Irvine Victoria 0-2 Cambuslang Rangers

West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round

Saturday 3rd April 2010

at Victoria Park

Cambuslang Rangers eased into the 3rd round of the West of Scotland Cup after a comfortable 2-0 win away to Irvine Victoria at the weekend. In the absence of manager Alan Wardlaw, who was on holiday, assistant Tam Miller took the reigns and kept his unbeaten run in tact.

 

There were a couple of team selection changes, Thomas Hoey, had to make do with a place on the bench as did Raymond Inglis who hasnít really put a foot wrong since coming into the side. Davy Matthews and Fraser Craig were the ones to benefit from these changes. There was one more notable absentee in the shape of Sammy Sweeney who was also on holiday as the Easter Fixture caught a couple of people out as it used to be no games at Easter unless you requested one.

 

The game itself never really got going and Irvine never really troubled Cambuslang for the whole 90 minutes. The visitors enjoyed the bulk of the possession but failed to really turn it on.

 

Thomson Opened The Scoring

Cambuslang got off to the perfect start when they scored after only 5 minutes. Bobby Thomson fired home from the edge of the box after the ball broke to him.

 

The keeper had no chance as the ball flew past him and into the net.

 

Cambuslang should have added a few more but they laboured a bit and although kept possession well, they never really did much with it.

 

The Langís only other decent chance of the half came on 43 minutes when Brian Smith shot wide from a decent position at the edge of the box.

 

There was one booking in the half and it went to the home sides Smith for speaking out of turn.

 

The home side were fuming with the ref at half time as a number of decisions went against them and they let the man in the middle know.

 

McCrae, Another Solid Display

 

H-T 0-1

Irvine came out in the 2nd half and within a minute managed to do what they hadnít in the first half and that was get a shot at goal, but Lennox put his effort wide from 10 yards out.

 

Cambuslang keeper Connolly only save of the game came on 69 minutes.

 

McCrae had his effort well saved by the Langís keeper. That was as good as it got for the Vics as Cambuslang once again retained the ball very well.

 

Tam Miller made a double change on 70 minutes. The hard working McCrae and scorer Thomson made way for Hoey and Donnelly.

 

The changes paid dividends 2 minutes later.

 

Deco Watched Very Closely

A superb surging run by Hoey took him past the Vics defenders, but a last gasp tackle seen the ball break to Smith and he had the simple task of knocking into the net from close range.

 

Smith was then replaced when Lang made their third and final change of the game, McLeod came on for his first outing in a competitive game for Cambuslang.

 

Cambuslang finished off the game with a Donnelly effort cleared off the line.

 

So Cambuslang move into the hat for the 3rd Round but no date as yet for the draw.

 

Smith Slots Langís Second

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F-T 0-2

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CONNOLLY

DOAK

BISHOP

MATTHEWS

CRAIG

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KILMARTIN

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IRVINE

 

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