Outstanding Rangers youngster nets last-minute equaliser in youth int'l against strong nation
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Promising Rangers youngster nets last-minute equaliser in youth int'l

Rangers youngster Alex Lowry scored a last-minute equaliser for Scotland U19s in a 1-1 draw with Croatia in Karlovac on Tuesday.

When fit, Lowry has been a standout performer for the Rangers B team this season.

Rangers youngster Alex Lowry swapped Dumbarton for Croatia this week and scored a late equaliser for Scotland U19s. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)

The skilful attacking midfielder was one of four Gers Academy starlets called up for U19s duty for a three-match UEFA Championship Qualifying block, with goalkeeper Jay Hogarth, right-back Adam Devine and midfielder Cole McKinnon the others.

Scotland lost 3-2 to Armenia in their first fixture last Wednesday before defeating Gibraltar 3-0 on Saturday, with Lowry grabbing the opener in the latter match.

Elsewhere, Croatia hammered Gibraltar 7-0 and then easily downed Armenia 2-0, so Scotland’s third and final fixture looked to be the toughest of the lot.

Of the Rangers contingent, only Hogarth started the game and the visitors found themselves 1-0 down in the 29th minute, with Franjo Ivanovic scoring for the hosts.

Scotland were given hope when Ivanovic was sent off on the stroke of the interval, though, and after coming off the bench, Lowry snatched a point with a dramatic equaliser in the final minute of normal time.

With Armenia narrowly defeating Gibraltar 1-0 in their final game, the point wasn’t enough to secure Scotland second spot in the four-team group, but it was still a relatively positive end to the trip for Billy Stark’s side and for Lowry in particular.

The teenager’s attention will now turn back to Rangers, with a B team Lowland League fixture against Broomhill set to take place at Dumbarton on Saturday afternoon.

In other news, Sky Sports have issued an intriguing update on Rangers’ hunt for a new manager.

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