The Rangers B team dished out yet another Lowland League hammering on Saturday, downing Berwick Rangers 6-1 at Shielfield Park.
Confidence would have been high amongst the group following a 3-0 win over Hammarby on Tuesday night and David McCallum welcomed back ex-Man United starlet Charlie McCann who is ineligible for the UEFA Youth League.
It didn’t take the visitors long to impose themselves, either, with left-back Robbie Fraser scoring the opening goal in the eighth minute.
Highly-rated centre-back Leon King doubled the advantage in the 21st minute but the hosts weren’t about to roll over and they responded almost instantly, pulling one back through Sean Stewart.
The Young Gers simply had too much quality in the final third, though, and they would score twice more to take a 4-1 lead into the interval.
Rising star Alex Lowry, making his first start since returning from injury, scored the first of them with an ‘unbelievable’ free-kick from 25 yards, before Northern Ireland youth international Ross McCausland backed up his brace against Hammarby by finding the top corner with a shot from the edge of the box.
29' 1-3 | GOAL!! Unbelievable effort from Alex Lowry who takes the free kick from about 25 yards out and fires it in the net🔥 pic.twitter.com/F5fS7feMRR
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) October 2, 2021
Four minutes into the second half, captain Kyle McClelland put the Gers 5-1 up with an emphatic header and Tony Weston took his tally for the season to ten and completed the scoring in the 74th minute with a smart finish after being played in by right-back Adam Devine.
With league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose also winning, David McCallum’s side remain four points back in second place but still have two games in hand.
It was a second strong result of the weekend for the Academy after the U18s defeated the league leaders on Friday night.