In the Colts/B Team’s latest friendly they beat what was essentially a Dundee Colts/B Team side at The Rangers Training Centre on Monday afternoon.

Dundee were first to threaten after three minutes, Euan Mutale cutting in from the left before shooting straight at Mason Munn. Rangers response was to take the lead a minute later, Robbie Fraser’s cross from the right was headed past Tom Welsh by Kemar Roofe at the back post.

Dundee levelled on thirteen minutes, Josh Mitchell’s near post corner from the left was knocked into the net with a neat back heel by Lewis Craik. Five minutes later a miscued clearance from a Dundee defender was picked up by James Graham, he played in Zak Lovelace inside the left of the box but he shot narrowly wide of the far post.

Rangers retook the lead in the next attack, from Zak Lovelace’s pass into the box Paul Nsio showed superb chest control before poking the ball past Tom Welsh. Six minutes before the break Leyton Grant and Mason Munn contrived to gift Dundee an equaliser. Leyton’s pass back could have been better and Mason should have made a better job of dealing with it as the ball bobbled past the keeper and trickled into the net for an own goal.

A minute before the break the visitors took the lead, a free kick from the right was swung into the box where Luke Graham headed past Mason Munn.

Half-Time: Rangers 2 - 3 Dundee

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Six minutes into the second half Zak Lovelace cut in from the left and passed to Archie Stevens who fed the overlapping Connor Allan who was tripped inside the box, Zak Lovelace stepped up but sent the penalty wide of Tom Welsh’s left hand post. A sustained attack saw Rangers level on the hour mark, Zak Lovelace sent a ball over the Dundee defence to James Graham who turned a defender inside the box but was denied by a block from Tom Welsh, the keeper was soon back on his feet to save Archie Stevens effort from the rebound. Rangers immediately attacked again and when Zak Lovelace passed across the face of goal from the left hand byline Archie Stevens forced the ball over the line at the back post.

Rangers were in front five minutes later, Zak Lovelace advanced on the left and played the ball across the box for James Graham to shoot past the keeper. In Rangers next attack Robbie Fraser worked his was along the left hand byline and picked out Thompson Ishaka who shot wide of the keeper’s left hand post.

The same combination carved out another opening, Robbie Fraser advancing on the left, passing inside to Thompson Ishaka who fed James Graham and he saw his shot deflected wide. Robbie Fraser was again the creator in Rangers next attack, his cross saw Tom Welsh dive out to touch the ball away, it arrived at the feet of Zander Hutton who’s powerful net bound shot was parried by the keeper.

Rangers scored a fifth with eight minutes remaining some good interplay setup a shooting chance for James Graham on the edge of the box and he found the net with the aid of a deflection. There was one final chance when Josh Gentles broke through the inside left channel into the penalty area but shot narrowly wide of the far post.

Full-Time: Rangers 5 - 3 Dundee

Rangers: Mason Munn; Connor Allan, Leyton Grant (Zander Hutton 70 Mins), Johnly Yfeko, Robbie Fraser; Mackenzie Strachan, Paul Nsio (Blaine McClure 70 Mins); James Graham; Archie Stevens (Findlay Curtis 72 Mins), Kemar Roofe (Chris Eadie HT (Josh Gentles 72 Mins)), Zak Lovelace (Thompson Ishaka 70 Mins).
Not Used: Alfie Halliwell (Gk).

Dundee: Tom Welsh; Lewis Lorimer, Louis Gray, Luke Graham (Luca Perrie 70 Mins), Chase Scott (Ashton Leiper 70 Mins); Josh Mitchell, Trialist No 8 (Cole Perrie 78 Mins), Lewis Craik; Trialist No 7 (Finlay Allan 70 Mins), Rayan Mohammed (Michael Hunter 70 Mins), Euan Mutale (Daniel Johnson 78 Mins).
Not Used: Ruaridh Lynch (Gk).

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