Rangers U18s down Motherwell as exciting young strikers deliver
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Rangers U18s down Motherwell as exciting young strikers deliver

Rangers U18s defeated Motherwell 2-1 at Braidhurst on Friday evening as two exciting young strikers found the net.

Cameron Campbell’s side came into this league match on a five-game winning streak in all competitions and they extended that record, although the hosts made them work hard for the three points.

Charlie Lindsay and Greig Allen were both absent from the matchday squad, presumably as they’ll be featuring for the B team at East Kilbride on Saturday afternoon.

However, a decent side was still fielded and the Young Gers were in front at half-time.

Rangy 17-year-old striker Robbie Ure, who has himself featured for the B team at times this season, scored the goal.

Often in recent times, Rangers have pulled away after scoring the first goal, but this was a much closer affair with the visitors only netting once more in the second half but also restricting Motherwell to one to come away with the victory.

15-year-old forward Rory Wilson was the Gers goalscorer from the spot, as his incredible run of form continues.

Strikers Rory Wilson and Robbie Ure delivered as Rangers U18s won at Motherwell.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He bagged a hat-trick against Hearts last week and has now scored in each of his last nine U18 appearances.

The win ensured Rangers stretched their lead at the top of the table to five points, but the chasing pack have all played fewer matches [Rfcyouths.wordpress.com].

Second-placed Dundee United have two games in hand while third-placed Hibs are eight points back but have a whopping six matches in hand.

Meanwhile, a key Rangers first-team player is an injury doubt for Sunday’s Premiership fixture against Hearts.