Rangers U16s crowned league champions after Aberdeen clash
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Rangers U16s crowned league champions after Aberdeen clash

Rangers U16s were crowned league champions on Saturday afternoon, following a 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.

The Young Gers have been in superb form since the early stages of the season when they secured both the SuperCup NI and the Albim Cup in quick succession.

Following those big achievements, the transition back into domestic football was smooth and they have handed out some heavy beatings along the way.

Motherwell succumbed 6-1 at the start of November, while earlier in the week Hamilton were hit for five.

Occasionally, though, there have been closer affairs, such as the 4-3 win over Hibernian, and Saturday’s game against the Dons certainly provided a test.

In the 1.30 pm kick-off at the Hummel Training Centre, the age group side, who were without the prolific Dire Mebude, for once couldn’t find a way past their opposition [Rangers Youth Updates].

In an attempt to break the deadlock, several changes were made in the second half, with Callum Sandilands and Jamie Newton entering the fray, but the game was to eventually peter out into a goalless draw.

Naturally, the players and the staff will have been looking for a victory, but as it turned out, the point was enough to secure them the Club Academy Scotland League title.

With yet another trophy in the bag, let’s hope this is a precursor of domination to come at senior level in a few years time.

After an extremely disappointing defeat for the first team at Hampden on Sunday afternoon, hopefully Bears can take some small solace in the fact that the future continues to look bright.