Cambuslang Rangers 1-2 Hurlford

Stagecoach Super 1st Division

Saturday 19th February

at Somervell Park

 

Cambuslang crashed at home to Hurlford at the weekend in a pretty dull encounter at Somervell Park.

 

The home side had hoped to build on the 3-0 win over Saltcoats the previous week but Hurlford had other ideas and left Somervell with the 3 points courtesy of a 2-1 win.

 

Once again this season saw Manager and Assistant list themselves as Substitutes such is the injury list at Somervell Park

 

In a pretty un eventful first 45 there was very little on show from either side. The first real talking point came on the half hour mark when the visitors were reduced to 10 men. Caddis saw red after picking up his second booking of the match after a very late tackle on Lang defender Martin Feenie. Feenie never recovered from the tackle and was replaced at the interval.

 

Just as half time was approaching it was the visitors who made the breakthrough. They broke up field and Robertson shot from 20 yards and the usually reliable Rowan somehow allowed the ball to squirm under him and it ended up in the back of the net. He real should have saved it.

H-T 0-1

 

Lang came out for the second half minus Feenie, his place taken by McGrath.

 

Cambuslang had a good spell of pressure at the beginning of the half but were not forcing the keeper to work. Cambuslang fell further behind after 50 minutes. Another break up the park saw 3 Lang defenders fail to clear the danger and ball fell to Robertson to grab his and Hulrfords 2nd of the game.

 

Cambuslang replied instantly and pulled a goal back on 51 minutes. Coulter the scorer after a good move. The tackles were beginning to fly in now as Hurlford sat back on the narrow advantage  but Cambuslang just couldn't find the leveller. On the hour mark Cambuslang should have equalised when Brown headed over the bar from 6 yards.

 

And 5 minutes later McCrae hit the bar with a fine free kick but that's was as close as Cambuslang were to get and the game fizzled out and Hurlford left with a valuable 3 points.

 

Lang

 

Rowan, Ferguson, McGowan, Feenie ( McGrath 45), Coulter, Paterson, Galloway, McCrae, Brown, Tyczynski, McCarroll

 

McGregor, Fisher, Archer and Cunningham

 

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