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Rangers first half goal-fest stuns Hamilton

Hamilton Accies 2

Miller 51, Cullie 54

Rangers FC 7

Bates 3,9, McQuillan 6, 7, 11, O'Brien 13, Christie 29
  • Saturday, 02 September 2017
  • Hamilton Palace
  • 15's Girls
  • SWF Scottish Youth Cup - Quarter Final

A blistering first 15 minutes seen Rangers stun Hamilton and secure their spot in the next stage of the Scottish Youth Cup.

Both teams were coming into the game with convincing victories in the previous round, Hamilton winning 8-1 and Rangers winning 9-1.

The goals in this game started almost instantaneously with Rangers taking the lead within 3 minutes after Hannah Robinson was able to slip through Reanna Bates who was there to roll the ball into the bottom corner.

However, within 15 minutes, Rangers were 6 goals to the good with Rosie McQuillan putting away 3, Bates adding another goal to her name, however the pick of the goals came in the form of O'Brien's goal when she showed some lovely skill in the middle of the park before rifling home from 25 yards out.

Rangers were showing their goal scoring form that they showed in the last game and on the stroke of half-time after McQuillan completed a mazy run and put it back for Christie, who putt it away to make it 7-0.

  • Half Time:
  • Hamilton Accies
  • 0-7
  • Rangers FC

Accies came out in the second half looking to prove a point and came close multiple times in the first 5 minutes of the second half, the closest coming from Laura Anderson rattling the bar from 30 yards out.

It was the turn of Rangers to go forward With Kirsty O’Brien having her front post effort saved superbly by Ellie Currie.

51 minutes in Accies got their reward with Darcy Miller smashing home a superb volley into the top corner.

They soon had a second with Accies being awarded a penalty a few minutes later with Fiona Cullie slotting it home.

Rangers were looking to add an eighth before full time and their closest chance came through O'Brien having two shots saved well at Curries's front before the referee blew the full time whistle to confirm Rangers place in the last 4.

  • Full Time:
  • Hamilton Accies
  • 2-7
  • Rangers FC

Lineups

Hamilton Accies
Rangers FC
1. Ellie Currie
2. Alex Fraser
3. Darcy Miller
5. Monica Smith
6. Emma Boyle
7. Erin Rennie
9. Fiona Cullie
10. Lauren Anderson
11. Lauren McNab
13. Ellie Murray
14. Charlotte Boan
15. Lisa Campbell
16. Ciara McKeown
17. Holly McIndoe
20. Caitlin Sludden
1. Kelsey Williams, Alicia Corral
2. Hannah Robinson
3. Teagan Wilmot
5. Amy whitters
6. Freya Macdonald
7. Morgan Morton
8. Lynsey Baillie
9. Kirsty O'Brien
10. Rosie McQuillan
12. Reanna Bates
14. Stephanie Dorrans
16. Innes Durant
18. Summer Christie, Gemma Russel
20. Dion Young, Leona Boyd
Star Player
Hamilton Accies
Rangers FC
Darcey Miller worked extremely hard for her team and took her volley brilliantly in spite of the scoreline.
Rosie McQuillan was in fine form registering 3 goals and an assist for Rangers and was a big nuisance up front for Rangers and was key player in this win
Magic Moment
Hamilton Accies
Rangers FC
Darcey Miller's volley was the highlight for Hamilton in what turned out to be a tough morning for them
O'Brien's superb skill and finish from range was the pick of the 7 goals that Rangers scored and capped off an excellent morning.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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