Cambuslang Rangers 8-0 Brechin Victoria
O.V.D Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round
at Somervell Park
Cambuslang Rangers eased into the 2nd round of the 'Scottish' with a resounding 8-0 victory over Brechin Vics on Saturday. The visitors were a very poor and also looked a very young side but take nothing away from the Lang who took the north side apart. The visitors failed to get one shot on target in the whole 90 minutes with the Lang keeper a virtual spectator.
The writing was on the wall as early as the first minute when Brown missed to chances in quick succession. But the breakthrough came after 4 minutes when McCrae opened the scoring and started what turned out to be a tout. He sprung a poor attempt at offside and easily slotted past the advancing keeper. Cambuslang were creating chance after chance as the visitors never got time to settle and skipper Billy Holmes should have made 2 a minute later but he headed wide from close range. Burns then forced the keeper into a fine stop after he latched onto Brown's pass. Cambuslang missed a glorious chance to add a second when Brown beat the keeper to a long through ball but his shot towards the empty net from 25 yards went inches wide of the goal. On the half hour mark Cambuslang were awarded their 5th penalty in 4 games when there was a hand ball in the box. Carmichael stepped up and calmly slotted the ball home to settle any nerves the Lang may have had. The chances of this becoming another banana skin were quickly diminished and no repeat of a Lanark or Blackburn result here. £ minutes later and Cambuslang were 3 up this time through Brown who grabbed his first off the afternoon. His drive from the edge of the box gave the keeper no chance. The first half ended with yet another goal and Brown added his second after good work by McCrae set him up with an easy chance which he duly took.
Cambuslang scored straight from the kick off this time full back Burns got in on the action driving home from 12 yards. Cambuslang replaced Doak with Watson early in the half. Cambuslang went close through skipper Billy Holmes but his 20 yard drive was tipped over the bar by the busy Vics keeper. The home side added a 5th when a quick short corner by McCrae and Burns caught out the home defence and McCrae's cross was met by Carmichael who angled his header into the far corner of the net for a nice finish. It was 7 after 65 minutes. Brown crossed for McCrae who slotted home. Brown was then replaced by McCarroll. Then Cambuslang brought on Love for Galloway. The rout was completed on 85 minutes when substitute Love cheekily back heeled the ball home from 3 yards after Burns low drive into the box was not cut out.
Rowan, Doak (Watson 47), Burns, Fennie, Martin, Coulter, Carmichael, Galloway (Love 62), McCrae, Holmes and Brown (McCarroll 72)
Not used Murphy and McGregor