Rangers B keeper Jay Hogarth put in an impressive afternoon’s work as the Gers Colts beat Lowland League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose 5-2 at the weekend, with the shot-stopper pleased to have to make a number of saves after training with the first-team recently.
Hogarth pulled off a number of stops to deny Rose as goals from Tony Weston, Robbie Ure, Charlie McCann, Kane Ritchie-Hosler and Cole McKinnon saw the lead at the top of the table closed to a single point by David McCallum’s side.
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) September 11, 2021
Rangers now turn their attention to tomorrow’s SPFL Trust Trophy clash with Ayr United and Hogarth was delighted to come through with three points against a good Bonnyrigg side at New Dundas Park.
“It was a really good performance, I expected that coming into the game,” Hogarth told Rangers TV.
“Bonnyrigg are top of the table and going to be a tough challenge and that proved to be the case.
“It was pleasing to make some important saves; I’ve not played that much recently because I’ve been training with the first team but to come back in and make those saves is very pleasing for me.”
With nine wins from their opening ten league games, plus a win over Dumbarton in the last round of the SPFL Trust Trophy, Rangers B have made an incredible start to the season.
Hogarth has put in some strong performances of his own this term and the young keeper can be pleased with his contribution to the Gers’ dominant start to the campaign.
👀 A huge test coming up for the Young Gers on Tuesday…
🏆 We take on Championship team @AyrUnitedFC in the SPFL Trust Trophy.
💙 A great opportunity for the boys to show what they have learned in the @OfficialSLFL.
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) September 12, 2021
Tomorrow’s clash with Ayr will be a much tougher ask of the keeper though and it will be good to see how he performs against a much higher level of opposition in the Championship side