Cambuslang Rangers 0-0 Cumbernauld United
Stagecoach Super League 1st Division
Saturday 28th August
at Somervell Park
Cambuslang Rangers kicked off their Super League Season with a dull 0-0 draw with Cumbernauld at the weekend, not the start the fans had hoped for. We have all heard of the exciting nil nil draws, well this wasn't one of them by far.
The home side still struggle on with half a team missing. Craig Rowan, Alan McCrae, Gary McGregor, Richie Love well all missing due to holidays and Willie Galloway was suspended due to the red card earned v Blantyre in the Sectional League Cup.
It was match where there was very little goal mouth action form either side as both keepers had a quiet afternoon at the office. It was all of fifteen minutes before any action took place at all and it was the visitors doing the threatening. A good move from back to front seen Cumbernauld carve open a chance but Trialist shot inches wide from the edge of the box. The first booking of the game went to Cumbernauld's Miller for a poor challenge on Feenie. On the half hour mark and the visitors missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring. A corner kick from the left was met, unchallenged, by Stirling but he headed inches wide of the upright. The home side's only chance of the half came on 35 minutes when trialist Kenny Balmain saw his header spectacularly saved by the Cumbernauld keeper, one for the cameras.
Cambuslang showed a bit more in the second half and created a couple of half chances for themselves. Carr saw his free kick well saved again by the keeper. Cumbernauld went close through Brown but his effort was deflected wide of the target. Cambuslang had to thank Jamie McCarroll for keeping them level after he cleared a Fitzpatrick effort off the line. The visitors were having most of the play by this point and Cambuslang were being pushed deeper and deeper, struggling at times just to get out of their own half. McCarroll was involved at the right end this time his free kick was well saved by Cumbernauld's keeper. Cambuslang had strong appeals for a penalty waived away when Paterson was clearly pushed over in the box, but the referee was unimpressed and waived the Lang man to his feet. Cumbernauld should have grabbed a goal with 5 minutes to go, substitute McAvoy forced Lowe into a fine stop but the ball fell kindly for the follow up by the Trialist but he blasted the ball over the bar for about 3 yards. .
Lowe, Ferguson, Graham, Feenie, McGrath, Coulter, Carr, Paterson, Burns, Balmain, McCarroll
Subs Not Used Holmes, Hughes, Petrik, Archer, Doak