Durie's Rangers heroes ready for step up

I WATCHED the Rangers Under-20 side play Hearts in the Scottish FA Youth Cup final on Tuesday night - and was delighted to see them win a thrilling match on kicks from the penalty spot.

Loading Comments
Gordon Durie's kids lifted SFA Youth Cup
Gordon Durie's kids lifted SFA Youth Cup

Gordon Durie's kids were so unlucky to lose out on the league title to Celtic by just a point last week.

And then they came up against a Hearts side whose players had 160-odd appearances for the first team between them.

Callum Paterson was a mainstay for Gary Locke's young side as they eventually plunged out of the Premiership, hardly missing a match.

The Jambos all had great experience playing in a division two leagues above the Gers boys, while I think the Light Blues babes had just six first-team appearances between them.

Hearts took about 1,000 fans through to Paisley because they clearly thought they were going to lift the trophy.

So, credit to Rangers for prevailing in what was a classic cup-tie.

There were four goals, extra time was played and it went down to a penalty shoot-out.

And who would have bet that goalkeeper Liam Kelly would have scored a penalty and then saved one from his opposite number?

Rangers may have to depend on some of these lads in the next couple of seasons and, on the evidence of what I saw this week, they will be able to do so.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

My baby news, the Sound of Music and scran at the Scullery.

Times Out



TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Fairytale? My life’s more a horror story

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.