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Rampant Rangers ease past Hibees

Rangers FC 5

Telfer 18, McKay 31, Dykes 45, Gallagher 46, Stoney 87

Hibernian FC 1

Paul 83
  • Sunday, 24 November 2013
  • Ibrox Stadium
  • Under 20´s
  • SFA Youth Cup

James Black | YFS Central Region Journalist
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Rangers progressed to the 5th round of the SFA Youth Cup after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Hibs at Ibrox.
 
Both sides came into the game with 16 points from a possible 30 in the league and Rangers looked to end a run of draws in their last two games. Hibs came into the tie fresh, although possibly lacking a bit of sharpness following the postponement of their last two fixtures although new first team manager Terry Butcher was there to watch his clubs youngsters in action.
 
The early minutes were fairly scrappy with neither side taking a hold on the match until Rangers broke the deadlock in the 16th minute following a spectacular long range strike by Charlie Telfer which swerved into the top corner beyond Hibs 'keeper Dougie Horne.
 
Unfortunately for Rangers Telfer was hurt in a 50/50 with defender Robert Wilson of scoring and was replaced by Darren Ramsay.
 
Hibs came back into the game after this and Callum Crane forced a terrific save from Liam Kelly in the Rangers goal as he just tipped the full backs strike onto the cross bar and out for a corner.
 
Barrie McKay, who received an audible cheer from a section of the crowd almost every time he picked up the ball, gathered the ball 25 yards from goal and unleashed a strike which soared past Horne into the opposite corner from where Telfer had struck.
 
Hibs again responded after this setback and David Paul spurned an excellent chance to claw one back when he shot straight at Kelly after leaving his marker standing.
 
Paul would come to regret that miss shortly afterwards when Andrew Black fouled Tom Walsh in the area and left the referee with no option but to point to the spot. Black was maybe a bit lucky to avoid a red card but nonetheless Rangers were on the brink of making it 3-0 just on the stroke of half time.
 
Dylan Dykes stepped up and calmly placed his penalty low to the 'keepers right and killed the tie off before the interval.
  • Half Time:
  • Rangers FC
  • 3-0
  • Hibernian FC
The second half started just as the first ended, with Hibs keeper Horne having to pick the ball out of the net within 90 seconds of the restart. Callum Gallagher stuck a close range header beyond Horne after a delightful ball clipped in by Walsh.
 
The game was now well beyond the reach of Hibs and it showed at points with Rangers looking much hungrier.
 
Hibernian did pull a consolation back when David Paul fired a diving header beyond Kelly in the 83rd minute.
 
Rangers restored their 4 goal advantage in the 87th minute when Danny Stoneys low drive was deflected beyond Horne to seal the result for the hosts.
  • Full Time:
  • Rangers FC
  • 5-1
  • Hibernian FC

Lineups

Rangers FC
Hibernian FC

1. Liam Kelly
2. Craig Halkett
3. Ryan Sinnamon
4. Kristian Gibson
5. Luca Gasparotto
6. Charlie Telfer
7. Barrie McKay
8. Andy Murdoch
9. Callum Gallacher
10. Dylan Dykes
11. Tom Walsh
21. Robby McGrorie
14. Jamie Mills
15. Darren Ramsay
16. Danny Stoney
17.Greg Pascazio

1. Dougie Horne
2. Andrew Black
3. Callum Crane
4. Sam Stanton
5. Robert Wilson
6. Tom Gardiner
7. Euan Smith
8. Jordan Sinclair
9. Jason Cummings
10. David Paul
11. Jamie Beaton
12. Aaron Dunsmore
13. Kleton Perntreau
14. Jay Doyle
15. Ryan Baptie
16. Jay Todd

Star Player
Rangers FC
Hibernian FC
Callum Gallagher had a brilliant game for Rangers. Thoroughly deserved his goal and will have impressed watching first team boss Ally McCoist.
David Paul. Scored Hibs consolation and alongside Sam Stanton was the best player in Green.
Magic Moment
Rangers FC
Hibernian FC
Charlie Telfer's opener was a moment that both sets of supporters will have appreciated. A genuine moment of quality.
In a match devoid of much pleasure for the handful of fans who crossed the M8, the late diving header by David Paul will have given them a little bit of happiness.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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