Cambuslang Rangers 0-3 petershill

Stagecoach Super 1st Division

Saturday 10th September


CAMBUSLANG Rangers crashed to yet another defeat this time league leaders Petershill were the comfortable victors by three goals to nil.

Things are not going well at Somervell Park and a quick turnaround in form is badly needed if Cambuslang Rangers are to remain in the super league set up, writes Jim Logan.

Skipper Andy Noble returned to the side after missing the previous weeks defeat at Hurlford. Tyzcinski was dropped from the squad, Stoddart and McAdam dropped to the bench. Jamie Coulter was still missing too. Cambuslang fielded yet another trialist but showed very little.

The opening 25 minutes were pretty even with neither keeper troubled.

Cambuslang were the first to have any real effort at goal and it came on 26 minutes. Menelaws saw his effort easily saved though.

The league leaders should have opened the scoring a minute later but Campbell headed wide from a good position. The game burst into life on 30 minutes but it was for the wrong reasons.

Wade received a yellow card after a poor challenge on Peasie player and the Peasie players showed their anger at the challenge by barging the Lang player - indeed, one player ran all of 30 yards and appeared to strike Wade but got away with it.

Lang sub, not even on the park yet, McAdam was booked for pulling the Petershill player away from Wade.

Lang skipper Andrew Noble talked his way into the ref's note book after complaining at the award of a soft free kick, from the kick Petershill opened the scoring. McKenzie firing home from 25 yards and McGovern could do nothing about it.

Cambuslang went close on 40 minutes when Porter headed wide from close range. And the same player went close a minute later this time his free kick whistled inches over.

Barely a minute into the second half and Petershill had doubled their advantage. Again poor marking at set pieces cost them dear as Campbell headed home from Dallas corner kick. Cambuslang brought on Stoddart minutes later, and he replaced Burns.

The visitors were playing the better stuff at this stage and Cambuslang were being pinned back. But the Lang defence seemed capable of dealing with what Peasie were throwing at them, that was until 85th minute when the visitors grabbed their 3rd of the game. Lang were caught on the break and Dallas was on hand to head home from six yards out...

Team: McGovern, Gallagher, McGowan, Noble, Gray, O'Neil, Wade, Trialist, Porter (Gilroy 62), Menelaws, Burns (Stoddart 50). Subs not used: Love, Faulds and McAdam.