Tony Weston double seals win for Rangers B in City of Glasgow Cup
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Tony Weston double seals win for Rangers B in City of Glasgow Cup

Rangers B have rounded off the first stage of the City of Glasgow Cup with an unbeaten record after a win over Queen’s Park made it three wins and a draw for the Light Blues.

David McCallum’s place now wait to discover who they will face in the semis after Tony Weston scored a double after coming off the bench against the League One side this afternoon.

There was an end-to-end start to the clash at Auchenhowie as the Spiders managed to avoid an early scare as Cedric Itten’s effort was cleared off the line having already seen an effort of their own pushed onto the crossbar in a breathless opening ten minutes.

The Gers started to take control of proceedings, carving out a number of chances, Itten and Kyle McClelland both going close for David McCallum’s side.

The Spiders had chances of their own, Scott Williamson firing wide five minutes after some excellent work by the visitors.

Just a few moments later, Rangers had Hogarth to thank for keeping the scorelines level, the Gers keeper denying Queen’s Park’s Ronan Darcy from the penalty spot

There was a change at the break for the Light Blues, Adam Devine coming on for Robbie Fraser and he almost had an immediate impact, seeing an effort go just past the back post as the second-half started in a similar vein to the first.

The Gers would make a second change soon afterwards, Itten coming off the be replaced by Tony Weston after an hour, and the Englishman took just minutes to change the game.

Weston has been in prolific form for Rangers yet continually finds himself pushed out of the starting XI to accommodate the likes of Itten and Juan Alegria.

After some excellent work by Aaron Lyall and Cole McKinnon saw a shot by the latter palmed out by the keeper, Weston was in the right place to finish and finally break the deadlock.

Five minutes later, Weston had his second, this time reacting quickest when an effort from Alex Lowry was spilled and the former Blackpool youngster again found himself perfectly positioned to fire home.

Rangers almost added a third through Ross McCausland late on, his effort going inches past the post as the Gers saw the game out.

Rangers: Hogarth, Zukowski, Fraser, Allen, McClelland, Miller, Lowry, McKinnon, Itten, McCann, Lyall.
Subs: Cervantes, Devine, Ritchie-Hosler, Lindsay, Weston, McCausland, McInally.

Meanwhile, Rangers could benefit from major format changes in the UEFA Champions League from season 2024/2025.

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