Rangers U16s defeat Hibernian in seven-goal thriller
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Rangers U16s defeat Hibernian in seven-goal thriller

Following on from the Colts’ big win over Wrexham at Ibrox on Saturday, Rangers U16s recorded an impressive victory over Hibernian on Sunday afternoon.

It was a free-scoring affair at the Hummel Training Centre, with Robbie Ure grabbing the first goal of the game after 15 minutes with a shot from distance.

Connor Allan, who like Ure has enjoyed an excellent campaign in front of goal, then doubled the advantage shortly before the interval, having been played in by Mackenzie Strachan.

The break halted momentum somewhat and Hibs got themselves back into the contest courtesy of a penalty from Connor Young after an hour.

This gave the Young Bears a wakeup call, though, and they restored breathing space courtesy of a strike from Dire Mebude, one of several players in this side who recently helped Scotland win a share of the Victory Shield.

Shortly afterwards, Leyton Dunlop got in on the act, notching his team’s fourth, having been teed up by Allan.

At this stage, it looked like a question of how many, but a late Hibs rally almost spoiled the afternoon.

A Gers defensive error saw the Edinburgh club notch a second of the game before Robbie Hamilton scored directly from a corner in the 87th minute.

That third made it a nervy last few moments, but the U16s managed to see it through.

While it could have been more comfortable, in the end, it’s another impressive result for this age group outfit, who are having an outstanding season, following their SuperCup NI and Albim Cup triumphs.