Rangers B keeper delighted after penalty stop in Glasgow Cup win
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Rangers B keeper delighted after penalty stop in Glasgow Cup win

Rangers B keeper Jay Hogarth was pleased with the Gers’ performance in the 2-0 win over Queen’s Park as he hailed the impact made in the second-half by the Light Blues’ subs.

Tony Weston came off the bench to score twice in ten minutes and end seal the Gers’ qualification for the semi-finals with an unbeaten record in the City of Glasgow Cup group stage, winning three of their four games.

“I thought we started a bit slow in the first half, we were a bit sloppy in possession which gave them a few chances,” Hogarth said [Rangers TV].

“I think in the second half, the substitutes made an impact, and we went on to win the game quite comfortably.

“We just had to keep on doing what we were doing, I think we were creating chances, but we weren’t hitting the back of the net – that happens sometimes, the keeper made some good saves we just had to keep going and get a goal.”

While Weston gained the plaudits for his double after replacing Cedric Itten, Hogarth had a massive part to play, making a number of impressive saves – including a penalty stop minutes before half-time.

Hogarth was delighted to have denied Ronan Darcy from 12 yards as the young shotstopper now looks forward to the Gers’ taking their place in the semis, adding: “I’m very pleased, it’s another clean sheet which is what we went into the game wanting to do.

“I thought that the back four were solid and when I had to make saves I did. I was just trying to take some cues off the striker, I thought his body shape was quite open which is why I went to the right.

“We’re looking forward to it, it’ll be another good challenge and hopefully we’ll get a good result to get to the final.”

Meanwhile, UEFA Youth League opponents Sevilla have been fined following the clash against Rangers.

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