Easy Win For Under 16’s

Rangers 9 Stirling Albion 1

Rangers Under 16’s (2003’s) recorded an easy win over Stirling Albion at The Hummel Training Centre this morning. Two early goals meant the result was secure although the Stirling lads battled on and got a deserved consolation goal.

Rangers took the lead on five minutes, there seemed little danger as the ball went towards the Stirling keeper inside the box but he allowed it to slip from his grasp and Robbie Ure scored from close range. Just over five minutes later Rangers doubled their lead, Cole McKinnon’s shot from the edge of the box saw the keeper dive to his right to parry but he was left helpless as Lewis Robertson pounced net the rebound.

The third goal came just after the mid point of the half, Alex Lowry’s shot from the edge of the box finding the net just inside the keeper’s right hand post. Just after the half-hour mark Aaron Lyall went past two defenders on the right hand byline before centreing for Robbie Ure to net from close range. 

A couple of minutes later Robbie Ure intercepted the keeper’s attempted pass out from a goal kick to step into the box and fire into the net. The first half scoring was complete on the stroke of half-time, Aaron Lyall breaking forward and into the right side of the penalty area to shoot across the keeper and into the far corner.

Half-Time:- Rangers 6 Stirling Albion 0

The second-half was only four minutes old when Rangers added to their tally, Cole McKinnon’s pass inside the left-back allowed Aaron Lyall to hit the right hand byline where he looked up to pick out Robbie Ure on the edge of the box and he found the net with a fine finish. A few minutes later Stirling attacked through the centre and Jay Hogarth was forced to make a fine save low to his right.

Within a minute the visitors had grabbed that consolation goal, when the ball was cleared from Rangers box a fine volley beat Jay Hogarth to find the net. Rangers were soon back on the attack and a series of short passes inside the box involving Cole McKinnon, Aaron Lyall and Alex Lowry ended with the keeper saving at close range from the latter.

Rangers recorded their eighth goal just before the hour mark, Alex Lowry and Aaron Lyall combined to send Robbie Ure to the right hand byline and his cross was volleyed past the keeper by Alex Lowry. The young Albion side kept plugging away and from an attack along the right hand byline  the ball fired over from the cut back.

With the final quarter hour approaching a good passing move ended with Dire Mebude teeing up Aaron Lyall inside the box but he was denied by the keeper. Rangers next chance was created by Robbie Ure attacking on the right, he passed inside to Dire Mebude but again the keeper saved.

The keeper was soon in action  again when Robbie Fraser passed to Lewis Robertson who sent Aaron Lyall breaking into the left side of the penalty area forcing another save. The final minute saw Rangers score a ninth, Adam Devine picking up a loose ball inside the left side of the penalty area, he centred for Robbie Ure to net his fifth goal.

Full- Time:- Rangers 9 Stirling Albion 1

Rangers:- Jay Hogarth (Grant Thackeray 64 mins); Adam Devine, Aiden Berry, Leon King (Harley Ewan 64 mins), Matthew Henderson (Kelsey Ewan 64 mins); Robbie Fraser; Cole McKinnon (Darren McInally 64 mins), Alex Lowrie (Dire Mebude 64 mins); Aaron Lyall, Robbie Ure, Lewis Robertson.

Footnote:- Rangers Under 15’s (2005’s) had a bad day on Saturday afternoon losing 1-5 to Aberdeen with Callum Sandilands netting Rangers goal. The result has nothing to with the fact there is no match report, the torrential rain turn my notes to mush !!

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