RANGERS drew with Dundee United in the CAS Under-18 League this evening.
It brought the Gers winning run to an end as Chris McKee’s strike was cancelled out by a Rhys Caves effort in the second-half.
The Light Blues started well and on the 14th minute Nathan Young-Coombes got through on goal but goalkeeper Reece Beveridge was out quick to deny the Gers number 9 a clean shot on target.
The break-through did come just a few minutes later as Robbie Fraser played the ball forward to Chris McKee with the striker taking a touch beyond a defender before slotting a low effort into the back of the net.
McKee was again causing problems a few minutes later as he found space on the left to swing a cross into the box in search of fellow Northern Irishman Ross McCausland but the ball was turned behind for a corner by Flynn Duffy.
From that corner the Gers came almost doubled their advantage as Robbie Fraser’s ball found Kyle McClelland with the defender’s header bouncing off the bar.
David McCallum’s side were again denied by the crossbar on the 34th minute. It was another good delivery into the box by Robbie Fraser which found Ross McCausland but his powerful effort hit the woodwork.
Rangers were pushing for a second before the break as another corner taken by Fraser fell to captain Murray Miller on the edge of the box but his shot was pushed wide by Beveridge.
Nathan Young-Coombes came close from a set-piece, as he stepped up to take a free-kick on the edge of the box with his effort drifted just wide.
David McCallum made one change to his side at the break as Nathan Young-Coombes was replaced by Dire Mebude.
Early in the second 45, a short corner taken by Umaro Balde fell to Chris McKee on the edge of the box but his shot was held comfortably by Beveridge.
Dundee United got themselves back into the game just five minutes into the second-half as Rhys Caves won the ball back on the edge of the Rangers box before firing into the back of the net.
Just a few minutes later Balde thought he had the Gers back in front as he had Robbie Fraser’s cross in the back of the net but the referee disallowed the goal for handball.
Rangers saw shots from Matthew Henderson and Ross McCausland go just wide as they looked to get back in front.
In the last 10 minutes substitute McKenzie Strachan had a shot at goal as the ball fell for him on the edge of the box but it was saved by Beveridge as both sides shared the points.
Rangers: Budinauckas, Henderson, Fraser, Balde (Strachan, 81), O’Connor (Semple, 61), McClelland, McCausland, Miller, Young-Coombes (Mebude, 46), Ritchie-Hosler, McKee. Subs: Thackray, Ure.