Rangers B pulled off a superb 2-1 win over East Kilbride in Dumbarton thanks to a ‘fantastic’ late strike from a player ‘on the same path as Nathan Patterson’.

The Young Gers started their Lowland League campaign excellently, with wins over Bo’ness United, the Spartans and East Stirlingshire, all without conceding a goal.

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Highly-rated defender Leon King has been turning out for the B team in the Lowland League. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

They were given a wake-up call in the form of a 3-1 defeat to Civil Service Strollers late last month but bounced back on Sunday afternoon with a victory over title favourites EK.

Kyle McClelland captained the side, while former Man United starlet Charlie McCann made his debut in midfield.

It was a player who joined the Gers last summer that opened the scoring, though, with former Blackpool starlet Tony Weston finding the net in the 17th minute with a shot from 20 yards.

Tony Weston (pictured) opened the scoring for Rangers B before a player ‘on the same path’ as Patterson netted a late winner. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

EK have struggled for early season form but they got themselves back into the contest, with Neil McLaughlin scoring two minutes after the interval.

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Chances followed for both sides but it was the Gers who would eventually snatch all three points, with Adam Devine finding the bottom right corner with a ‘fantastic effort’ from distance in the 85th minute.


18-year-old right-back Devine spent time on loan at Brechin City last season, with then-manager Michael Paton asserting that Rangers believe him to be ‘on the same path as Nathan Patterson’ [Brechincity.com].

Luke Kenny was sent off for the visitors in the 88th minute after taking out Arron Lyall and the Gers saw out a short period of injury time before celebrating their return to winning ways.

B team coach David McCallum asked for a reaction following the defeat to the Strollers and he certainly got it.

Elsewhere this weekend, a former Rangers player scored a fine goal for a club who have stolen a march on the Light Blues.

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