Rangers U18s hammer Ross County in stunning away victory
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Rangers U18s hammer Ross County in stunning away victory

Rangers U18s secured another emphatic victory on Sunday on the road at Ross County.

David McCallum’s side grabbed the headlines a fortnight ago by destroying Celtic 5-0 in the Second Round of the Scottish Youth Cup in what was a re-run of last season’s final.

The Young Gers were rampant at Broadwood and although influential players like Kai Kennedy dropped out of the squad for this CAS League fixture in the Highlands, they were able to rack up a similarly impressive scoreline.

Kai Kennedy (no.18) was influential in the recent Youth Cup win but didn’t feature against Ross County. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

Following some good build-up play, Ross McCausland put the Gers 1-0 up inside fifteen minutes [Rangers Youth Updates].

That league was pegged back by a County side, who were clearly keen to put up a better fight than the Hoops did earlier in the month.

Yet, crucially, Rangers were to retake the lead on the stroke of half-time, with Northern Ireland youth international Chris McKee making it 2-1.

There was a cagey opening to the second half, but Alex Lowry effectively made the points safe with a cute finish just after the hour mark.

In the closing stages, having worn down their opponents, the Young Gers then added gloss to the victory courtesy of goals from Cole McKinnon and Kane Ritchie-Hosler.

McKinnon fired home a shot from 25 yards before Ritchie-Hosler capped a solo run by finishing emphatically to make it 5-1.

Another comprehensive win for a Rangers youth team then, with the U18s showing the recent demolition of Celtic to be no flash in the pan.

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