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Rangers dominance too much for young Spiders

Rangers FC 4

Sinnamon 25' Walsh 29' Jeffries 64' Barjonas 90'

Queens Park FC 1

Brown 86'
  • Monday, 02 November 2015
  • Murray Park, Milngavie
  • Under 20´s
  • Scottish Youth Cup

Martin McConnell | YFS South Lanarkshire Senior Reporter
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A dominant Rangers comfortably negotiated their way through to the fourth round of the Scottish Youth Cup, with a 4-1 against Queens Park beneath the Murray Park floodlights. The Gers had complete control during the first half and their two goals didn't really didn't do justice to their performance.
 
Despite their possession, this creative young Rangers side were kept to striking from in and around the edge of the penalty area by the Queens Park defence, though this was enough for Ryan Sinnamon and Tom Walsh to find the back of the net.
 
The Spiders on the other hand weren’t even able to do that. They looked uneasy on the ball and their passing was slack, with moves breaking down as quickly as they began.
 
The second half was a different story for the visitors, their passing was crisper and there was a steely determination to their play that put the Rangers defence under some pressure, and managing to sneak a goal late on from Liam Brown. Despite this, Rangers always looked capable of adding to their first half tally and did so, when Josh Jeffries netted a wonderful solo effort and Jamie Barjonas helped one over the line to put the icing on the cake.
 
Liam Burt had a couple of early attempts on the Queens Park goal that tested keeper Craig Melrose. Scott Roberts then had a shot go into the side netting and Liam Burt’s next effort was again saved by Melrose.
 
Then on twenty five minutes, Sinnamon struck the ball into the Spiders penalty area looking for Roberts. The ball was headed back out, and Sinnamon sent the ball sailing into the net from twenty five yards.
 
Then within a few minutes of breaking the deadlock, Rangers had doubled their advantage. Jordan Thompson passed inside for Walsh to take a touch and unleash from twenty yards and into the net. 
  • Half Time:
  • Rangers FC
  • 2-0
  • Queens Park FC
Queens Park started the half strongly and their first decent chance came when Dan MacKenzie played the ball wide, for it then to be delivered to the edge of the penalty area. Alan Quinn out jumped his markers and rocketed his header inches above the cross bar.
 
Then Melrose sent the ball up field for Billy Mortimer. He moved the ball forward for Quinn to cut inside past a defender, but his eighteen yard strike was comfortably saved by McCrorie.
 
Walsh had been replaced toward the end of the second half by Jefferies for Rangers, and since coming on the park, he had been busy  and looking quite the threat. He then made his mark with sixty four minutes played. The ball was played out to him before quickly cutting inside, taking the ball past two Queens Park defenders and then curling in a left footed strike from the edge of the penalty area into the net.
 
The visitors almost struck back when they were awarded a free kick, a yard outside the Rangers penalty area. MacKenzie sent the ball toward the back post for it to strike the top of the cross bar and out for a goal kick.
 
Rangers almost made the visitors pay further when Thompson took a quick free kick out to Jefferies. He then cut inside and sent another curling effort toward the back post but it sailed over the cross bar.
 
Queens were able to claw one back when their two substitutes combined well. Euan MacPherson intercepted a stray pass and made a determined run forward before playing Brown on. He slipped as he struck from the edge of the penalty area, but it was enough to wrong foot McCrorie and make it 3-1.
 
As the final whistle quickly approached, Rangers got their fourth when Andrew Dallas crossed into the box. A Queens’s defender made a hash of his clearance and sent the ball straight to Barjonas in front of goal, who made no mistake by helping it home from six yards.
 
Rangers now progress into the fourth round of the Scottish Youth Cup, where they will face a trip to St Mirren.
  • Full Time:
  • Rangers FC
  • 4-1
  • Queens Park FC

Lineups

Rangers FC
Queens Park FC
1. Robby McCrorie
2. Ryan Sinnamon
3. David Brownlie
4. Max Ashmore
5. Jamie Mills
6. Ross Lyon
7. Liam Burt
8. Scott Roberts
9. Ross McCrorie
10. Jordan Thomson
11. Tom Walsh
12. Jamie Barjonas
14. Kyle Bradley
15. Andrew Dallas
16. Josh Jefferies
21. Kieran Wright
1. Craig Melrose
2. Gavin Mitchell
3. Chris MacDonald
4. Cameron Foy
5. Anton Houghton
6. Dan MacKenzie
7. Greg Wylie
8. Jamie Gallacher
9. Billy Mortimer
10. Alan Quinn
11. Graham Brennan
12. Liam Brown
14. Euan MacPherson
15. Lee Connelly
20. Owen Stott
Star Player
Rangers FC
Queens Park FC
Josh Jeffries - Came on late in the first half but great performance up front and fantastic individual goal.
Graham Brennan - Put a lot of effort into his performance, looked useful on the ball and stood out against his team mates.
Magic Moment
Rangers FC
Queens Park FC
Josh Jeffries' goal in sixty fourth minute.
Liam Brown's goal. The run forward by Euan MacPherson was strong and set up Liam Brown wonderfully.
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