Rangers v Sydney Utd – Junior Section Match Report

Jul 30, 2015 | Junior Section | 0 comments

Rangers booked their place in the Junior Globe final with a 2-0 win over battling Sydney Utd.

Sydney Utd has the first chance of the game, with Mirza Muratovic testing the goalkeeper with an early shot. The first goal game from Rangers’ Josh McPake, who took advantage of a poor clearance to slot a cool finish to the right of the Sydney goalkeeper. A second nearly arrived shortly afterwards when Rhys Breen was put through from a fine long ball. The Sydney shot stopper Jacob Botic was more than equal to the initial effort, but the ball was deflected to the feet of McPake who couldn’t hit the target.

Just before half-time the Australians started to increase the pressure and had several chances to equalise, with Dylan Connolly firing a shot across the goal from outside the box and Jacob Gjorsevski and Jack Connelly testing the Rangers’ goalkeeper Brian Kinnear on two occasions.

The second half saw opportunities to score few and far between, and the winning goal came from the Scottish side’s impressive substitute Zak Rudden, who lobbed the goalkeeper to the delight of the visiting supporters.

Sydney never gave up and had a chance in the dying seconds to pull a goal back, Gjorsevski firing a shot but the steady Kinnear between the sticks held firm yet again.

Rangers have a date with County Down in tomorrow’s Junior Globe final, whilst Sydney will lock horns for the second time this week with AS Roma USA. In Tuesday’s group game, the Australian side came out on top 2-0.