Rangers U18s downed Hearts 1-0 in Edinburgh on Tuesday night thanks to a second-half winner from emerging striker Robbie Ure.
With the B team also in action against Partick Thistle in the City of Glasgow Cup, the depth of Cameron Campbell’s U18s squad was tested for this league clash.
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He was still able to name a strong starting XI, though, with the front three of Rory Wilson, James Graham and Ure all coming into the game in good form.
The first half finished goalless at Oriam as the hosts put up more resistance than they did in the last meeting between these teams earlier this month when Rangers ran out 6-1 winners.
Ure strike earns Rangers U18s win at Hearts
However, the Gers U18s wouldn’t be denied a seventh consecutive victory across all competitions, as Ure struck in the second half to secure all three points.
17-year-old Ure is taller and more physical than other Academy forwards like Tony Weston and Ross McCausland but he’s still good on the ball and has been deployed both at U18 and B team level in recent times.
Ure’s age group strike partner Wilson has been the matchwinner on most occasions this season but the 15-year-old’s nine-match U18 scoring streak came to an end in the capital.
The victory ensured Rangers extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points but second-placed Dundee United have three games in hand and third-placed Hibs are eleven points back with a whopping seven games in hand [Rfcyouths.wordpress.com].