RANGERS Development squad were beaten 5-1 in this afternoon’s friendly away to Huddersfield.

The Gers were 1-0 down at the break, with Eros Grezda netting an equaliser on the 57th minute, but three goals in the final 25 minutes gave the hosts the victory.

Huddersfield had an early chance as Kian Harratt headed just wide from an Isaac Mbdnza cross, before Kieran Wright denied Ben Jackson an opener with a good save.

Wright was again called into action just a few minutes later as he blocked a shot from Josh Koroma.

The young Gers threatened as Jamie Barjonas saw his shot blocked before Serge Atakayi’s effort was pushed away but the Huddersfield goalkeeper.

Just before the half-hour mark Atakayi had another shot at goal after being played in by Eros Grezda but his strike was pushed over the bar by the keeper.

Kieran Wright produced another good save on the 36th minute as he denied another shot at goal from Josh Koroma.

However, Huddersfield did get their breakthrough just a few minutes later as Koroma picked up on a loose ball and curled an effort into the back of the net.

Early in the second half Ben Williamson saw his shot drift just over the bar as Rangers searched for an equaliser.

That goal did come on the 57th minute as Eros Grezda curled a right-footed effort from distance beyond the Huddersfield keeper.

The Gers were only level for 8 minutes however, as Huddersfield again edged in front as Reece Brown dipping shot snuck in at the post beyond Lewis Budinauckas.

The third came on the 70th minute as Edmonds-Green headed a corner back across goal with Isaac Mbenza heading home from close range.

With nine minutes remaining, Huddersfield were awarded a penalty as Jamie Barjonas fouled Josh Koroma inside the box. Mbenza stepped-up to take the spot-kick and scored his second of the afternoon.

Huddersfield added a fifth on the 86th minute as Matty Daly’s looping effort landed in the back of the net.

Rangers: Wright (Budinauckas, 60), O’Connor (Patterson, 46), Butterworth, Finlayson, McClelland, Williamson (Dickson, 75) Grezda, Miller (Ritchie-Hosler, 75), Young-Coombes (Mebude, 60), Barjonas, Atakayi. Subs: Budinauckas, Kennedy, Maxwell, Dickson, Ritchie-Hosler.

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