Cambuslang Rangers 0-1 Annbank

Stagecoach Super 1st Division

Saturday 12th November 2005

at Somervell Park


Cambuslang Rangers disappointing run continues as they still search for that elusive first league win. Annbank being the latest side to leaver Somervell with the points. Saturday's 1-0 defeat has all but relegated the Lang and only a minor miracle can save them now.


It was all change yet again for Scott Archers troops as out went the transfer listed Burns and Coulter and keeper McGovern had to make do with a seat on the bench. Also missing was Frank McGowan due to work commitments. Cambuslang 3 latest signings all played in this match and they look like decent acquisitions to the Lang squad. McKinnon impressed in the middle of the park, while the other two Church and Colquhoun played well too.


Cambuslang's inability to find the back of the net is costing them dearly and the strikers need to find their shooting boots pretty soon.


The visitors started the better of the two sides and inside the first couple of minutes they had a couple of good chances. After an almighty scramble in the box, McCann had his effort blocked and then Crighton saw his header cleared off the line by Church. Cambuslang hit back at the other end when Wade found himself in a good position but he pulled his effort wide of the target. Annbank went close a minute later when another Crighton effort went narrowly passed. Cambuslang's first real effort on target came from the boot of Taylor but his free kick was easily saved by Robertson in the Annbank goal. The Lang defender was then caught late by Crighton but the tackle went unpunished. On the half hour mark McKinnon delivered a cross into the box but it was just too high from Menelaws to get on the end of it and the keeper gathered. Colquhoun was called into action on the half hour mark and he turned Porte's effort round the post. From the resulting corner Cambuslang cleared the danger but only for another corner and this time the visitors made it count. Pheron delivered the ball and McCann out-jumped Taylor to head past the Lang keeper. Cambuslang thought they had levelled when Faulds had the ball in the net but the linesman had flagged for offside and the goal didn't count. Just before the break and Annbank should have doubled their lead but Crighton headed wide from 6 yards with his free header. Lang's Church talked himself into the Ref's note book just before the break.

H-T 0-1


Menelaws And Faulds Josstle In The Box



5 minutes into the 2nd half and Cambuslang had strong penalty appeals waived away by the ref. Porter was sent tumbling in the box but play was waived on. Lang's Taylor went close with his free kick but the keeper saved well.

Cambuslang picked up a 3rd yellow of the afternoon when Faulds went in late on Flannigan.

Taylor had another effort and this time it whistled inches over the bar from Gray's cut back. Menelaws should have done better with his effort. A fine move down the right saw Gallagher tee up the Lang striker but he shot weakly wide of the goal.

The visitors picked up a booking on the hour mark when Holland was cautioned for a poor challenge. Cambuslang replaced Porter with the more eager Gilroy on 61 minutes.



Porter Loses Out In The Air


Lang Keeper Colquhoun Gets Close To McCann’s Header On 32mins But Not Close Enough To Keep Out The Only Goal Of The Game

The visitors made a double change bringing off Porter and Holland to be replaced with McVey and White.

Cambuslang gave a run out to Stoddart at the expense of Wade who was having very little impact in the game. Sub Gilroy had an effort well saved on 80 minutes. Cambuslang replaced Gallagher with a trialist on 981 minutes but this had no impact in the proceedings.

A frantic finish saw Cambuslang hit the bar through Menelaws, Nobles quick free kick found the Lang striker but he couldn't keep the header down and the ball was cleared off the line by Whallen.

F-T 0-1


Cambuslang Line Up

Colquhoun, Gray, Taylor, Noble, Church, Gallagher (Trialist 81), McKinnon, Wade (Stoddart 75), Faulds, Porter (Gilroy 61), Menelaws

Subs Not Used

McGovern (GK) and O'Neil