Cambuslang Rangers 1-2 Yoker Athletic

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 25th November 2006

at Somervell Park

 

Cambuslang Rangers slumped to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Yoker Athletic at the weekend in what was a very disappointing performance. The result also sees Cambuslang drop into the relegation zone, 3rd from bottom on only 7 points from their opening 9 games. The 3 point deduction looking more severe than it first looked.

 

With 3 sides relegated its going to take an enormous turnaround from the Somervell Park side should they have any chance of staying in this division. The sides round about the foot of the table are the ones Cambuslang have to beat and on Saturday, the display didn't provide any light at the end of the long tunnel.

 

There was only 1 change to Lang’s starting line up, Steven O'Neil ruled out through work commitments and his slot was taken up by Trialist.

 

Doyle and McClafferty Clash

Doyle Defensive Header

 

The writing was on the wall as early as the second minute as Cambuslang fell behind with the first attack of the game. Howie picked up a loose ball just inside Lang penalty box and he seemed to scuff his shot goal ward but it ended up in the back of the net to give the visitors a dream start. Fusari had to be alert a minute later when McClafferty fired in an effort that the Lang keeper did well to turn round the post for a corner kick. The first name into the book was McGowan of Cambuslang for persistent fouling.

 

Cambuslang Rangers drew level with their first real effort at goal. Reid picked up the ball just outside the box and fired a shot past the despairing dive Thompson in Yokers goal. A fine strike that lifted Cambuslang. Yoker his back 5 minutes later and regained the lead. The goal seemed a bit fortunate to say the least when Dunne’s cross looped over Fusari and nestled in the back of the net.

H-T 1-2 

 

Another Solid Display From Reid

McGuigan Congratulates Reid After Equaliser

 

Yoker had 2 players yellow carded in quick succession at the start of the second half, Dunne for a foul on Reid and then McClafferty for a trip on Doyle. Cambuslang were unlucky not to draw level on 63 minutes. A superb effort from Reid seemed to be heading into the back of the net but the ball seemed to take a slight bobble off the turf and rattled off the post before being cleared to Patrick and his cross back into the danger area came back off the face of the crossbar and was then cleared. Dunne then tested Fusari at the other end but the Lang keeper was equal to the shot and he saved well.

 

McGowan Sent Crashing

McGowan With Saving Tackle

 

Lang made a double change on 64 minutes. McCracken and Wyatt made way for Nolan and Mullen. Cambuslang picked up a couple of bookings, Trialist and Doyle the sinners. The visitors were reduced to 10 men after a scything tackle on Reid by Easdale the player should have been straight red carded but the ref elected to issue a 2nd yellow and then sent him off. Luckily for Lang Reid seen the challenge coming or it could have been a nasty injury for the Lang man. In a last ditch desperate attempt to salvage something, Cambuslang threw on Brian Martin up front. He replaced Carson. Yoker held on despite some late pressure from the home side but it was all too little too late and Yoker left with the 3 points.

 

Some Really Close Marking From Yoker

Ref Helps Reid To his Feet After Another Crunching Tackle

 

 

 

Lang Line Up

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Fusari

Doyle

Trialist

McGuigan

McGowan

Carson (Martin 85)

Robertson

McCracken (Nolan 64)

Patrick

Wyatt (Mullen 64)

Reid

Unused Subs

 

Eadie

 

 

McIlhone

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