Rangers B produced a strong performance to hammer Broomhill 5-1 in the Lowland League on Saturday afternoon.
It took Rangers just over ten minutes to find their feet at the C&G Systems Stadium but when they did, they cut the visitors open with ease.
Ross McCausland and Cole McKinnon both had efforts saved before the breakthrough finally came in the 17th minute, courtesy of Tony Weston.
The impressive Alex Lowry clipped an inch-perfect pass over the top to find marauding left-back Robbie Fraser and he took a touch to control before crossing for Weston, who diverted home from close range.
Broomhill were very much on the back foot and the Young Gers doubled their advantage just three minutes later. Lowry found Charlie McCann on the edge of the box with a cutback following a corner and the ex-Man United youth took a touch to steady himself before firing past keeper Jamie Smith.
The hosts took their foot off the gas after the second goal with forwards needlessly caught offside on a number of occasions.
Broomhill had created very little, but they got themselves back into the game just a few minutes before half-time. A free-kick from the left wasn’t properly cleared and Findlay Gray found the top right corner with a tidy finish from around the penalty spot.
Rangers started the second period with purpose, though, and quickly restored their two-goal advantage.
Soon after a skewed attempted clearance from a Broomhill defender had hit the crossbar, Cole McKinnon found Kyle McClelland at the back post with a lovely outswinging cross and the skipper powered home a header.
Broomhill’s resistance was fading and in the 59th minute, the hosts made it 4-1 when Lowry capitalised on a defensive error and squared for McCann to finish.
The scoring was completed just four minutes later, when Weston pounced on a slack backpass to go clean through and slide a finish into the bottom right corner, but the Young Gers continued to dominate until the final whistle.
Weston was denied a hat-trick with four minutes remaining by a brilliant save from Smith and McCausland’s curling left-footed effort from range only just missed the top corner.