Rangers U16s maul Motherwell in stunning display, Mebude nets hat-trick
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Rangers U16s maul Motherwell in stunning display, Mebude nets hat-trick

There was another encouraging result for the Academy on Wednesday evening, as Rangers U16s hammered Motherwell at the Hummel Training Centre, courtesy of a Dire Mebude hattrick.

The U16s have been utterly dominant domestically so far this campaign, following a superb first few weeks during which they lifted the SuperCup NI and Albim Cup.

Young forward Robbie Ure’s goalscoring exploits usually have him centre-stage, but although he did feature against ‘Well, a teammate grabbed the headlines this time around.

The Gers took the lead around five minutes in, after Dire Mebude played in Connor Allan, who finished past the keeper.

There was no way back from there for the visitors, and Mebude himself soon got in on the goalscoring act. He took a pop at goal from a free-kick and it went in via a deflection.

It was 2-0 at the break, but as is typical of this U16 group, there was a hunger for more goals in the second period.

The next two were to also come from the feet of Mebude, who guided home a second and then chipped the keeper to secure an impressive hattrick.

As the younger brother of Dapo, he has plenty to live up to in terms of Academy exploits, but he appears to be kicking on after helping Scotland secure a share of the Victory Shield earlier this month.

In the closing stages, substitute Leyton Dunlop added a fifth to round off yet another stunning display for the age-group side.

The games seem to come thick and fast at this level, and it’s great to see the Gers’ dominance continuing.