Hurlford 2-0 Cambuslang Rangers
Stagecoach Super 1st Division
Saturday 3rd September
Cambuslang Rangers search for a first league win continues after Saturday's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Hurlford. It turned out an easy win for the Ayrshire side as Cambuslang failed to create enough during this game.
It might be a bit early to press the panic button yet, but Cambuslang Rangers supporters must be getting a bit nervous as to what lies ahead for the rest of the season and the team try to find their feet.
Cambuslang went into the match with only 1 point from their opening two matches and know they really need to start putting some points on the board.
The visitors travelled to Ayrshire minus Jamie Coulter and Steven O'Neil while skipper Andy Noble sat this one out through injury. Hurlford had in their starting line up ex Lang young player of the year Stewart Taylor.
Cambuslang made changes to the side that lost to Neilston in their last game, out went O'Neil for Gallagher and Porter retuned at the expense of Faulds who made do with a seat on the bench.
It turned out to be quite a disastrous start for the Cambuslang as the fell behind after only 90 seconds. Hurlford's first attack of the game resulting in a goal. A cross from the left was met with a diving header from Hart that found the back of the net. The home side were forced into an early change after McGregor came off second best in a head clash with Lang's Kerr Gray.
After only 9 minutes and it was 2. A nice move down the left hand side saw Hurlford deliver a fine cross for Hart to smash home Hurlford's and his 2nd of the game.
Cambuslang never really recovered from the poor start and huffed and puffed through the rest of the game. Cambuslang only decent effort of the half came when the Hurlford keeper fumbled a Menelaws drive but the ball was cleared off the line with the Lang player appealing for the goal. In an effort to sort things out Cambuslang management decided on a change after only 35 minutes. Gilroy coming on to replace McAdam.
The second half was of the uninspiring kind and not for the Junior Football purists. The home side could have inflicted a heavier defeat but for some poor finishing and last ditch defending. Cambuslang brought on Faulds for Tyczinski who struggled to get into the game. Faulds like the other strikers had very little to feed on.
The home side were quite happy to play the ball about in their own half trying to entice Cambuslang out of their own half and then hit them on the break, numerous times it worked but Hurlford were unable to increase their 2 goal lead. They missed a glorious chance for a third when ........... rattled the bar with the goal gapping.
McGovern, Gallagher (Graham 88), McGowan, Wade, Gray, Tyzcinski (Faulds 45), McAdam (Gilroy 35),Stoddart, Porter, Menelaws, Burns
Subs Not Used
Love & Archer