Cambuslang Rangers 0-2 Lesmahagow

Whyte & MacKay West Of Scotland Cup 1st Round

Saturday 17th September 2005

at Somervell Park

 

Cambuslang Rangers crashed out of the West Of Scotland Cup at the weekend when lower division side Lesmahagow triumphed at Somervell Park. An easy 2-0 win for the visitors saw Cambuslang winless streak stretch to 7 matches, with no real sight of ending. Once again Cambuslang created nothing in front of goal which only frustrated both management and fans alike.

 

It was another poor performance from the Somervell Park side despite changes to the side that was equally disappointing vs. Petershill the previous week. Noble and McGowan made way for new signing Timmons and striker Richard Love.

 

As has been the story all season, Cambuslang Rangers created nothing during the game and it was yet another frustrating day for the strikers as they had nothing created for them by a poor middle of the park.

 

Inside the first minute and Cambuslang had a chance but Burns weak effort was easily saved by the Gow keeper. The visitors responded immediately and should have done better when Kelly was gifted an early chance but he shot straight at McGovern who gathered. On 21 minutes Cambuslang created a chance when Burns broke down the left hand side, his cross was left by Menelaws for the on rushing Love but he pulled his effort just wide of the far post. That was as close as Lang got to the opposition goal. Gow keeper, Thomson was alert to push a Timmons drive round the post in Cambuslang's only shot on target in the first 45 minutes and that was a couple of minutes before the break.

H-T 0-0

 

 

Lang’s Richard Love Gets A Run Out

v Lesmahagow

 

Lang Keeper Stevie McGovern,

Quick Off His Line

 

 

As has been the story all season, Cambuslang conceded at the start of the 2nd half. Jaffrey broke down the line and delivered what didn't look too dangerous a cross but Burns proceeded to knock the ball past a helpless McGovern and gift the visitors the lead, a lead that Cambuslang rarely looked like pegging back. In an attempt to turn things around Cambuslang brought on Porter and the expense of Love. The Lang striker a little disappointed on leaving the field after another frustrating game for the Lang. 10 minutes later and Cambuslang tried another change, this time Stoddart was brought into the middle of the park and Menelaws made way. With still no sign of a goal, or even an attempt at goal, Cambuslang used their 3rd sub, Faulds brought on for new signing Timmons who had an other quiet game.

 

Things went from bad to worse for the home side when they conceded the killer 2nd goal. Gallen broke down the right hand side and his cross was not dealt with by the Lang defence and this allowed Kelly a chance and he bundled the ball home from close range. Things went from bad to worse when defender O'Neil was given his marching orders after a rash challenge on McDade. A booking certainly but the straight red that followed did look a bit harsh. This rounded off a quite miserable afternoon for the Somervell Park side and just where this dismal run is going to end is anyone's guess.

 

Time is vastly running out for the Lang management and need to start producing results as early cup K.O's cost the club dear and with Cambuslang still languishing at the foot of the league table it looks like there is going to be one long winter ahead.

 

Lang

McGovern, Gallagher, Burns, O'Neill, Gray, Coulter, Wade, Timmons (Faulds 65), Love (Porter 47), Menelaws (Stoddart 57), & Gilroy

Subs Not Used

McAdam & Noble

 

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