Rangers U18s lost a seven-goal thriller to Kilmarnock on Friday afternoon in a blow to their league title defence, but two exciting young strikers found the net.

After several weeks without a match due to youth internationals, Cameron Campbell named a strong-looking team for the fixture at Rugby Park.

Rangers made an excellent start, too, with Jack Harkness scoring from close range after Rory Wilson had struck a post [Rfcyouths.wordpress.com].

Killie have struggled so far this season but they weren’t ready to roll over here and they stunned the Young Gers by turning things around quickly to take a 2-1 lead with just eleven minutes played.

Yet, the visitors had plenty of firepower of their own and prolific 15-year-old striker Wilson, fresh from playing a starring role for Scotland U17s, got his side back level before Robbie Ure put Rangers back in the lead on the stroke of the interval.

 

Ure has impressed when given playing team in the B team this season, so it was no surprise to see him find the net after dropping back down to age group level.

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Two exciting strikers netted but Rangers U18s lost a seven-goal thriller against Killie at Rugby Park. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

As it turned out, though, three goals wouldn’t be enough to get the visitors anything from the game.

Kilmarnock equalised just before the hour mark and despite having a man sent off for a cynical foul on Wilson, they scored again with around ten minutes remaining to clinch a 4-3 win.

It’s a disappointing result for Rangers, who now look unlikely to defend their title.

Dundee United are the current league leaders, with Hibernian also well-placed with several games in hand.

In other news, Rangers fans have been left stunned after a patently false claim was made by a high-profile columnist.

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