Cambuslang Rangers 6-2 Port Glasgow

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 15th August 2009

at Somervell Park

Cambuslang Rangers kicked off their league campaign in some style by banging in 6 goals against what was described as a pre--season favourite to bounce back into the Super League.

 

Port were relegated last season and have high hopes of bouncing back up at the first attempt but it was a bad day at the office for the Greenock based side.

 

It was time for the serious stuff to begin as Cambuslang missed out on going through the group stages of the Sectional leaving Cambuslang to concentrate on number one priority this season and that is the League.

 

 

Port Take An Early Lead Through Donnelly

Things didn't all go Cambuslang's way and they conceded the first goal of the game on 4 minutes. Some sloppy defending allowed Donnelly in on Connelly and he made no mistake firing high into the net from close range.

 

Lang hit back on 12 minutes through Mark Bishop. the big defender found himself unmarked at the back post and he bulleted his header past Graham in the Port goal for the equaliser. Cambuslang almost went in front when Donnelly tested the keeper with a fine free kick which was well saved. On 27 minutes Cambuslang took the lead. Donnelly's free kick was floated into the danger and Brian Smith rose unchallenged to nod home from 6 yards. A few minutes later and Lang increased their lead.

 

Port Keeper With Fine Save

 

This time Donnelly's corner wasn't dealt with by the Port defence and this allowed Templeton to head home. Port defending was a bit suspect and from the 3 balls into the box Lang had found the net.

A minute later Cambuslang had to call on Connolly in goal after Ports Donnelly found himself in acres of space but the keeper saved superbly. Just before the break Lang grabbed a 4th.

 

A long ball over the top seen Kilmartin sprint clear of the defence but the keeper did well to block his effort but the ball fell kindly for the Lang striker and he stroked the ball home into the empty net.

 

 

JC With Fine Stop

H-T 4-1

Cambuslang continued to dominate in the second half and it wasn't long before they made it 5. Donnelly found himself with only the keeper to beat and coolly lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper on 48 minutes.

 

Port to there credit continued to battle away without really throwing in the towel. And their efforts were rewarded on 56 minutes when they pulled a goal back. A shot from the edge of the box beat Connolly and went in off the post.

 

 

Cambuslang made a change on 65 minutes. Kilmartin was replaced with Rice. Cambuslang almost increased their lead on 66 minutes.

Port Pull A Goal Back

 

Templeton was again unmarked at the back post but this time his header rattled the woodwork before being cleared. Lang introduced Chris Queen to the action on 70 minutes at the expense of Dunn.

 

 

 

The home side completed the route on 71 minutes and Donnelly fired a superb free kick which was blocked by the Port keeper but Thomson was on hand to fire home under pressure

 

6th Goal Scored By Thomson

 

 

 

 

F-T 6-2

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CONNOLLY

IRVINE

TEMPLETON

DOAK

BISHOP

SMITH (MURPHY 78)

DUNN (QUEEN 70)

THOMSON

KILMARTIN (RICE 65)

DONNELLY

ROSS

 

 

 

REA

 

McCRAE

TRIALIST

RICE

 

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