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Rampant Rangers romp to league cup victory

Kilsyth Athletic 1

Graham 68'

Rangers SABC 4

Brown 17' 41' 42' Smith 61'
  • Sunday, 14 December 2014
  • Ochilview Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Central Scotland (A) League Cup Final

Rangers SABC lifted the League Cup trophy 4-1 after a scintillating performance against Kilsyth. A Dylan Brown hat-trick and a goal from Alex Smith gave Rangers victory as Kilsyth's reply from Sam Graham wasn't enough to stop the boys in blue. 

In the opening stages, there was little to choose between the two sides. Both teams battled for possession as they looked to get a foothold in the game. Brown though gave the Kilsyth defence an early warning. Cutting through on goal but only to blast his effort into Kilsyth's side netting.

Approaching the half-way mark in the half John Wilson threaded through a ball for the lurking Brown and Kilsyth were let off the hook. Brown struggled to connect from eight yards out.

Almost immediately, Brown was at it again and this time he made Kilsyth pay. He latched onto a through ball before stroking the ball past the unlucky Sam Kerr in the Kilsyth goal.

The game livened up as the floodlights beamed down onto the Ochilview park with both teams having their fair share of possession.

Kilsyth's best chance of the half came shortly before the break when Cameron McEwan found himself with clear sight of goal but he couldn’t generate enough power to trouble Robbie Walker.

  • Half Time:
  • Kilsyth Athletic
  • 0-1
  • Rangers SABC

As the second half got under way, Rangers picked up exactly where they left off in the first with Brown’s quick fire double taking the game beyond the reach of Kilsyth.

His second of the match, a spectacular 20 yard effort, was followed up just a minute later when he used his pace to get between the defence and latch onto a long ball forward. From there, he made no mistake with the finish, firing in low at the near post to complete his hat-trick and give Rangers a comfortable cushion with 25 minutes still remaining.

From then on, Rangers played with a confidence their commanding lead afforded them. At no point was this more evident than in the build up to their fourth goal. Lovely play in the middle of the park from John Wilson saw him play in substitute Alex Smith who, with his back to goal, got the ball out of his feet, turned and lashed home from the edge of the box.  

To their credit, Kilsyth never gave up the fight even as Rangers looked like pulling away. Their endeavour was rewarded late on when Aiden Clinton broke down the left and slotted the ball through for Sam Graham to finish low past the helpless Robbie Walker in the Rangers goal.

It was a well-worked goal in an otherwise frustrating afternoon for Kilsyth, whilst for Rangers, it proved to be the only blip in a memorable cup final victory.

  • Full Time:
  • Kilsyth Athletic
  • 1-4
  • Rangers SABC

Lineups

Kilsyth Athletic
Rangers SABC
1.Sam Kerr
2.Calum McAlary
4.Rhys Patrick
5.Michael Wassell
10.Lewis Daniels
12.Aiden Clinton
13.Ciaran Collins
14.Cameron McEwan
15.Sam Graham
16.Harry Young
18.Ryan Waddell
3.Dylan Tullis
6.David MacKay
8.Dylan Paberzs
11.Jordan Campbell
99.David Stewart
1.Robbie Walker
2.Joshua Gordon
4.Reiss Hamilton
5.Lee Gemmell
6.Louis Gordon
7.Dylan Brown
8.John Wilson
14.Brogan Watson
15.Euan Andrews
16.Mainza Mutenge
18.Aidan Reilly
10. John Balsillie
11.Craig Stott
12.Alex Smith
Star Player
Kilsyth Athletic
Rangers SABC
Goalkeeper Sam Kerr made a couple of fine saves to keep Rangers at bay
Hat-trick hero Dylan Brown was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch
Magic Moment
Kilsyth Athletic
Rangers SABC
Sam Graham’s well worked goal was the least a battling Kilsyth team deserved
Dylan Brown’s long range strike to put Rangers two goals up was straight out of the top drawer
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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