Dunipace Juniors 2-3 Cambuslang Rangers

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 5th September 2009

at Westfield Park

Cambuslang Rangers had to “win this game” twice at the weekend after throwing away a 2 goal interval lead. They also had to deal with the handicap of being reduced to 10 men after defender Graham Doak was sent off for a double booking, both cautions did appear a bit on the soft side.

 

 

Lang were without the injured Ross, while Queen and Irvine had to make do with places on the bench and Donnelly was restored to the starting line up.

 

 

Fergie Returned To Starting Line up

It was a surprise the game even went ahead after the rain that had fell over the week, so much so that the Pace grounds man were unable to line the park as it was just being washed away.

 

Lang were very comfortable in the first 45 minutes as the dominated both territorially and possession, Paces long ball tactic was easily dealt with by the Lang defence. This was the proverbial game of 2 half’s.

 

Deco Mobbed After Opening The Scoring

 

Cambuslang’s first real shot of the game resulted in a goal. Lang were awarded a free kick just outside the box, and Kilmartin stepped up and fired the ball past the helpless keeper after only 4 minutes.

 

On 10 minutes the first booking of the game went to Dunipace, Tweedie cautioned by the overly fussy official.

 

3 minutes before the break and Lang looked to have killed the game when they grabbed a 2nd. Donnelly’s corner kick was met by Bishop at the far post and he headed home. 

 

 

Bishop Headed Lang 2 up at The Break

H-T 0-2

Credit to the home side though as they came out for the 2nd half with their tales up. With only 30 or so seconds on the clock they were right back in the game. They ran up the park, and a superb last gasp tackle from Bishop prevented Wright from scoring but the ball rolled kindly into the path of McPhail who fired past the exposed Connolly. Things got worse for the visitors as they lost Hoey through injury, he was replaced with Murphy.

 

There was then a wee flurry of yellow cards, all coming in the Lang’s direction. Smith was cautioned and he was followed into the refs note book by Connolly and Doak. Dunipace were making great in roads towards the Lang goal and indeed drew level on 63 minutes. Kane’s corner wasn’t dealt with by the Lang defence and Tweedie scored from close range.

 

Pace Attacker Crowded Out

 

Lang then made a change, Queen was introduced to the action at the expense of Dunn.

 

Things looked bleak for Cambuslang on 69 minutes when Doak picked up his second yellow of the game.

 

It was clearly a dive from the Dunipace attacker but this enraged Doak who lifted his hands and grabbed the player.

 

It was all hands to the pump now as the home side threatened to over run Cambuslang.

 

 

Doak Sent For An Early Bath –

But Clearly Took Neither Man or Ball

On 70 minutes the home side should have taken the lead, Templeton gave possession away cheaply and Rodgol saw his effort superbly saved by Connolly.

 

With 6 minutes remaining Lang regained the lead. Ferguson had a fine run and he found Smith at the far post and he headed into the net for Lang’s third.

 

 

Cambuslang had the ball in the net again in stoppage time, Queen burst through the static Pace defence and he squared the ball to Murphy who knocked home but the ref ruled it out for offside.

 

Lang seen out the remainder of the game and secure the much needed 3 points

 

Smith Reels Away After Heading Winner 6 minutes From Time

 

 

 

 

 

F-T 2-3

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CONNOLLY

FERGUSON

TEMPLETON

DOAK

BISHOP

SMITH

DUNN

HOEY

DONNELLY

THOMSON

KILMARTIN

 

MURPHY

WARDLAW

 

QUEEN

McCRAE

MATHEWS

 

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