Rangers fans in stitches as Colts draw Berwick in newly-renamed cup
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Rangers fans in stitches as Colts draw Berwick in newly-renamed cup

On Wednesday afternoon, Rangers Colts entered the hat for the Challenge Cup.
They will travel to face Berwick Rangers in the first round. It’s a tie which will hold particular interest for Robby McCrorie, who spent time on loan there during the 2017/18 season.

McCrorie is still waiting for his competitive Gers debut. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Should the Young Gers win that initial tie, they will face Stranraer at the second stage.

It wasn’t the outcome of the draw that Rangers fans were focusing on, though. It was the new name for the Challenge Cup which captured their attention.
When the Gers senior team defeated Peterhead to win the trophy back in 2016, it was called the Petrofac Training Cup.

James Tavernier scored from distance in the 2016 final. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)

That name hardly screamed ‘coveted major silverware’. Yet, the new name is just patently ridiculous.
As of 2019, it will be known as the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup…

Thankfully, the days where the Gers senior team were competing at that level are now in the past.
It’s just the Colts who will represent the club this time around. Even so, they will be hoping for a better showing than last season, when the U21s lost 2-1 to Falkirk in the first round.
Judging by these reactions, though, it’ll take the fans a while just to get over the new name.