Rangers and Celtic U18s played out a six-goal thriller on Tuesday afternoon, with the score finishing 3-3 [Rangers Youth Academy].

The age-group side have made an impressive start to 2021, winning all three of their previous matches against Kilmarnock, Dundee United and Hearts.

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Rangers and Celtic U18s played out a six-goal thriller on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Therefore, confidence would have been high heading into this junior Old Firm clash.

Coaches, David McCallum and Cameron Campbell, named a strong-looking starting XI, with the likes of Aaron Cervantes and Tony Weston only managing to make the bench.

It was all level at the break at 1-1, with Charlie Lindsay netting for the Gers, but the majority of the action was still to come.

Four goals followed after the break and in the end, both teams were forced to settle for a draw.

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Northern Ireland youth international Ross McCausland grabbed one of the second-half goals for the Gers and fellow midfielder Alex Lowry bagged the other.

The squad will be disappointed not to have continued their 100% start to 2021, but there will no doubt be plenty of positives to take from the game.

 

A goal for Charlie Lindsay is certainly one of those.

The 17-year-old attacker, who the Gers officially snapped up from Belfast club Glentoran in the summer following his Player of the Tournament-winning efforts as a guest for the Gers U17s at the Alkass Cup, has had a disrupted start to life in Glasgow due to the pandemic.

Other summer arrivals such as Weston and James Graham have had more luck in front of goal, but Lindsay is an extremely talented player and perhaps this strike against Celtic will give him a confidence boost which he can take into the remainder of the season.

In other news, a £20m striker has taken to social media in a Rangers shirt.

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