Central Region 2nd Division
The long awaited top of the table clash finally went ahead at the
weekend when Cambuslang Rangers travelled to
Its understandable that the Somervell park side were disappointed in losing such a late equaliser after dominating the match for long spells. A rare mistake by Bishop cost his side dear.
The stop start to the year hasn't helped Cambuslang's push for
promotion. The heavy pitch at
Barry Devine Closes Down The Space
Kavanagh and Bishop Snuff Out This Attack
Cambuslang handed new keeper Billy Spence his debut and although
two goals were scored the keepers handling was superb. The defence was shuffled
The game itself wasn't much of a spectacle due mainly to the
playing surface. As early as the 1st minute and the home side should have been
in front. But Lang debutant keeper pulled off a fine block to deny
Cambuslang had most of the possession by this time and the work
rate from the guys was excellent but still no goals to show for it. Bishop in
the middle of the park was excellent and the tireless running of Ogilvey and
Kennedy kept the
On the half hour mark another poor miss from the home side. This time they fired over from inside the box when it looked easier to score. On 33 minutes Cambuslang made the break through. Kennedy skipped past a couple of tackles before getting his shot away, but the keeper could only parry the ball into the path of Ogilvey and he headed home. Cambuslang celebrations were short lived as Forth levelled from the kick off. Lang failed to deal with the set piece and Forth headed home, unmarked at the back post.
Cambuslang kept up the good work rate and were rewarded a minute before the break. Kennedy put in a deep cross the Devine did well to knock back across goal and Ogilvey was on hand to tap home and put Lang in front for a 2nd time in the game.
Poor Tackles were allowed but no speaking. Kennedy the next Lang
player cautioned along with
Barton Shifted To Midfield
2 Goal Hero Ogilvey, Kennedy Supplied The Cross
An enforced 3rd sub for Lang came when Bonner appeared to pull the troublesome hamstring and was replaced as a precaution by trialist. Cambuslang were playing the ball about well by this time and were running down the clock. The ref was still giving dodgy decision, for both sides. 30 seconds into stoppage time and Cambuslang were hit with the sucker punch.
A rare mistake by Bishop, who gave away possession and this
Up until that point the home side never threatened so is was a bit of a blow to concede so late in the game.
So itís still all to play for in the 2nd division and this race looks like going to the final games of the season, any slips and you could find yourself out the promotion race.
Lang Line Up
For More Shots From The Game
Barton (Hughes 63)
Bonner (Trialist 73)
Devine (Docherty 67)