picked out Brandon Ramage on the edge of the box but he shot narrowly over.

Rangers threatened in the third period when the ball was cleared from the Cork City box Aiden McCallion’s shot from distance had Cian Davis-Heelan saving low to his right. It was back to the other and when Brady Walsh spun inside the penalty area his shot was only just too high.

Cork then extended their lead when Brady Walsh passed to Luke Hurley inside the left side of the box and his shot found the net via the inside of the near post. The final chance came for the visitors when the ball was moved from Luke Hurley on the left via Jayden Umeh to Alex Moloney and his shot from just outside the box had Ben Coutts stretching to turn the ball over.

Full-Time:- Rangers 2 Cork City 4

Rangers Squad:- Ben Coutts (Gk), Jack Caldwell, Matthew McIvor, Olly Hind, Oliver Goodbrand, Sam McLachlan, Aiden McCallion, Alex Smith, Flynn O’Brien, Brandon Ramage, Murray Shaw, Thomas Falconer, Lyle Hunter, Lewis Marshall, Richard Mynell, Zak Richford, Jose Calela.

Cork City Squad:- Shane Hallihan (Gk), Cian Davis-Heelan (Gk), Alex Moloney, Adam Kelly, Scott Hyde, Donal O’Connor, Craig Nolan, Dylan O’Connell, Charlie Hanover, Corey O’Sullivan, Evan Peelo, Ben Phillips, Tim Hegarty, Luke Hurley, Brady Walsh, Rossa MacGearailt, Jayden Umeh.


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