Exciting teenage winger Ross McCausland netted a hat-trick for Rangers B on Saturday afternoon in a 9-0 Lowland League win over Vale of Leithen.
The Young Gers have made an outstanding start to the campaign and they dished out a hammering in Dumbarton to the side currently bottom of the table.
David McCallum named a strong starting XI which included two of the youngsters who made the matchday squad for the first team’s Europa League playoff in Armenia on Thursday – Kyle McClelland and Arron Lyall.
It didn’t take the hosts long to break the deadlock, with McCausland netting his first of the season from Robbie Fraser’s cross in the 14th minute.
Just three minutes later, the 18-year-old Northern Ireland youth international made it 2-0, converting from close range following build-up play from Tony Weston and Lyall.
Lyall got on the scoresheet himself in the 36th minute, drilling home a shot from outside the area, and McCausland completed a 30th-minute hat-trick with a header on the brink of the interval.
44' 4-0 | Ross McCausland secures his hat-trick just seconds before half-time 🎩💥 pic.twitter.com/rOWOqAwGT6
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Prolific ex-Blackpool striker Weston put his team 5-0 up ten minutes after the break and was soon replaced by Juan Alegria, who officially joined the club earlier this week from FC Honka in Finland.
Lyall scored his second in the 66th minute with a curling effort from the edge of the area and then there were three goals in the final ten minutes to add further gloss to the scoreline.
Lewis MacKinnon grabbed one and new arrival Alegria showcased his finishing ability by grabbing a quickfire debut brace.
Rangers B are now second in the table, one point behind Bonnyrigg Rose with a game in hand and far superior goal difference.
Meanwhile, a player released by Rangers earlier this summer is reportedly set for a move to the Indian Super League.