Rangers B 2 Queen’s Park 0

Two goals by Rangers' Tony Weston mid-way through the second half won the Glasgow Cup tie this afternoon at the Rangers Training Ground.

Coach Marijn Beuker made a few changes from the side that faced Celtic last mont; Grant, Thomson and Reid replaced by Fox, Bannon and Quitongo.

Although Rangers started the game strongly, it was Queen’s with the first chance of the game.

In the fifth minute, from wide left, Ronan Darcy cut inside and fired a powerful strike from 20 yards out, which the Rangers keeper Jay Hogarth managed to get a hand to and deflect onto the crossbar. Jake Davidson followed the ball in and hit the rebound onto the bar before being flagged for offside.

Jake Davidson has a shot

Rangers fought back and had a great opportunity to open the scoring, when a ball from wide left saw Cedric Itten free at the back post, but his shot was easily held by Jacques Heraghty.

Scott Williamson was finding space behind the Rangers defence. In the 18th minute, he had a great run in which he drove down the middle of the Rangers defence, beat two defenders before firing in a shot which was well saved by Hogarth.

In the 39th minute, Queen’s were awarded a penalty, when Jai Quitongo was brought down by Greig Allan inside the Rangers box. Ronan Darcy stepped up and hit a low shop to the keeper’s right. But Hogarth denied the goal with a great save.

Rangers keeper Hogarth saves Ronan Darcy's penalty

Half-time: Rangers B 0 Queen’s Park 0

Queen’s brought on Calum Biggar and Liam McLeish, replacing Jai Quitongo and Alex Bannon, at the start of the second half.

Rangers, with the strong wind behind them, began to dominate possession. Queen’s were limited in their attacks, with Scott Williamson having a shot on goal early in the half.

In the 58th minute Jake Davidson had a superb run starting inside his own half, beating three defenders before cutting the ball back to Ronan Darcy whose shot missed the far post.

Jake Davidson running at the Rangers defence

In the 65th minute Rangers took the lead. An attack down the right resulted a shot being which was parried by Heraghty.  Rangers’ Weston was waiting and knocked the loose ball to the empty  net.

Rangers' Weston pounces on the loose ball to open the scoring

Rangers added a second a few minutes later when McCann was brought down by Jake Davidson at the edge of the Queen’s box.  The delivery struck the wall and Weston pounced on the deflection to score his and rangers second of the day.

Weston adds a second for Rangers

A couple of minutes later, Queen’s made another double substitution replacing Davidson and Lyon with Graham and Mauchin.

Full-time: Rangers B 2 Queen’s Park 0

Rangers: Hogarth, Zukowski, Fraser (Devine, 46), Allen, McClelland, Miller, (Lindsay, 81), Lowry (McCausland, 73), McKinnon, Itten (Weston, 61), McCann, Lyall (Ritchie-Hosler, 73). Subs not used: Cervantes, McInally.

Queen’s Park: Heraghty, Davidson (Graham 75′), Bruce, Lyon (Mauchin 75′), Quitongo (Biggar 45′), Gillies, Fox, Bannon (McLeish 45′), Longstaff, Williamson (Nicol 80′), Darcy. Subs not used: McKenna, McCormick

The City of Glasgow Cup - Table

 PWDLFAGDPts
Rangers Colts43101511410
Queen’s Park42118717
Celtic Colts413010556
Clyde3012213-111
Partick Thistle3003110-90

The City of Glasgow Cup - Fixtures

Round 1 – November/December 2021
Clyde 1 Celtic 1
Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 0

Round 2 – January 2022
Partick Thistle 1 Queen’s Park 2
Celtic 1 Rangers 1

Round 3 – February 2022
Rangers 9 Clyde 0
Queen’s Park 3  Celtic 3

Round 4 – March 2022
Rangers 2 Queen’s Park 0
Partick Thistle v Clyde 

Round 5 – March 2022
Celtic v Partick Thistle
Clyde v Queen’s Park

Semi-finals and Final – April/May 2022

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