Cambuslang Rangers 0-2 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 9th December 2006

At Somervell Park

 

Cambuslang Rangers went down by 2 goals to nil to league leaders Rob Roy on Saturday but will be kicking themselves at the missed chances during the game. This was probably one of Cambuslang's better performances of the season but some outstanding goal keeping prevented Cambuslang taking anything from the game.

 

In the end it took some poor defending at the first goal and a lack of concentration at the second to secure the 3 points for the visitors.

 

Any other day Rab Wyatt could have had a hat trick and Rob Roy buried before half time but Bell in Rob Roy's goal pulled off some tremendous saves to keep his side out in front in the League Title chase.

 

Cambuslang made just the one change form the side that won at Perthshire last week, Patrick dropped to the bench, his starting slot taken by last weeks scorer Rab Wyatt. New signing Zander McMillan kept his place up front after impressing as a trialist.

 

Doyle And Reid Combine

McGuigan Clears The Danger

 

Cambuslang almost made a dream start, after 30 seconds Wyatt latched onto some sloppy defending and found himself in on goal. Bell in the Rob Roy goal pulled off a stunning stop to keep Wyatt's effort out and turned it round the post.

 

There was very little goal mouth action early on in the match as the game was played out mostly in the middle of the park. On 23 minutes Wyatt unleashed a thunderous drive but the keeper once again thwarted the Lang striker with another top drawer save. On the 37 minutes yet again Wyatt saw an effort well saved by Bell this time his 20 yarded was pushed over the bar. Now you’re beginning to think it just aint going to be the Lang striker’s day...

 

Cambuslang fell behind in the 3rd minute of first half stoppage time, where the time came from only the ref can answer. It was a poor goal to concede after all the hard work put in. Chang seemed to waltz past the Lang midfield and then fired in a shot that flew past Fusari in the Lang goal and give Rob Roy an unlikely interval lead.

H-T 0-1

Brian Martin Lets Ex-Lang Man Paul Brown Know He’s There

Carson Closing Down

 

The first notable incident in the 2nd half came when Fusari was booked for venting his frustration at the referee. The visitors made a change after 55 minutes. Ex-Lang striker Stuart Gauley coming on to replace McCauley, but it wasn’t a happy return to Somervell as he was to sent off later in the game.

 

Lang went close and again it was Wyatt with the effort but it was well saved by Bell. Cambuslang replaced Reid with Patrick on the hour mark and it was revealed after the game Reid was carrying an injury and it might keep him out till after Christmas, a big blow for Cambuslang as Reid has become an important part of the Lang aide. A minute later and Gauley for the visitors picked up his first booking after preventing Fusari taking a quick free kick. He was quickly followed by Lang’s Nolan for a late challenge.

 

Nolan was involved minutes later this time he went in late on Gauley who reacted to the challenge by pushing Nolan so the ref had no option but to show a 2nd yellow followed by the red and Gauley’s involvement was over after only 9 minutes on the park.

 

McGuigan Caught In Possession

Nolan Chasing Down Rob Roy Attacker

 

Cambuslang went to sleep at this point and as Rob Roy prepared to take the free kick they caught Fusari well off his line and Campbell lobbed the ball over everyone into the empty net after 75 minutes. Cambuslang were unable to take advantage of the extra man and Rob Roy were quite happy to knock the ball about much to the frustration of Cambuslang, none more so than Graham McCracken who let his frustration get the better of him and went piling into Dees with his foot raised catching the Rob Roy wide man. There were no surprises when a straight red card was shown and McCracken join Gauley for the early bath. The visitors ran down the clock for the 3 points and remain top of the pile.

F-T 0-2

 

Lang Line Up

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Fusari

Doyle

McGowan

McGuigan

Martin

Carson

McCracken

Nolan (Robertson 76)

Wyatt

McMillan

Reid (Patrick 60)

Unused Subs

Bannerman

 

 

 

 

 

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