RANGERS claimed tonight’s City of Glasgow Cup in sensational fashion with an emphatic 3-0 victory at Firhill.
The Light Blues’ under-17s side dominated the game from start to finish, and could even have won by more than their three goal margin.
For captain Danny Finlayson, who had the honour of lifting the trophy, it was a special night and he believes the victory was fully merited.
“It was fantastic,” he told RangersTV. “We dominated the game from start to finish and deserved the win fully. We dominated the midfield and kept a clean sheet which is good for the boys as well.
“It was just a superb performance. It’s not been done in a while, but I knew coming into the game we’d lift the trophy.
“It’s a massive achievement to do it, but that’s what playing at Rangers is all about, it’s what you need to do.
“We had a good briefing before the game on what to do if they went a man down, and how to play, and we obviously came out on top.”
Ciaran Dickson grabbed a double to put Gers 2-0 up at half-time, and he believes Rangers displayed just how good they are as a team.
He explained: “It’s a magnificent feeling. I went into the game wanting to score, but most of all, I wanted to win. It’s a team game and it’s just great to get the two goals and get the win.
“The performance from the boys was excellent. We treated it like a normal game, we went in with high hopes of winning and that’s what happened.
“Tonight we showed how good a team we are up against an excellent opposition too. We have three games left of this season to win the title to do something that hasn’t been done for a while.”
Kai Kennedy then put the seal on victory in the second half, rounding off a superb, sweeping move from back to front.
He too was thrilled with the win, and is now looking to refocus for Gers final three games of the league season as they target the under-17s title.
He added: “We were excellent and deserved it – I thought we played them off the park. I thought I could have done a little bit better in the first half, but I did better in the second half and was pleased to get a goal.
“It was brilliant to go up and get the medal – it’s something I will always remember.
“We’ve now got Hamilton on Sunday – it’s a big game and hopefully we can do the same as we did tonight.”