Port Glasgow 3-1 Cambuslang Rangers

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 17th February 2007

at Ravenscraig Stadium

 

Cambuslang Rangers fight to avoid relegation took a dent at the weekend after a 3-1 reverse against Port Glasgow. A disappointing show sees Cambuslang still hanging over the exit door to the 2nd division.

 

Even the introduction of 2 new, but familiar, faces wasn't enough to stop Cambuslang from defeat. Stuart Taylor and Graham Doak arrived from Clydebank and Larkhall.

 

Lang manager Alan Wardlaw needed the new faces as his squad was a little bear due to recent departures and also injuries to Doyle, McGuigan and Carson.

 

Cambuslang were creating most of their own problems by giving away possession to cheaply and too often.

 

Chappel With Stunning Stop

Doak’s Return To Cambuslang Not A Happy One

 

The game started very slowly and it was a full 20 minutes before either team had a shot at goal. Port missing two good chances when Stuart headed over from 8 yards and then the same player fired wide from close range.

 

On the half hour mark Cambuslang found themselves behind. A long hopeful ball from defence was picked up by the Port striker and he rounded Chappell before stroking the ball into the empty net. Chappell was called into action a couple of minutes later this time he produced a fine save and turned the ball round the post for a corner.

 

Just before the break and Cambuslang should have been further behind. Port attacker looked well offside but was allowed to go and with only the keeper to beat Chappell produced a fine block. Cambuslang did fall further behind though and 1 minute before the interval another poorly defended set piece cost them dear as poor marking allowed Port striker to head home from 8 yards.

 

Keeper No Chance With Kondol’s Free Kick

Farmer Clears The Danger

 

Cambuslang made a change at half time; Stuart Taylor made way for Trialist. Cambuslang had a rare effort at goal but Patrick fired over the bar on 49 minutes. Cambuslang introduced McMullan into the action and the Lang player was quite impressive after coming on.

 

On the hour mark Cassidy was fouled on the edge of the Port penalty area and up stepped Kondol who fired a superb shot into the top corner which the keeper had no chance of saving, a fine finish. Cambuslang failed to build on the momentum the goal should have provided and they should have been level 2 minutes later. Kondol had a free header 4 yards out but he somehow put it over with the goal at his mercy.

 

Kondol Heads Over From 4 Yards

McGowan With Another Solid Display

 

A mix up in the Lang defence presented Port with the killer 3rd goal. New boy Doak and keeper Chappell left the ball to each other allowing Port striker time to nip in and stroke the ball home. Cambuslang picked up the first booking of the game on 75 minutes, Hughes yellow carded for a late challenge. Cambuslang introduced McCracken for Patrick on 77 minutes and Port played out the remainder of the game and a vital 3 points.

 

 

Lang Line Up

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Chappell

Farmer

McGowan

Doak

Taylor (Trialist 45)

Hughes

Gallagher (McMullan 52)

Coyle

Cassidy

Patrick (McCracken 77)

Kondol

 

 

 

 

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