Rangers Welcome West Ham United to Ibrox for tonight’s friendly match and our first home game of the season. Of course this is not the ‘real thing’ but a chance to look at some of the new signings and get a feel for the new season.
Rangers name a large pool of players for tonights game;
McLaughlin, Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Barisic, Jack, Lundstram, Kamara, Wright, Čolak, Kent
McGregor, McCrorie, Lawrence, Matondo, Sands, Katic, Kelly, Fashion JR, Arfield, McCann, King, Devine
15 mins – Big Chance West Ham. Antonio in on goal after running off Souttar but McLaughlin spreads himself superbly to block and then punch the second ball behind.
43 mins – CAUTION – A Rangers break springs Kent and he is crudely taken out by Rice 📒
HALF TIME 0-0
Very little goal mouth action, in fact Rangers yet to force a meaningful attack or effort. It’s a hardworking display and the players will certainly benefit from the workout but little to discuss action wise. Barisic has done well and probably the brightest spark in the side. Čolak has worked hard but little service.
HT Subs – Sands for Souttar, Matondo for Wright, Lawrence for Jack
47 mins – GOOOAAAALLLL! It’s Tom Lawrence! Lovely by Tav to Matondo who escapes down the right to pull it back for Lawrence to place home. 1-0 Rangers!
49 mins – GOOOAAALLLLL! It’s Ryan Kent! Brilliant break by Rangers and again Tav finds Lawrence in brilliant position and he rolls in Kent who fires home! 2-0 Rangers!
54 mins – Chance! Cut back for Kamara who skelps over, decent play from Borna and Kent. Rangers enjoying themselves.
57 mins – GOOOAAAALLLLL! It’s Rabbi Matondo, brilliant team move as Lawrence finds Matondo and he just fires it home hard into the roof of the net! 3-0 Rangers!
Rangers have been brilliant since Ht, Lawrence the positioning and Matondo the excitement. It’s faster, Kamara with Lundstram is quicker and we breaking better. All of a sudden Tavernier and Kent have space, West Ham simply haven’t coped at all. Brilliant stuff Rangers!
69 mins – SAVE! Fornals with a great rolling effort into the corner but McLaughlin tips wide!
GOAL! West Ham get one back from Soucek, a bizarre goal really, McLaughlin clearly grabbed from the corner and it drops in. 3-1!
Rangers subs on 73 mins – On Charlie McCann, Adam Devine and Scott Arfield. Off Borna Barisic, Glen Kamara and Ryan Kent.
Game finishes with end to end play but not much happening.
A really good work out for Rangers and the first 15 of the second half was extremely exciting and promising going forward.
FULL TIME RANGERS 3 WEST HAM 1