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Rangers S.A.B.C overcome Colts to reach Quarter Finals

Rangers S.A.B.C 4

Neilson 5, Reilly 12, Gordon 15, 47

Hutchison Vale Colts 1

Hutchison 53
  • Saturday, 29 November 2014
  • Stepford Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Scottish Cup

David Brockett | YFS West Dunbartonshire Senior Reporter
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Rangers S.A.B.C have progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup with a 4-1 win over Edinburgh side Hutchison Vale Colts on Saturday.


Goals from Ian Neilson, Aiden Reilly and a double from Louis Gordon saw last years beaten finalists defeat a Hutchison Vale side who were unbeaten in 11 games before this game.


The visitors had the first chance of the game when Findlay Barr burst down the right flank. His cross found Kye Hutchison, who lashed the ball off the underside of the crossbar. The rebound fell into the path of Josh Elder, but his shot rocketed over the bar. 


Five minutes into the game, Rangers took the lead. John Wilson’s corner from the right was met by the head of Ian Neilson, who thumped his header home for the opening goal of the game. 


Four minutes later, Rangers had the chance to add a second in similar fashion. A corner, this time from the right, was floated in and Neilson’s header was cleared off the line by Aidan Cross.


On twelve minutes, Rangers doubled their advantage. A cross from the right was headed in off the post by Aiden Reilly as the home side began to take control of the game.


Three minutes later, Rangers added a third to all but seal the tie before half time. A defence splitting pass from man of the match John Wilson saw Louis Gordon latch on to the pass, before tucking the ball away under Vale goalkeeper Cameron Bryle.


On twenty five minutes, Colts nearly found their way back into the match. A fine mazy run from Barr allowed him the chance to chip Rangers goalkeeper Robbie Walker, but his effort dropped narrowly wide of Walker’s left hand post. 

  • Half Time:
  • Rangers S.A.B.C
  • 3-0
  • Hutchison Vale Colts

Shortly after the break Colts manager James Harvey made a change - Jay Peat replacing Cross, but it was Rangers who started the second half in the ascendancy and almost instantly added a fourth.


Louis Gordon picked out Wilson at the edge of the box, but the midfielder’s shot skimmed the outside of the post and rolled to safety.


The next ten minutes were a non event as both teams changed personnel and tweaked formations. Goalscorer Neilson made way for Brogan Watson in Rangers’ first change of the day, while Harris MacLean replaced Elder for Hutchison Vale, who changed from a 4-5-1 formation to a more attacking 4-4-2.  


Rangers substitute Mainza Mutenge forced a fantastic flying save from Bryce within seconds of coming off the bench, and was involved again as Rangers added their fourth and final goal of the game.


Mutenge found John Gilmour on the left hand side of the box and the latter prodded an effort goalwards, and Louis Gordon got the final touch as the ball bounced past Bryce for a fourth time.


With just over fifteen minutes remaining, Hutchison Vale were awarded a penalty when Barr was tripped inside the area. Midfielder Hutchison took the resulting penalty, cooly slotting the ball down the middle as his side’s tenacity and spirit was rewarded with a consolation. 


Rangers saw out the rest of the game comfortably with the majority of the possession against a determined Hutchison Vale side.


All in all a thrilling, competitive contest in which the scoreline does not accurately reflect Hutchison Vale’s performance.

  • Full Time:
  • Rangers S.A.B.C
  • 4-1
  • Hutchison Vale Colts


Rangers S.A.B.C
Hutchison Vale Colts
1. Robbie Walker
2. Joshua Gordon
3. Josh Barnwell
5. Lee Gemmell
6. Louis Gordon
7. Dylan Brown
8. John Wilson
9. John Gilmour
10. Ian Neilson
12. Alex Smith
18. Aiden Reilly
4. Andrew Paulley
11. Craig Stott
14. Brogan Watson
15. Euan Andrews
16. Mainza Mutenge
1. Cameron Bryce
2. Brendan Miekle
3. Jay Peat
4. Kieran McCauley
5. Adam Elmi
7. Kye Hutchison
8. Ryan Galloway
9. Findlay Barr
10. James Robertson
11. Josh Elder
12. AIdan Cross
14. Harris MacLean
15. Conner Stewart
17. Aidan Duffy
18. Emre Karaduman
Star Player
Rangers S.A.B.C
Hutchison Vale Colts
John Wilson. The centre midfielder controlled the pace of the game with a combination of exquisitely executed passes and a number of vital interceptions. Definitely one to watch.
Kye Hutchison scored the Colts' only goal of the match. Could've had another but put in a hard and committed performance for his side.
Magic Moment
Rangers S.A.B.C
Hutchison Vale Colts
John Wilson's tremendous through ball that set up Louis Gordon was a pass of real intelligence and summed up his and Rangers performance.
Almost scoring in the opening minutes was a real highlight in a game that the scoreline that suggests it was a more one sided game than it was. A tremendous team move that would've been worthy of a goal.
Club Views
Rangers S.A.B.C
Hutchison Vale Colts
Kyle Stewart, coach of Rangers S.A.B.C, said: "A win is a win at the end of the day, but it wasn't our best performance. Credit to Hutchison Vale, they merit their place at this stage of the competition and we maybe slightly underestimated them. Overall I'm delighted with the victory, but we know where we could have improved on our game and will look to take that forward."
James Harvey, Hutchison Vale Colts manager, said: "It's a cliche, but it was a game of two halves. They took their chances, and at the end of the day we didn't. They thoroughly deserved to win. We coped at times, but they outclassed us a bit. Over the course of the season we'll learn from this, we're sitting third in the league so it's been a good cup run and good season this far."
Match Video Highlights
Rangers S.A.B.C converting a corner.
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