Rangers fans have lauded teenage attacker Charlie Lindsay after he scored a sensational free-kick during the 4-4 Alkass Cup draw with the Aspire Academy on Monday.
The Young Gers won the prestigious Doha-based youth tournament last season, with several talented individuals excelling on the big stage.
Nathan Young-Coombes was a regular goalscorer during that campaign, while Kai Kennedy, who has since gone on to make his debut for the first team, was named player of the tournament.
This year, it looks like it’s Lindsay’s time to shine, after two impressive early performances.
He netted a late winner against Suwon Samsung over the weekend, before putting in a Man of the Match display in this most recent fixture.
Wearing the captain’s armband, Lindsay scored twice and played a significant part in Rory Wilson’s late equaliser.
It was the 15-year-old’s first goal that was his most impressive contribution, though.
Standing over a free-kick wide on the left side around 30 yards from goal, it looked like the only option was to whip in an inswinging cross. Yet, the youngster had other ideas, going for goal and catching the ‘keeper off guard, as the long-range effort sailed into the top right corner.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 17, 2020
It was a stunning effort from Lindsay, who became the youngest ever player to represent Belfast club Glentoran’s first team, when he made his debut as a substitute in the County Antrim Shield, earlier in the season.
When the main Rangers Twitter account retweeted the Youth Academy account’s footage of the goal, plenty of Bears showered him with praise.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
One of the best on the pitch in that game. Involved in every creative attack. Bright future if he keeps a level head. 🔥🔥🔥
— 𝕮𝖗𝖆𝖎𝖌 𝕽𝖔𝖇𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖘𝖔𝖓 (@CraigCrgrob83) February 18, 2020
Pick it out
— OnlyAnExcuse (@OnlyAnExcuse) February 17, 2020
— Al Murray (@almurray98) February 17, 2020
What a strike! #WellPlayed
— Pedro UK (@LoyalKirkie) February 17, 2020
Don’t care who you put in goal no one is saving that
— SeanRJC (@SeanRJC1872) February 18, 2020
— Marlene Edgar (@MarleneEdgar3) February 18, 2020
What a goal son!!!
— Gaz (@GazScott1988) February 18, 2020
— can’t use name SNP watclist 👀 (@scotlandsaidno_) February 17, 2020