Exciting attackers deliver as Gers U18s hit Championship club youths for eight in RTC hammering
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Rangers U18s hit Championship club youths for eight in Rangers Training Centre hammering

Rangers U18s produced an outstanding display to hammer Morton U18s 8-1 at the Rangers Training Centre on Sunday [Rangers Youth Updates].

The B team grabbed headlines on Saturday for a 9-1 mauling of Gretna 2008 in the Lowland League and their performance may well have inspired Cameron Campbell’s U18s.

Rangers B hammered Gretna 2008 at Dumbarton on Saturday and the U18s mauled Morton at Auchenhowie on Sunday. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)

The hosts named an attacking lineup, with exciting young forwards Robbie Ure, Rory Wilson and James Graham all included in the starting XI.

Ure has been involved at B team level already this season, Wilson has been in outstanding form in front of goal and former Ross County youth Graham, who had trials with Man United and Liverpool before joining the Gers, is back in action following a long-term injury.

The trio were no doubt relishing the chance to play together and it didn’t take them long to take the game away from the visitors.

After Ure opened the scoring around the ten-minute mark, the floodgates opened. By half-time, the Young Gers were 7-0 up, with Ure completing a hat-trick and Wilson and Graham each grabbing a brace.

Understandably, the hosts took their foot off the pedal a little in the second half and a number of substitutions were made.

Coach Campbell will be disappointed that Morton managed to grab a goal of their own in the 65th minute, but there was still another to come for the Gers, with an own goal completing the scoring ten minutes later.

It’s an excellent result for the age-group side and it means that there have been 22 goals scored in three matches by Rangers teams this weekend, with the first team, B team and U18s all blowing away their respective opponents.

South of the border, an exciting Academy product received a standing ovation following an all-action debut for an EFL club.

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