Rangers development side ran out 4-0 winners against a combined Hearts and Falkirk XI yesterday at the Falkirk stadium. The match was set up in aid of former footballer David Hagen, who played for all three clubs and suffers from Motor Neurone Disease.
Footballingwise it was a game which Rangers completely dominated. That’s despite there being no goals in the first half.
The scoring was opened in the 67th minute through Josh McPake. Defender Lewis Mayo doubled the lead, Zak Rudden made it three and Josh McPake grabbed a brace with two minutes to go.
But the real winner was David Hagen as supporters turned out to help raise money for his continued care and support.
Hagen spent five years at Ibrox
The former midfielder spent five years at Ibrox in the late 80s and early 90s, and was there at the beginning of the 9IAR years. John Brown was part of the team which set the match up.
He would go on to play for Hearts but Falkirk is his home now after five years at the club. He still stays in Falkirk to this day.
David Hagen suffers from the same disease that former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen has. Motor Neurone Disease, or ALS in the US, is a degenerative disease that means muscles get weaker over time.
If you’d like to donate to David Hagen’s cause then you can do so here.
There is also more information about MND available online here.