Rare Young Gers slip-up as exciting strikers draw blank in shock Lowland League defeat
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Rangers B in rare slip-up as strikers draw blank in Lowland League loss

Rangers B slipped to a rare defeat in the Lowland League on Saturday, losing 1-0 to mid-table Bo’ness United.

The Young Gers have been excellent so far this season, performing impressively in the league as well as progressing in both the SPFL Trust Trophy and the UEFA Youth League.

Leon King has been a big player for the B team so far this season. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

A number of players have stood out, including Alex Lowry, Charlie McCann and Adam Devine, while strikers Tony Weston, Ross McCausland and Juan Alegria have been in the goals.

However, the attackers didn’t fire at Newtown Park on Saturday afternoon.

Even though Leon King and Chris McKee missed out through injury, David McCallum named a strong-looking starting XI, with Jay Hogarth back between the sticks following a stint with the first team.

Rangers only mustered two decent chances in the first half, with Alegria denied in a one-on-one situation and Lowry shooting wide following good work from Devine.

The visitors were then hit with what would prove to be a fatal blow just seconds before the interval, with Murray Carstairs netting for Bo’ness.

McCallum made a number of substitutions in the second half, with Weston, Charlie Lindsay and Arron Lyall all coming off the bench, but they didn’t manage to create clear openings and slipped to just a fourth defeat in 16 Lowland League matches.

Former Blackpool starlet Tony Weston has eleven for the season in the Lowland League but he couldn’t rescue Rangers B off the bench. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Young Gers remain second in the table, but with leaders Bonnyrigg Rose winning at Broomhill, they are now ten points off top spot with two games in hand.

On Friday night, Rangers U18s lost a seven-goal thriller but two exciting young forwards found the net.

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