Posts Tagged ‘Uefa’

17’s and 19’s Friendlies

October 15, 2009

With five Rangers players away at the European under 19 qualifiers this was is an opportunity to give some game time to a few that have not been playing in the under 19 league and also to look at a few trialists. Unfortunately I was unable to attend either game as I am currently out of the country on a short break.

Rangers 5 Stirling Albion 0

On Monday evening a Rangers under 19  side ran out comfortable winnners against Stirling Albion at Murray Park with goals from Christiano Kisuka, Kyle McAusland, Kane Hemmings and  two from the substitute Trialist striker.

Rangers Team:-Mark Weir, Steven Forbes, Trialist, Scott Durie, Adam Hunter, Gordon Dick, Dylan McGeough, Rhys McCabe, Kane Hemmings, Gregg Wylde, Christiano Kisuka.

Subs:-Trialist, Steven Hetherington, Kyle McAusland.

St.Johnstone 0 Rangers 7

On Tuesday evening an Under 16’s went a couple of goals better away to St. Johnstone. The scorers being Lee Cochrane 2, Gregor Fotheringham2, Frankie Owens, George Scott the other goal being scored by one of the two trialists.

Rangers:- Blair Currie, Andy Murdoch, Jordan Wilson, Stuart Urquhart, Gregor Fotheringham,Trialist, Robbie Crawford, Lewis McLeod, Lee Cochrane, Trialist, George Scott.

Subs:- Frankie Owens, Michael Mosson, Darren McGill, Sam George.


Grant Adam, Danny Wilson, Kyle Hutton and Archie Cambell have all played in Scotland victories over Romania (3-0) and Armenia (6-1). With Campbell scoring against Romania and Wilson finding the net against Armenia. Darren Cole , who has been an unused substitute in these games  is included in the starting lineup for tonights game against Austria, alongside Adam, Wilson and Hutton, with Campbell dropping on to the bench.

Scotland Under 19’s Face England

December 5, 2008

The Rangers youngsters likely to be involved in the Scotland Under 19’s and Under 17’s squads learned their fate with the elite rounds draw yesterday. 

The Under 19’s face a short trip down south, after being drawn with England, Slovakia and Bosnia. England are the group hosts, with games on 27th, 29th May and 1st June. With only the group winners going through to the finals in the Ukraine in July next year.

Their club colleague Isa Bagci’s Turkey look to have a tough task, travelling to Portugal, to face the hosts along with Denmark and Greece.

The younger group travel to Austria in March. There they have to overcome Italy, and Georgia as well as the hosts to take their place in the finals in Germany in May. The dates for these games are 20th, 22nd and 25th March.

Here’s hoping both sides can top their group and do Scotland proud in the summer.

Bagci’s Turkey Qualify

November 17, 2008

Rangers under 19’s striker Isa Bagci has missed the last two games while away on international duty. The good news is he was a member of the Turkey Under 19’s squad that qualified with maximum points in a group that included Andorra, Wales and Romania. Isa came on as a half time substitute in their opening game against Andorra, scoring the third goal in a 4-0 win.


Next up came Wales and Isa played the whole ninety minutes in Turkey’s 3-0 victory. By the time the final game came round, Turkey and Romania had qualified as they had both beaten Andorra and Wales. Turkey secured top spot with a 2-1 win over the Romanians, Isa started the match, playing until he was substituted in the 59th minute. He can now look forward to the possibility of being drawn against some of his Rangers team mates in the next qualifying stage.

Scotland 19’s Qualify As Group Leaders

October 25, 2008

Scotland’s Under 19’s Today qualified for the next phase of the UEFA Championships. They defeated hosts Hungary 1-0 to top their group with a 13th minute goal from Rangers, Stephen Stirling. So Scotland go through with the second placed Hungarians. In the other game Azerbaijan beat San Marino 5-0.

Scotland Team

1 Michael Andrews (Falkirk

2 Jonathan Brown (Hearts)

16 Callum Booth (Hibs)

3 Paul Hanlon (Hibs)

6 Danny Wilson (Rangers)

8 Jamie Ness (Rangers)

15 Stephen Stirling (Rangers)

10 Leigh Griffiths (Livingston)

14 Michael Tidser (Celtic)

13 Alex McDonald (Burnley)

11 Johnny Russell (Dundee United)


12 Grant Adam (Rangers)

4 Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen)

5 Ross Perry (Rangers)

18 Jim Forrest (Celtic) For McDonald 65 minutes.

17 Stewart Murdoch (Falkirk)

7 Lee Currie (Hibs) For Tidser 82 minutes.

9 Gary Glen (Hearts)

Final Group Table

Scotland 3 2 1 0 10 1 7
Hungary 3 2 0 1 7 1 6
Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 6 2 4
San Marino 3 0 0 3 0 19 0

Scotland 19’s blitz San Marino

October 22, 2008

Scotland’s Under 19’s ran up 8 goals in an easy win over San Marino in the Uefa Under 19’s Qualifier today in Hungary. Scotland went in at the break 6 goals up, Alex McDonald (Burnley) scored for the second game running in the 5th minute, Johnny Russell (Dundee United) made it 2-0 after 14minutes. Stephen Stirling (Rangers) then converted penalties in the 18th and 30 minutes, and completed his hat trick in 33rd minute. McDonald completed the first half scoring in the final minute.

Five minutes after half-time Johnny Russell made it 7-0 and Lee Currie (Hibs) completed the scoring in the final seconds.

In the other game Hungary scored in injury time to beat Azerbaijan 1-0. If Scotland avoid defeat against Hungary in Saturday’s game they will qualify for the next phase.

Scotland Team

1 Michael Andrews (Falkirk)

2 Jonathan Brown (Hearts)

16 Callum Booth (Hibs)

3 Paul Hanlon (Hibs)

6 Danny Wilson (Rangers)

8 Jamie Ness (Rangers)

15 Stephen Stirling (Rangers)

7 Lee Currie (Hibs)

18 Jim Forrest (Celtic)

13 Alex McDonald (Burnley)

11 Johnny Russell (Dundee United)


12 Grant Adam (Rangers)

4 Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen) For Ness 46 minutes.

5 Ross Perry (Rangers)

14 Michael Tidser (Celtic)

17 Stewart Murdoch (Falkirk)

10 Leigh Griffiths (Livingston) For Booth 77 minutes.

9 Gary Glen (Hearts) For McDonald 47minutes.

Group Table

Hungary 2 2 0 0 7 0 6
Scotland 2 1 1 0 9 1 4
Azerbaijan 2 0 1 1 1 2 1
San Marino 2 0 0 2 0 14 0

UEFA Under 19’s Scotland 1 Azerbaijan 1

October 20, 2008

Scotland started their UEFA Under 19’s Qualifying with a 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan in Hungary this afternoon.

Trailing 1-0 after 4 minutes, Burnley’s Alex McDonald equalised in the 30th minute.

Scotland team was as follows

  • 1 Michael Andrews (Falkirk)
  • 2 Jonathan Brown (Hearts)
  • 16 Callum Booth (Hibs)
  • 3 Paul Hanlon (Hibs)
  • 6 Daniel Wilson (Rangers)
  • 8 Jamie Ness (Rangers)
  • 15 Stephen Stirling (Rangers)
  • 14 Michael Tidser (Celtic)
  • 10 Leigh Griffiths (Livingston)
  • 13 Alex McDonald (Burnley)
  • 11 Johnny Russell (Dundee United)


  • 12 Grant Adam (Rangers)
  • 4 Jonathan Crawford (Aberdeen)
  • 5 Ross Perry (Rangers)
  • 7 Lee Currie (Hibs)
  • 17 Stewart Murdoch (Falkirk) For Tidser 79 mins
  • 18 James Forrest (Celtic) For Griffiths 61 mins
  • 9 Gary Glen (Hearts) For Russell 73 mins

In the section’s other game Hungary beat San Marino 6-0.

Scotland’s U 19’s Euro Qualifiers

October 9, 2008

A total of six Rangers players have been selected for Scotland’s Under 19 European Qualifiers in Hungary, Scot Play the hosts, San Marino and Azerbaijan. Fist game is on Monday 20th October against Azerbaijan, San Marino follows two days later, and finally Hungary on Saturday 25th October.

The full squad is as follows


Michael Andrews (Falkirk)

Grant Adam(Rangers)


Johnathan Brown (Hearts)

Johnathan Crawford (Aberdeen)

Paul Hanlon (Hibs)

Ross Perry (Rangers)

Danny Wilson (Rangers)

Calum Booth (Hibs)


David Wotherspoon (Hibs)

Michael Tidser (Celtic)

Stephen Striling (Rangers)

Jamie Ness (Rangers)

John Fleck (Rangers)


Alex McDonald (Burnley)

Leigh Griffiths (Livingston)

Gary Glen (Hearts)

Johnny Russell (Dundee United)

Jim Forrest (Celtic)