Rangers U18s were downed 3-1 by Dundee United in St Andrews on Friday afternoon but exciting young striker Rory Wilson continued his stunning form in front of goal.

A lot of players from last season’s CAS League-winning campaign have since made the step up to B team level to take part in the Lowland League.

Tony Weston starred for the U18s last season but has since stepped up to the B team. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The new-look U18 side had been showing excellent form under coach Cameron Campbell in recent weeks, though, dishing out hammerings to St Johnstone, Dundee and Partick Thistle.

However, their good form came to an end on Friday afternoon in Fife.

 

United took the lead in just the 12th minute through Fin Malcolm and the same player beat Gers keeper Jack McConnell to double the hosts’ advantage just nine minutes later.

The Young Gers managed to make it to half-time without sustaining any further damage and Rory Wilson raised hopes of a comeback by nodding home from close range in the 65th minute.

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It was the 15-year-old’s eighth goal already this season and it followed up consecutive hat-tricks against Dundee and Partick Thistle.

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The Rangers U18s lost but Rory Wilson continued his stunning form in front of goal. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

United would ultimately have too much on the day, though, and they restored their two-goal advantage in the 74th minute through Dom Naglik to emerge 3-1 winners.

This is a disappointing result for the group following some emphatic recent wins.

Yet, the stunning form of Wilson remains a major positive, with the young striker continuing to deliver in front of goal despite playing up an age group.

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