Cambuslang Rangers 8-0 Vale Of Clyde
Abercorn 1st Division
Saturday 26th October
At Somervell Park
Cambuslang scoring exploits just seem to continue and this time Vale of Clyde found themselves on the end of a Somervell Park hammering. This was not a happy return to an old stomping ground for ex-Lang keeper Chris Wilson who was between the sticks for the Vale. To be fair to the big keeper his defence helped him very little during the torrid 90 minutes.
Cambuslang depleted squad was stretched once again when a late call off for Carmichael who has replaced by Ferguson after picking up a strain in the warm up. Ferguson himself had just returned from injuries and lacked match practise going into this one. Gary McGregor returned to the starting line up as Martin was ruled out, also missing was Coulter allowing McCarroll a rare start.
The home side let there intentions be known early on when skipper Billy Holmes fired just over after only 5 minutes. Vales only threat came in short bursts with Taylor causing the Lang back line a few problems early on. The same player could have given the visitors the lead but he pulled his effort wide of target. Cambuslang scored 2 goals within a minute of each other to start the goal spree that was to follow. Top scorer Paul Brown got on the end of a Billy Holmes pass and side stepped the weak Vale challenge before firing into the roof of the net, this was quickly followed with a second for Brown who got on the end of a Burns cross from the left and nodded past Wilson. The visitors were not to concerned at this stage and should have pulled a goal back minutes later. 3 attempts at goal but they still couldn't find away through and the danger was eventually cleared. Brown completed his hat trick on the half hour mark. McCarroll made his way down the line before delivering a good cross and Brown took a touch before slotting past the Vale keeper.
Vales only threat up front failed to appear for the second half he was replaced by Stirling. The home side stretched their lead further this time Brown turned provider as he crossed for Ferguson who knocked the ball home from 6 yards. Cambuslang brought on young and promising striker Richie Love to replace McCrae. The Vale's keeper made a howler for Lang's 5th goal when he was beaten by the bounce allowing Brown in for his 4th of the match. Sub Love grabbed the Langs 6th goal when he knocked Galloway's cross past the once again exposed Wilson. Cambuslang replaced the inspiring defender Martin Feenie with Derek Watson. Then they replaced the goalkeeper giving 2nd choice Murphy a run out. Cambuslang should have had a penalty but the referee must have been feeling sorry for the visitors and only awarded a free kick on the edge of the box after a foul on Love. Cambuslang scored their 7th after a driven cross by Holmes was knocked home by Love who went on to grab his hat trick on 80 minutes. He cut inside the defender before firing low past Wilson to round off a thoroughly miserable return to Somervell for the Vale keeper.
Rowan (Murphy 65), Doak, McGregor, Fennie (Watson 62), McCarroll, Ferguson, Burns, Brown, Holmes, McCrae (Love 58)
Sub Not Used Carmichael
This weekend Cambuslang face the difficult trip when they travel to take on the newly rejuvenated St Anthony's at the New McKenna Park.
This game will kick off at 2-00pm.