Cambuslang Rangers 4-0 Lanark United
Central League 1st Division
Saturday 18th October
at Somervell Park
Cambuslang Rangers returned to League duty at the weekend and continued their recent run of finding the back of the net. Saturday's 4-0 win takes their tally to 12 goals in 2 games and it also saw them grab another 2 penalties taking that tally to 6 in 6 games. Goals from Carmichael (2) McCrae and Burns sees Cambuslang remain joint top of the League although there is still a long way to go.
Cambuslang went with the same line up that so easily overcame Brechin in last weekend Scottish Cup tie.
The opening spell of the game was dominated by the visitors who were holding the ball well and making Cambuslang do all the leg work, despite the possesion advantage they never really troubled the Cambuslang back line and when they did find away through, keeper Rowan was on hand to deal with anything coming his way. In the 7th minute some hesitation by Burns allowed Slater the opportunity to get a shot away but it was well dealt with by Rowan in the Lang goal as he tipped it round the post. Minutes later and the keeper came to the Lang's rescue again. This time it was the turn of Roberts to test him and his effort was turned onto the bar. Cambuslang began to come into the game a little midway through the half and squandered a few chances of their own. McCrae and Holmes the sinners. The home side were awarded a penalty on the half hour mark when Brown got in behind the Lanark defence but Slater hauled him down giving the referee the easy decision to award the spot kick. Carmichael slotted away sending the keeper the wrong way, the Lanark player also picked up a yellow card for his troubles.
Cambuslang started the second half brightly and almost doubled their lead straight from the kick off but McCrae's effort was well saved. On the hour mark and Cambuslang were awarded their second penalty of the afternoon. A nice one-two between McCrae and Brown left Brown in on goal but Slater once again pulled him back and he received his second yellow followed by the red card and an early bath. Carmichael steeped up and once again calmly slotted past the keeper. That was to be Carmichael's last contribution as he was replaced by McCarroll after failing to recover from an earlier knock. McCrae missed an excellent chance to add a third when good work by Brown set him up with the easiest of chances but the Lang man ballooned the ball over the bar from close range. Both teams made changes Cambuslang brought on Love to replace Brown who had picked up a knock and Lanark replaced Rankin with O'Brien. Lang sub Love linked with McCrae resulting in McCrae unleashing a superb drive that the keeper only saw as it flew past him, a stunning finish from the Lang striker. The home side rounded off a good afternoon's work when defender Brown got in on the scoring when he fired home from 10 yards. Lanark were lucky not to lose another player when Imrie was reckless with a late challenge on Martin but the referee only booked the player much to the disbelief of the home support.
Rowan, Doak, Burns (McGregor 85), Feenie, Martin, Coulter, Carmichael (McCarroll 61), Galloway, Brown (Love 70), McCrae & Holmes
Subs Not Used Murphy & Ferguson
This result sees Cambuslang remain joint top of the division alongside Rutherglen Glencairn and Greenock Juniors