RANGERS under-20s were given a stern test at the Nuneaton Tournament this weekend by PSV Eindhoven’s reserves and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ under-23s.
On day one of the tournament, the Light Blues were defeated 3-1 by the impressive Dutch outfit. 2-0 up at half-time, they then made it 3-0 on 78 minutes.
Then, with five minutes to go, Zak Rudden gave his side something to take from the game as his curling effort from out on the left wing found the opposite corner of the goal.
Onto day two, and Gers came up against Wolves’ under-23s. In that game, Jordan Rossiter, appearing for the 20s side, put them ahead with an unstoppable drive early-on.
Wolves turned the game on its head with goals either side of half-time before Aidan Wilson came up with a late equaliser for Graeme Murty’s men.
The tournament was won overall by PSV, who defeated Liverpool in their second match on the Sunday.
Meanwhile, over the water in Northern Ireland, the under-16s rounded off their Super Cup campaign with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Club NI to finish the prestigious tournament in third place.
Having gone down 2-0 to GPS Bayern in the semi-final on Thursday, the young Gers drew 2-2 in normal time before claiming the win from the penalty mark.
Kai Kennedy was named joint player of the tournament for the Light Blues.