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  1. A POSITIVE display from Rangers B team saw them beat Vale of Leithen 9-0 in the Lowland League this afternoon. A Ross McCausland hat-trick and a strike from Arron Lyall had Rangers four goals ahead at the break before Lyall, Tony Weston, a Juan Alegria double and Lewis McKinnon added to that in the second-half. David McCallum named three changes to his side from last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Edinburgh University with Kyle McClelland, Mackenzie Strachan and Tony Weston all coming into the starting XI. New signing Juan Alegria was named on the bench this afternoon after joining the club in midweek from FC Honka. Inside the first 10 minutes, the young Gers had a great opportunity to open the scoring. Charlie McCann fed the ball out to the right to find Ross McCausland and the Northern Ireland international cut inside before drilling a left-footed effort at goal but it was well saved by Ross Gilpin. It was McCausland that got the breakthrough with just 14 minutes on the clock. A cross from Robbie Fraser met McCausland in the box and he fired home his first goal of the Lowland League season. Just three minutes later Rangers doubled their advantage as Tony Weston’s cross was touched down by Arron Lyall into the path of McCausland who beat the goalkeeper from close range for his second of the afternoon. McCausland was causing problems for Vale of Leithen and was denied a hat-trick in the 22nd minute as Gilpin stood strong to block the 18-year-old’s shot. The visitors had their first chance of the match from a corner as the ball fell for Andy Martin on the edge of the box but his shot was wide, before Charlie McCann saw a shot flash inches wide at the other end. With 10 minutes until the break, Rangers made it 3-0 with a well-worked goal. Charlie McCann played in Arron Lyall on the edge of the box and he took a touch to create space for himself before driving the ball into the bottom corner of the net. McCausland got his hat-trick in the final stages of the first-half as Robbie Fraser picked him out in the box with a good delivery which he headed in off the post. Into the second-half, Tony Weston scored in the 56th minute as he hit a powerful right-footed shot beyond Ross Gilpin after being picked out in the box by Jack Harkness. Mackenzie Strachan and Arron Lyall both saw shots saved by Ross Gilpin shortly after. Lyall did get his second of the afternoon in the 63rd minute with a fantastic finish from the edge of the box as he curled a shot into the back of the net. On his Rangers debut, Juan Alegria saw an effort go just wide of the post before Murray Miller had a goal disallowed for offside. In the 82nd minute, that debut goal did come for Alegria. A ball forward by Greig Allen was touched on by Ross McCausland to the Colombian who made no mistake in drilling home a powerful shot. Just a minute later Lewis McKinnon got in on the scoring as he diverted an Arron Lyall corner goal bound. Alegria made it a double on his debut in the final stages of the game as he drove towards goal before slotting a low shot beyond Gilpin. RANGERS: Cervantes, Harkness, Fraser, McClelland (Allen, 53), MacKinnon, Strachan, Lyall, Miller, Weston (Alegria, 60), McCann (Dunlop, 53), McCausland. Subs: Budinauckas, Ewen, McKinnon, Lowry Vale of Leithen: Gilpin, McParland, Martin, Crolla, Munro, Afedzie-Hayford, Sykes, Aitken, Melvin, Stewart, Kerr. Subs: Meechan, Rossi
  2. I'd love to, but it seems Ando and / or his brother are watching this thread and complain to the site admins if I put the detail on. I did try, but it was deleted
  3. An update from the Vice Chairman: I wonder if Ando got his £4000.....
  4. Parachute payment for The Vale?
  5. Another heavy defeat for Vale last night - 7-1 loss to East Kilbride. Their Twitter account was fairly active until the manager and his brother departed, so it suggests one of them was responsible for the feed...perhaps they're refusing to share the account details and password?
  6. New manager appointed? Don't see anything on the club's web page or Twitter feed. Edited......
  7. No problem Casey Jones, hope all's well and I look forward to normality being reestablished one day
  8. @Casey Jones No longer doing his match reports? Always looked forward to the reports
  9. This thread might be worth creating now that the VoL manager has resigned. Vale of Leithen FC @ValeLeithen MANAGER DEPARTURE After six years at the club, manager Chris Anderson has stepped down. We would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future. All chat, insight etc. I understand he couldn't get players in. The ones he did get it weren't considered good enough. Then players left, wanted to leave or refused to play. Crazy money being spent which concerned some of the committee. And he kept playing himself which didn't go down well. Did he fall, or was he pushed?
  10. Stressful times indeed. These guys work hard to keep things going and have kept churning away during COVID - new lights, ground improvements, sponsorship etc. Looks like the effort has taken its toll. Hopefully they'll get the support the club needs.
  11. Noticed this on another site - regarding the Lowland League results on the BBC showing Abandoned: The tables, fixtures and results information on the BBC Sport website and BBC Red Button are provided by an external supplier. We’re aware of a continuing issue with the results for the Lowland League......... and we are investigating with our supplier and hope to resolve the issue quickly.
  12. Great stuff Ryan. Yourself and David have, and are providing a great reference for many people. Football at the 'lower' level has always been of huge interest to many - we now have some numbers that we can match with that interest.
  13. As you say, it's like a kids Christmas wish list. But no detail on how you're going to pay for it. In this case, how are you going to achieve it....especially when they've had years to do so many of the aims in the male game; and failed.
  14. So much aggression DotL, you having a bad day?
  15. For emphasis Benidorm, for emphasis.
  16. Hypocrite If you accuse someone of being a hypocrite, you mean that they pretend to have qualities, beliefs, or feelings that they do not really have. I'm happy with the use of the word in this instance - but I'm happy to be educated by your goodself if you feel it necessary?
  17. Hates the Old Firm Reads the Old Firm fans forums Calls THEM hypocrites !
  18. What's your point GordonS? I've been to Linlithgow and seen the same scenario. I've seen the same scenario in a number of grounds all over the country. It isn't an Old Firm thing.
  19. The national team 'have players from other countries' too.......
  20. Those in charge of the Scottish game are really a bunch of clueless cretins accountable to no one. Come the revolution.....
  21. So you have the proven that you have the self control to limit your drinking. That alone is a positive and something to be proud of. Life is difficult at the best of times and you're not the only one struggling. You've put your feeling down for others to read - many other sufferers keep it inside.....but their struggles are there, just not visible. Set yourself a goal for today, tomorrow, the rest of the week. Walk 1 mile. Set off late at night if you're uncomfortable with people about. Pick up the pace as the days progress. Increase the length of the walk to something that you can make, but feel exhausted after completing it. Keep a record of the steps etc. and look at it regular to see the progress. Small steps as they day. The benefits will soon show. Weight loss, fitter, improved sleep patterns. From being ashamed of yourself - you'll start to be proud. If you're a TV watcher - run through some simple exercises every time the adverts come on....keep a note of the numbers and watch them increase each day. The body is a phenomenal thing and will adapt very quickly to the demands. Push yourself and watch the changes......
  22. Stand in a train station and ask the fans who are heading to the game? Or the fanzone?
  23. I think they'll say different: Charlie Adam Fraser Aird Chris Burke John Fleck Billy Gilmour Alan Hutton Andrew Little Steven MacLean Lewis Macleod Ross McCormack Ross McCrorie Robbie McCrorie Dylan McGeouch Allan McGregor Barrie McKay Glenn Middleton Nathan Patterson Andrew Shinnie Steven Smith Danny Wilson ....and that's just a quick list.
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