Cambuslang Rangers 0-2 Shotts B.A.
Sinclair 70 mins
Regional League Cup 1st Round
Saturday 18th November
at Somervell Park
Shotts Bon Accord gained a little revenge for their Cup Final defeat at the hands of Cambuslang by sending them crashing out of the Regional League Cup at the First Round stage. Despite the local team having the better of the chances it was the Premier side who went through courtesy of 2 second half strikes, the first from Sinclair and the killer second from Porter.
The first real chance of the game came from ex-Cambuslang man Brian Nelson who signed from Blantyre during the week, he blasted well wide from a promising position. Shotts then had another great opportunity to take the lead but Porter pulled his shot wide. The home sides first effort came from the boot of Stewart Gauley, but his effort was saved by Colquhoun in the Shotts goal, this was to one of many fine saves by the keeper who went on to have a quite outstanding game between the sticks. Cambuslang then had an effort well saved, Holmes cross was touched on by Daisley to Dunn who forced the keeper into another fine stop. The little winger knows he probably should have scored from their. Shotts McLauchlin was first in the referee's book when he hauled down Billy Holmes this booking was to cost the defender later in the game. Cambuslang then went close with a header from Daisley but he couldn't get enough on the cross from Billy Holmes. Mark Dunn then slid his shot narrowly wide in what was Cambuslang's best effort of the half so far. Shotts then had strong appeals for a penalty, waived away, rightly by the referee. McCarthur went down under the excellent challenge from John McCabe and the striker picked up a yellow card for diving. Cambuslang's Devanney then went close with a drive from the edge of the box. Next into the book went Lang's McCabe, he picked up the caution for kicking the ball away. Cambuslang almost opened the scoring through Dunn but once again Colquhoun saved his effort. Wardlaw in the Lang goal had his piece of involvement on 44 minutes, he was down quick to prevent Sinclair from heading the opener.
Sinclair's height was causing some concern in the box and he should have gave Shotts the lead. He had a free header in the box but put his effort tamely wide, this was a let off for the home side. Shotts then saw another chance go when an inswinging corner was missed by everyone before McCabe cleared it off the line. Holmes then missed a great chance when he headed straight at the keeper from 8 yards when he should have scored. Maxwell was then cynically hauled down by McLauchlin who received his second booking and was sent off. Daisley was next up to test the Shotts keeper, Dunn's cross was met by the big centre but Colquhoun was equal to it. Cambuslang then had Maxwell booked for diving. Then came the breakthrough, another free header by Sinclair who made no mistake this time and nodded Shotts into the lead. That lead was doubled soon after when another howler form Jim Kavanagh allowed Porter in on goal, Wardlaw produced a fine stop but the ball came back to Porter who slotted home at the second attempt. Cambuslang try as they might just couldn't find away pat Colquhoun in the Shotts goal and the visitors held on to book their 2nd round spot.
CambuslangWardlaw, Noble, McCabe, Gauley, Kavanagh, Richardson, Devanney,Dunn, Holmes, Daisley & Maxwell
Subs from Hill, Doak, Mulligan, Earlie & McDougal
ShottsColquhoun, Farrell, Hallford, Mills, McNulty, McLauchlin, Sinclair, Porter, McArthur, Miller
Subs from Davies, McInally & Arnott
This weekend Cambuslang return to League duty with the trip to Alexandria to take on Vale of Leven. This match kicks off at
2-00pm and the supporters bus will leave Sweepers at 12-45pm Non Members Welcome.