Downfield 0-6 Cambuslang Rangers

Emirates Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round

Saturday 28th November

 

Cambuslang Rangers eased into the 4th Round of the Emirates Scottish Cup after a very comfortable 6-0 thrashing of Tayside outfit Downfield.

 

The Lang did well just to get 11 players on the park after a bout of Flu swept through the side during the week.

 

Added to the long term injuries were Charlie Hobbs who was struggling with flu and that meant an unfamiliar role in attack for the versatile Ferguson. There was a welcome return to the bench for Thomas Hoey.

 

Despite all the recent bad weather, the Downfield park was in pretty good condition considering.

 

 

Davy Matthews Caught Late, Downfield Player Red Carded

 

Cambuslang started the game brightly but the first notable bit of action came when Scott Dunn was booked for a later challenge, his kick out could easily have resulted in a red card.

 

Lang went close on 8 minutes. Dunn skipped past the Downfield defender and his cross was met by McCrae but his overhead kick went inches wide. A couple of minutes later and Smith went close when his header was well saved by Downfields keeper.

 

On 14 minutes Lang were awarded a penalty kick. McCraes shot was charged down in the box and the ball came off the defenders arm which resulted in the spot kick being awarded. McCrae stepped up but his poor kick was well saved. A minute later and Lang spurned another chance, this time Smith seen his effort deflected wide. On 30 minutes the home side were reduced to 10 men, and rightly so. A shocking challenge on Matthews by Lauder left the ref no option but to show the player a straight red card. Lang were still dominating the game but were finding the Downfield keeper in fine form. Lang went close again and this time it was Irvine who shot just wide.

 

Cambuslang eventually made the breakthrough and it came from an unlikely source. A cross into the box was met by Graham Doak and he headed home for the opener.

 

Downfield keep A Close Eye On Danger Man Dunn

 

H-T 0-1

McCrae Has His Spot Kick Easily Saved

At the start of the 2nd half, Lang replaced Dunn with Hoey. Lang doubled their lead on 48 minutes. McCrae crossed into the box and Thomson was on hand to slide the ball over the line. Lang were dominating in all areas but were coming up against a keeper in form. Smith had another effort saved. The home side were further reduced when Farquarson was sent off for foul and abusive language towards the official as Downfields frustration was getting the better of them. Lang stretched their lead courtesy of an Own Goal. Ferguson's was closest to it but the ball was put into his own goal by Lauder

 

Cambuslang introduced Hobbs with Smith making way. The striker was then booked for diving when everyone else thought a penalty had been awarded, the decision looked very harsh indeed. The visitors grabbed a 4th on 70 minutes. Hoey drilled home a superb drive from 20 yards that the keeper didn't even see.

 

 

 

Hoey’s Second For Lang

Ferguson made way for new signing Clark. The sub almost made an immediate impact but his effort was well saved. On 83 minutes things went from bad to worse for Downfield when they had yet another player red carded, this time Lauder fell foul of the ref for a 2nd booking.

 

Lang grabbed a fifth on 85 minutes. Irvine's header fell to Hobbs and his ball back across goal came to Hoey who fired another superb effort past the keeper. Minutes later and a superb save by the keeper kept McCrae's free kick out.

 

The rout was completed in the final minute when Thomson grabbed Lang's sixth and his 2nd of the game. he fired into the top corner, a fine finish.

A Great Day Out Had By All – Scott and Wilson

 

 

 

 

F-T 0-6

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CONNOLLY

DOAK

BISHOP

INGLIS

THOMSON

IRVINE

DUNN (HOEY 46)

SMITH (HOBBS 58)

FERGUSON (CLARK 82)

McCRAE

D MATTHEWS

 

McCUE

B MATTHEWS

 

 

 

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