Kilmarnock 17s 1-5 Rangers 17s
An eventful game at Grange Academy saw the U17s lose to Gers with a scoreline that flatters Rangers. Killie started well and missed a couple of chances to go in front before Rangers took the lead after 20 mins. The game was then held up for over half an hour as Killie midfielder Toni Coyle collapsed in the centre circle. An ambulance had to be called and she was taken to Crosshouse hospital.
HT 0-1 Rangers
Killie started the 2nd half much better, showing technical flair in the game with some neat play in the midfield and wide areas before a nasty head knock to midfielder Lauren McCulloch resulted in her also being whisked off to hospital. Killie tried to regroup but fell behind to a breakaway goal. Cobi Welsh then pulled one back for the home side with a header, 1-2 Rangers. The young Kilmarnock side rallied and were starting to dominate the game, but Rangers came back and started to pick Kilmarnock off on the break scoring a further three goals without reply. Rangers probably shaded possession and chances created but Killie battled on, unfortunately they couldn't match their recent form of their previous 3-4 matches.
The U17's will need to pick themselves up and prepare for next weekends home game against Hamilton Accies, hopefully learning from the mistakes as most of the goals conceded could have been prevented.
Good news is that both Toni and Lauren are making full recoveries after their visits to hospital. Thanks to the referee for helping the girls out with water breaks during the game.