Rangers B star nets 'extremely impressive' hat-trick, on-fire teammate follows suit in hammering
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Rangers B star nets 'extremely impressive' hat-trick, on-fire teammate follows suit in hammering

Exciting young striker Chris McKee netted a hat-trick for Rangers B on Saturday and his on-fire teammate Tony Weston followed suit as the Young Gers hammered Gretna 2008 9-1.

David McCallum named a strong-looking starting XI at the Dumbarton Stadium, the B team’s adopted home ground.

The highly-rated Leon King started at centre-back, while former Manchester United starlet Charlie McCann was named in midfield and Alex Lowry – who has spent time with the first-team recently – also got the nod.

The Gers were given a boost just ten minutes into the match when Gretna keeper Matthew Connolly was shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the penalty area.

It would still be the visitors who opened the scoring in the 21st minute but their goal seemed to jolt the hosts and Chris McKee in particular, into life.

The Northern Ireland youth international, who missed the early stages of the season, netted an ‘extremely impressive’ 15-minute hat-trick, with the third of his goals a deft close-range flick.

Rangers B were 3-1 up at the interval and they piled misery on their tiring opponents in the second half.

Robbie Fraser netted a brace and former Man City youth Kane Ritchie-Hosler came off the bench to score a fine goal, while Tony Weston netted a hat-trick of his own to make the final scoreline an emphatic 9-1.

Tony Weston was one of two Rangers B strikers to net a hat-trick on Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The former Blackpool striker has now scored in four consecutive matches for the B team and including friendlies, already has eight for the season.

The hammering has put the Young Gers in a strong position as they currently lie third in the Lowland League table, just a point behind Bonnyrigg Rose and Civil Service Strollers, who have both played a game more.

McKee and Weston aren’t the only young strikers making waves at Rangers, though.