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Five star Rangers too strong for Dundee

Dundee FC 0

Rangers FC 5

Lyon 9’, Dallas 13’, Barjonas 16’ (p), Atakayi 52’, Bradley 71’
  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Rangers found the net five times as they saw off Dundee in the Development League. Three goals in seven first half minutes from Ross Lyon, Andy Dallas and Jamie Barjonas put the Gers in control, with second half goals from Serge Atakayi and Kyle Bradley sealing the points for the Glasgow side, against a Dundee team that featured Kosta Gadzhalov, Nick Ross and Henrik Ojamaa.

After a back and forth opening, Rangers took the lead after nine minutes. Fraser Kemp’s under hit pass back to Calum Ferrie was pounced upon by Ross Lyon, who curled the ball past the oncoming keeper from a tight angle.

Things got worse for the Dees as they fell further behind four minutes later. Lyon’s low corner was met by an unmarked Andy Dallas, who swept the ball home from close range.

Rangers added a third in controversial circumstances after 16 minutes. Liam Burt looked to go down inside the area with little contact from Ferrie, but the referee pointed to the spot, and Jamie Barjonas sent his penalty into the bottom right corner of the net, leaving Rangers 3-0 ahead.

Dundee’s best chance of the half came after 26 minutes, when Mark Smith pounced on a loose ball in the Rangers defence, but his shot was saved by Robby McCrorie.


  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-3
  • Rangers FC

Rangers added a fourth seven minutes after the restart. Serge Atakayi managed to create space inside the Dundee penalty area, before drilling a fierce shot past Ferrie into the bottom corner of the net.

Ferrie had to be at his best to deny Rangers a fifth on the hour mark. The Dundee stopper making a fine save to keep out Dallas’ curling effort from the top of the box. Burt was the next Rangers player to be denied, as Ferrie smothered his effort from a Rangers counter attack.

With 71 minutes gone, Rangers did add a fifth. Kyle Bradley got on the end of Josh Jeffries corner and managed to squeeze his header past Josh Mulligan and the diving Ferrie.




  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-5
  • Rangers FC


Dundee FC
Rangers FC
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Sam Dryden
3. Conor Quigley
4. Matty Smyth
5. Kosta Gadzhalov
6. Nick Ross
7. Josh Mulligan
8. Henrik Ojamaa
9. Mark Smith
10. Finlay Robertson
11. Ian Smith
12. Craig Allan
16. Lyall Cameron
17. Fraser Kemp
18. Max Anderson
1. Robbie McCrorie
2. Kyle Bradley
3. Ross Lyon
4. Max Ashmore
5. Ross McCrorie
6. Aidan Wilson
7. Serge Atakayi
8. Jamie Barjonas
9. Andrew Dallas
10. Josh Jefferies
11. Liam Burt
12. Jason Krones
14. Jordan Gibson
15. Amin Abaradan
16. Jack Adamson
21. Kieran Wright
Star Player
Dundee FC
Rangers FC
Finlay Robertson - The 14-year-old didn't look out of place alongside Nick Ross in Dundee's midfield. Some neat touches and intelligent use of the ball, and kept fighting until the very end.
Ross Lyon - A goal, an assist and a clean sheet all add up to a good day at the office for the Rangers full back.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Rangers FC
Ferrie's Save from Dallas - The Dundee stopper produced a number of fine saves, but this was the pick of the bunch, diving at full length to push away the strikers effort.
Lyon's Goal - Made the finish look far easier than it was. Showed great composure to bend the ball round the oncoming Ferrie and put the ball in the net.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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