Rangers B Team recorded a comfortable win over what was a younger Everton side at The Rangers Training Centre on Wednesday afternoon. Everton never really threatened the Rangers goal and Kieran Wright never made a save over the ninety minutes.

Yet Everton had a great chance to open the scoring in the opening minute when the ball was driven across the face of goal from the right and just evading Issac Heath at the back post. On eighteen minutes an Alex Lowry pass inside Jack Butler released Ross McCausland inside the right side of the box with Billy Crellin diverting the shot wide of his near post. Alex Lowry played the corner short to Arron Lyall and from his cross Connor Allan headed narrowly over.

Just over five minutes later Alex Lowry picked up a loose ball and his effort from around twenty-five yards was just wide of the keeper’s right hand post. The game had just passed the half hour mark when Arron Lyall passed to Robbie Fraser wide on the left, his pass inside picked out Alex Lowry who shot at the keeper.

Five minutes before the break Arron Lyall laid the ball off to Alex Lowry but he didn’t get a clean connection on the shot and Billy Crellin saved comfortably. Rangers next chance came when Ross McCausland cut in from the right and ghosted past two defenders into the box but shot over. Rangers took the lead just before the half-time whistle, Zak Lovelace and Josh McPake combined to setup Arron Lyall on the edge of the box and he shot past Billy Crellin.

Half-Time: Rangers 1 - 0 Everton

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Rangers had an early chance after the break when Billy Crellin’s attempted clearance when straight to Thompson Ishaka inside the left side of the penalty area but the keeper redeemed himself, diverting the shot wide of the far post. The keeper the denied Alex Lowry just under ten minutes later, the Rangers attacker side stepped a defender into the box with Billy Crellin touching the net bound shot on to the crossbar.

Rangers doubled their lead on the hour mark, Thompson Ishaka racing clear on the right before cutting inside and shooting across the keeper into the far corner. Five minutes later Thomson Ishaka came close to scoring an incredible goal, dribbling past three defenders inside the box, he poked the ball past Fraser Barsley but Ryan Astley was well placed to clear from the line.

Rangers scored their third goal around the midpoint of the second half, Ross McCausland controlling the ball on the edge of the box and finding the net via the underside of the bar. Rangers came close to a fourth with twelve minutes remaining, Paul Nsio releasing James Graham inside the left side of the box with his shot striking the near post. The final chance came when Zander Hutton broke into the right side of the penalty area but was denied by Fraser Barsley saving at his near post.

Full-Time: Rangers 3 - 0 Everton

Rangers: Kieran Wright; Zander Hutton, Greig Allen (Kristian Webster 67 Mins), Connor Allan, Robbie Fraser (Jamie Newton (67 Mins); Arron Lyall (Paul Nsio 72 Mins), Cole McKinnon (Mackenzie Strachan 33 Mins): Alex Lowry; Ross McCausland, Zak Lovelace (Thompson Ishaka HT), Josh McPake (James Graham 59 Mins).
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Everton: Billy Crellin (Fraser Barsley 59 Mins); Roman Dixon (Odin Samuels-Smith HT), Ryan Astley (Daniel Maher 67 Mins), Brad Moonan (Aled Thomas 59 Mins), Jack Butler (Josh van Schoor 59 Mins); Jenson Metcalfe, Callum Bates ( Harrison Armstrong HT); Matty Apter; (Callum Bates 83 Mins) Jacob Beaumont-Clarke (Harvey Foster 67 Mins), Martin Sherif (George Finney 68 Mins), Issac Heath.
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