Yoker Athletic 1-2 Cambuslang Rangers
Central League Cup 2nd Round
Friday 20th April
Cambuslang Rangers were looking for a couple of things from this match, firstly to continue where they left off on Wednesday after their fine 2-1 over Blantyre and secondly to gain a bit of pride back against a side that gave them a mauling, 5-0, only last month.
In that previous encounter Cambuslang were easily out muscled and
bullied all over the park, but no so in this cup tie. The
This was also a landmark game as it was the first time since February last year that they had recorded 2 wins back to back
There were a couple changes to the side that beat
The first half was all about Cambuslang giving as good as they got from the physical Yoker but this time Cambuslang were equal to it, refusing to be drawn into the petty fouls and sniping. Yoker were doing most of the pressing in the first half but a well organised back line were coping with anything coming their way and Lang keeper had little to do in that opening 45. The first notable bit of action came when Yokers Chisholm fired in a shot but it was straight at the Lang goalie.
Cambuslang should have been awarded a spot kick. Yokers Joyce clearly handled in the box but to the amazement of Lang players, the ref waived play on.
The second half was a much livelier affair with both sides looking
to progress to the next round. The half started poorly for Lang as all their
good word in the first was done after only 3 minutes. Yoker opened the scoring
after Cambuslang were unable to clear the danger despite a couple of chances to
do so. The ball eventually fell to Dunn who turned and fired home from close
range. The game threatened to boil over when Cameron and Coyle clashed in the
middle of the park, both players yellow carded for their troubles. Cambuslang
came close to equalising on 50 minutes. Ogilvy delivered a cross to the far
post where the on rushing
On 79 minutes Ogilvy had a great chance to put the Lang in front
but the keeper saved well from his header. Lang replaced Wyatt with McMullan.
30 seconds later and the visitors were awarded their 3rd spot kick in 2 games.
Hughes fouled just inside the box. The Lang men dusted himself down to rattle
the ball home and give Cambuslang a precious lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Lang Line Up