Cambuslang Rangers 7-0 Glasgow Perthshire
Abercorn 1st Division
Saturday 6th March
at Somervell Park
Cambuslang Rangers remained top of the table after smashing seven past bottom of the table Glasgow Perthshire at the weekend. Manager Andy Cunningham rung the changes as he looked for an improved performance than the one served up the previous match. the home side were minus defender Gary McGregor due to holiday. There was also an impressive showing from re-signed Alan Paterson who chipped in with a hat- trick of goals.
It was a slow and sluggish start from the home side and indeed it was the visitors who were first to threaten. Cassidy found time and space to get his shot away but Lang keeper Rowan saved well diving to his left. The Lang opened the scoring on 19 minutes when Burns slipped the ball through to Brown who thunderous shot was too powerful for the keeper, who got a hand to it but the power carried it over the line. Within a minute of the restart it was 2. Brown on hand yet a gain this time to knock Galloway's cross home from close range. On the half hour mark the home side were awarded a penalty after skipper Billy Holmes was barged off the ball inside the box, Carmichael stepped up and he slotted past the keeper. On 32 minutes things went from bad to worse for the visitors after Hewitt picked up his second caution of the game and was red carded. They then found themselves down to 9 men when Cahoon was shown a straight red card for an elbow on Galloway. On 35 minutes Cambuslang scored their 4th of the game. Burns short corner to Paterson who took a touch before firing into the far corner of the net. 3 minutes later and it was 5. defender Brian Martin getting in on the action with the goal of the game. As the ball broke to the big defender at the edge of the box his volley flew into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. Just before the break and Perthshire then had their manager ordered from the dug out after comments to the referee.
Cambuslang clearly took their foot off the gas in the second half as they strolled through the second 45 minutes. Perthshire made 2 changes at the start of the half when the replaced Dolan and Cassidy with Bell and Falconer in an attempt of damage limitation, which to an extent did work. Cambuslang made a couple of changes early in the half too when Brown and Holmes were replaced by Love and McCrae. On the hour mark and Cambuslang scored their 6th through Paterson, he was on hand to slot home after Martins initial effort was blocked. Paterson almost grabbed his third of the game when he sneaked in at the back post but his effort rattled the post before being cleared. Coulter was then replaced by Stoddart, making a rare appearance. The visitors should have got a goal back after they broke up field, but yet again Rowan in the Lang goal was on hand to save. Cambuslang completed the rout on 83 minutes when McCrae cut the ball back tp Paterson who coolly lobbed the bal over everyone into the far corner of the net for his hat-trick.
Rowan, Doak, Burns, Feenie, Martin, Coulter (Stoddart 68), Carmichael, Paterson, Brown (Love 50), Holmes (McCrae 50), & Galloway.
Subs Not Used
Murphy & McCarroll
Douglas, McLaughlin, Thomson, Reid, W Hewitt, Dolan, Haggerty, B Hewitt, Cassidy, Cahoon, McTavish
Bell, Falconer & Towie