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June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 3

Rangers FC 6 - 2 Newcastle

June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 3, Rangers FC vs. Newcastle (Wed May 27)


                           Rangers FC  |  Newcastle
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-5-1 A
                          Gazza Grant  |  Tony Glendinning
                                       |
                         A_Peruzzi GK  |  GK T_Conner
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF S_D_Gibson
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF I_Hart
                         F_Ricksen DF  |  DF T_Haas
                       B_Bambinino DF  |  DF S_Logan
                         I_Perisic MF  |  MF K_Porborsky
                           L_Diame MF  |  MF A_Karnak
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF Robinho
                        Ianis_Hagi MF  |  MF B_Matuidi
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  MF Ze_Roberto
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW O_Bierhoff
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB W_Hunt
                           J_Pedro SUB |  SUB A_Ramos
                        F_Le_Boeuf SUB |  SUB F_Moussa
                            J_Cole SUB |  SUB W_Zaha
                           G_Botti SUB |  SUB Geminiho

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 3  :(rfc) B_Bambinino skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 4  :(rfc) K_Rekik skips the challenge from I_Hart
          ...  K_Rekik rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 4  :(nwt) Ze_Roberto brings it under control
          ...  He takes on B_Bambinino
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in O_Bierhoff!
          ...  O_Bierhoff looks to see where A_Peruzzi is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  A_Peruzzi gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 5  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  R_Acquafresca smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But T_Conner comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 6  :(nwt) K_Porborsky boots it towards B_Matuidi
          ...  B_Matuidi throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Porborsky chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  H_Rodellega belts it clear
Min. 8  :(rfc) H_Rodellega takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  H_Rodellega swings in the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Conner was left standing
          ...  And Rangers FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Newcastle ...
Min. 9  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  O_Bierhoff fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 11 :(nwt) S_D_Gibson races into the box
          ...  He sees O_Bierhoff lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  The cross hits O_Bierhoff on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  A_Peruzzi gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by A_Peruzzi !!
Min. 13 :(rfc) L_Diame runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Jack
          ...  S_Logan tackles cleanly
Min. 16 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca knocks the ball past S_Logan
          ...  R_Acquafresca blasts it at the goal !
          ...  T_Conner gets a hand to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He just couldn't keep it out!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 Newcastle ...
Min. 16 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca pushes it past S_Logan
          ...  B_Matuidi with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!! or f$k OFF!! cant make it out
          ...  C_V_Carballo warns him
Min. 17 :(rfc) F_Ricksen back heels to find R_Acquafresca in space
          ...  T_Haas dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 17 :(nwt) Ze_Roberto is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  I_Hart latches onto the ball
          ...  I_Hart with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  A_Peruzzi can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  A_Peruzzi has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 18 :(nwt) O_Bierhoff sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Intercepted by F_Ricksen
Min. 19 :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Ze_Roberto hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ianis_Hagi hits it into the box!
          ...  B_Bambinino with the header
          ...  But T_Conner just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 21 :(rfc) R_Jack has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Acquafresca collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But T_Conner just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 23 :(rfc) I_Perisic takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Ianis_Hagi
          ...  Ianis_Hagi looks to see where T_Conner is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  T_Conner parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 24 :(nwt) Ze_Roberto turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to B_Matuidi
          ...  B_Matuidi attempts to nutmeg A_Peruzzi!
          ...  A_Peruzzi with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 25 :(rfc) Rangers FC made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 25 :(nwt) Robinho knocks it forward
          ...  G_Grant slips
          ...  A_Karnak gets to it!
          ...  A powerful header from A_Karnak !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  A_Peruzzi is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  A_Peruzzi looks very relieved!
Min. 27 :(nwt) I_Hart is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  B_Matuidi latches onto the ball
          ...  G_Grant takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 28 :(rfc) L_Diame with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  Good sliding challenge from T_Haas
Min. 28 :(nwt) Robinho sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to S_D_Gibson
          ...  S_D_Gibson leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  A_Peruzzi makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 30 :(rfc) R_Jack slumps to the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 30 :(rfc) J_Cole is being brought on
          ...  R_Jack is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 30 :(nwt) K_Porborsky runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to A_Karnak
          ...  A_Karnak with a blistering shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 31 :(nwt) B_Matuidi turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to O_Bierhoff
          ...  O_Bierhoff has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 33 :(rfc) H_Rodellega picks up the pass
          ...  Ze_Roberto with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  J_Cole shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to R_Acquafresca instead
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by R_Acquafresca !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  C_V_Carballo talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 3-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 36 :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from I_Hart
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic swings it in!
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the header
          ...  T_Conner is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  It's his 3rd of the game!!
          ...  And that takes his tally to 10 for the season!!
          ...  Rangers FC 4-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 36 :(nwt) Ze_Roberto slides the ball across to O_Bierhoff
          ...  O_Bierhoff has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But A_Peruzzi tips it behind
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 37 :(nwt) A defence splitting pass from O_Bierhoff to A_Karnak
          ...  But G_Grant wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 40 :(rfc) G_Grant finds the run of L_Diame
          ...  L_Diame with a powerful downward header!
          ...  T_Conner gets his fingertips to it
Min. 41 :(nwt) S_D_Gibson sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to O_Bierhoff
          ...  B_Bambinino with a bad challenge
          ...  C_V_Carballo reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(nwt) T_Haas knocks the ball past Ianis_Hagi
          ...  T_Haas looks to see where A_Peruzzi is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But A_Peruzzi punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Cole
          ...  J_Cole tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  C_V_Carballo talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 5-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 43 :(nwt) Robinho holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Ze_Roberto
          ...  Ze_Roberto with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But A_Peruzzi dives to his left
          ...  I think A_Peruzzi just got a hand on that one
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 5-1 Newcastle

Min. 46 :(rfc) L_Diame unselfishly heads the ball back to R_Acquafresca
          ...  S_Logan brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 47 :(nwt) Ze_Roberto takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from G_Grant
Min. 49 :(rfc) L_Diame is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  R_Acquafresca latches onto the end of it
          ...  But S_D_Gibson wins the ball
Min. 50 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf replaces G_Grant to play as a DF
Min. 51 :(nwt) A_Karnak slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  A_Karnak with a little chip!
          ...  But A_Peruzzi tips it behind
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 58 :(nwt) O_Bierhoff takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  B_Bambinino gathers up the loose ball
Min. 60 :(nwt) O_Bierhoff twists his ankle!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 60 :(nwt) Geminiho will replace O_Bierhoff and play FW
Min. 61 :(rfc) L_Diame with a smart pass to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega looks to see where T_Conner is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  T_Conner with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by F_Le_Boeuf!
          ...  T_Conner reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 63 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf finds himself in acres of space
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_Conner was beaten there!
Min. 67 :(rfc) I_Perisic has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past T_Haas
          ...  He knocks it to R_Acquafresca!
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the crafty shot!
          ...  T_Conner claws it off the line
          ...  C_V_Carballo consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  But it's been ruled out!
          ...  The ref seen a foul
          ...  Angry players surround the ref!
          ...  But he just waves them away!
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  But I_Hart wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 72 :(nwt) A_Karnak curls the ball out wide to B_Matuidi
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by F_Ricksen
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 73 :(nwt) A_Karnak finds Geminiho on the edge of the box
          ...  R_Acquafresca muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
Min. 74 :(nwt) K_Porborsky runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho drives the shot in!
          ...  A_Peruzzi makes a good save
Min. 77 :(rfc) L_Diame with a simple pass to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It floats over T_Conner
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 80 :(rfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  G_Botti will come on for R_Acquafresca and play FW
Min. 81 :(rfc) G_Botti with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows S_D_Gibson a clean set of heals
          ...  A delicate header from G_Botti !
          ...  T_Conner falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Conner looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  Rangers FC 6-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 82 :(nwt) F_Moussa comes on for K_Porborsky and takes up a MF role
Min. 82 :(nwt) W_Zaha is going to be brought on
          ...  Robinho is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 83 :(nwt) W_Zaha with a glorious long pass to Geminiho
          ...  Intercepted by F_Ricksen
Min. 84 :(nwt) Geminiho cuts inside F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Geminiho gets his head to the ball !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 86 :(rfc) J_Cole floats the ball in to find G_Botti
          ...  S_Logan takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(nwt) Geminiho nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Geminiho strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  A_Peruzzi moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Too little too late for Newcastle surely!
          ...  Rangers FC 6-2 Newcastle ...

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 139,054
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : R_Acquafresca (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Rodellega (8), R_Acquafresca (16,33,36), J_Cole (43), G_Botti (81)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Bambinino (41)
Injured              : R_Jack (30)
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Newcastle Match Info
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Best player          : O_Bierhoff
Scorers              : O_Bierhoff (31), Geminiho (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : O_Bierhoff (9), Ze_Roberto (33)
Injured              : O_Bierhoff (60)
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    Newcastle
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       16
Off target           :           4        |       5
On target            :          13        |       11
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       5
Key Tackles          :           7        |       9
Key Passes           :          15        |       17
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 6 - 2 Newcastle
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Player Statistics - Rangers FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  33   7   9  13 |  51   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  30   7   2  12 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ricksen      DF   2  28   8   7  33 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
B_Bambinino    DF   2  26   8   5  22 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8   8
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  34   6  11 |  94   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  32   5  32 |  94   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  70  30
R_Jack         MF   3   7  31  12  22 |  30   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Ianis_Hagi     MF   1   9  29   7  12 |  94   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  34  36 |  81   0   0   0   0   7   3   0   0   0  20  20 155
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  94   0   1   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20   0  45
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  33   8   9  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |  43   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  64   0   0   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  30  35
G_Botti        FW   1   9  10  32  32 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35

Player Statistics - Newcastle
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Conner       GK  36   3   3   2  32 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -45   0   0   0
S_D_Gibson     DF   1  27  11   8  12 |  94   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  10
I_Hart         DF   3  27   7   6  23 |  94   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
T_Haas         DF   2  26  12   7  11 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
S_Logan        DF   2  26  10   5  20 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -20
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  28   8  21 |  83   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  27  15  31 |  94   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
Robinho        MF   1   8  27   8  23 |  83   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
B_Matuidi      MF   1   6  26  16  21 |  94   0   0   1   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Ze_Roberto     MF   1  10  25  16  11 |  94   0   1   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  38   8
O_Bierhoff     FW   1   8  10  28  32 |  61   0   0   1   0   4   1   1   0   0  -2   8  53
W_Hunt         GK  29   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Ramos        DF   2  27   9   8  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Moussa       MF   1   6  27  19  23 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Zaha         MF   2   8  26  19  12 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  33   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
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