Blantyre Vics 2-3 Cambuslang Rangers
Beatons Coaches Sectional League Cup
Saturday 25th August
At Station Park
With Cambuslang already through from the group manager Andy Cunningham choose to rest a couple of players, Billy Holmes & Graham Doak spent the game on the bench and Paterson and Levar were given starts along with Watson in the heart of defence.
Cambuslang made the prefect start when they went in front after only five minutes. Mitchell cross was headed on by Maxwell which fell to Gauley who blasted high into the roof of the net. Maxwell then went close himself but his shot was tipped over the bar. From the corner Watson saw his powerful header well saved. Blantyre drew level on ten minutes when Murdoch sidestepped a couple of weak challenges before despatching the ball past Wardlaw. Maxwell then saw the keeper pull off another fine stop from his shot to turn the ball round the post. Devanney rattled in a thunderous shot that went narrowly wide with the keeper rooted to the spot but a minute later and he got it all right, similar to his first effort only this one hit the target and rattled the back of the net before the keeper saw it.
The homeside drew level from the penalty spot when Watson was adjudged to have fouled. Blantyre Smith fired into the roof of the net giving Wardlaw no chance. Cambuslang then replaced Paterson with Simpson. Cambuslang got their noses back in front on 70 minutes. Mitchell cross was headed goalward by Coulter but Mitchell got the final touch to knock the ball over the line. Maxwell picked up silly booking for throwing the ball away. In the final minute of the match Cambuslang had to rely on veteran keeper Alan Wardlaw for keeping them in front when he pulled off a quite unbelievable stop from point blank range, the keeper didn't know too much about it but he kept it out anyway.
Wardlaw, Kavanagh, Taylor, Coulter, Watson, Devanney, Paterson (Simpson 61), Mitchell, Levar, Gauley (Dunn 83), Maxwell
Subs not used McDougall, Holmes, Doak