Cambuslang Rangers 1-0 Maryhill

Central Region 1st Division

Wednesday 14th April 2010

At Somervell Park

Cambuslang picked up a good 3 points last Wednesday when Maryhill were the visitors to Somervell Park. This is always a difficult fixture for the Lang and this was no different despite Maryhill struggling at the wrong end of the table with only 2 points, 1 of which they gained when the teams met earlier in the season and that ended in a 2-2 draw.

 

There were some changes to Lang’s side an none more noticeable than new keeper JJ Christie between the posts. The keeper making his competitive debut for Cambuslang and keeping a clean sheet was great for the home side who had only managed this a few times during the season. Former stopper Jon Connolly had left the club so there was also a new captain in the shape of Mark Bishop.

 

Bobby Thomson had recovered from the injury that saw him carted off to hospital, well so he thought until he warmed up and then he felt the effects and was unable to play after all.

 

Dunn – Just See His Head – Scores Winner

It was a bright start by both sides and made for a pretty open game but it was Cambuslang that looked the more threatening going forward. The pressure applied by the Lang attack paid off on 15 minutes when Dunn slid the ball home from close range after a fine cross into the box by Kilmartin.

 

As in previous matches though, Cambuslang were having plenty of the ball but unable to turn that possession into goals. McFarlane headed the ball across goal but nobody was there to take advantage and the chance went a begging. Maryhill had their first attempt at goal on 28 minutes but Christie fisted it away. A minute later and Donnelly had his kick well saved by Hill’s keeper. McFarlane again put in a great cross, this time Dunn got on the end of it but the keeper produced a fine save.

That was the wing backs final contribution as he was carried from the field with a knee injury. McLeod replaced him just before the break

 

 

H-T 1-0

Sweeney – Vital Block

Cambuslang made another change at the break, Donnelly made way for McCrae. Lang’s Hoey picked up a caution for speaking out of turn.

 

On 63 minutes Cambuslang could have wrapped the points up when Kilmartin skipped away from the defender and with only the goalie to beat his effort was weak and easily saved.

 

McCrae had a shot blocked, it did appear to come off the defenders arm but the ref said no and waived play on. Lang picked up a couple of silly bookings just before the end when both McCrae and McLeod were cautioned.

 

So Lang kept their, slim, promotion hopes alive with this hard fought but definitely deserved 3 points. A clean sheet from new keeper Christie and a winning start for new club captain Mark Bishop so all in all not a bad day at the office for Cambuslang.

 

 

F-T 1-0

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CHRISTIE

BISHOP

CRAIG

TEMPLETON

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DUNN

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DONNELLY (McCRAE 46)

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