Cambuslang Rangers 0-0 Glasgow Perthshire

Central Region 1st Division

Saturday 29th August 2009

at Somervell Park

Turned out to be a pretty miserable weekend for Cambuslang Rangers as they laboured to a 0-0 draw with Glasgow Perthshire.

 

For the 2nd week in a row they failed to capitalise on their opponents being reduced to 10 men.

 

Shire defender Wales saw red after a shocking tackle on Lang's Marc Ross which saw him stretchered off and away to hospital in the first half (full extend unknown as yet).

The injury looked to be ligament damage which could easily end his season.

 

Deco on the attack

This is a game which Cambuslang could and should have won rather comfortably but missed chances cost the Somervell park side.

Connolly at the other end was a virtual spectator as the traffic all appeared to be one way but Lang, for their efforts, couldn't find a way past the Shire Keeper.

 

Lang made a couple of changes from last weeks starting line up. Craig Ferguson returned from suspension, Chris Queen and Thomas Hoey returned to the starting line up,

Donnelly had to make do with a place on the bench as he wasn't 100%fit.

Bubba Stretchered off

 

There wasn't too much action to write about in this game as Lang huffed and puffed there way towards the Shire goal but all too often there was no end product. The first real notable bit of action came on 15 minutes when Colin Irvine forced a superb save out of Thomson in the Shire goal, he dived full stretch and tipped the 20 yard shot round the post. 5 minutes later and Lang had another chance, this time Hoey fed Smith but his effort went inches over the bar. As chances came and went Chris Queen went close with a header on 26 minutes and you were beginning to think, Lang are going to have one of those days where nothing is going to go in.

 

The game burst into life, but for the wrong reasons, on 34 minutes. Shire's Wales was late and very high on Lang's Ross which resulted in a red card for the defender and Ross had to be stretchered from the field and whisked to hospital for some checks. It looked a nasty injury although it didn't look like a break more a ligament problem which we all know can be worse than a break sometimes.

 

When the game restarted Cambuslang had brought on Donnelly for the injured Ross.

 

Ferguson returns from 3 game ban

H-T 0-0

Lang wasted another chance on 55 minutes when Irvine shot straight at the keeper from just inside the box when he really should have burst the net. On 50 minutes, a rare venture forward for Shire saw them go close but Bennet’s header failed to trouble Connelly.

 

Shires time wasting tactics, that had been going on since they were reduced to 10 men, were beginning to annoy both Lang players and Fans but went unpunished by the referee. The visitors were clearly in no rush to venture up the park and Lang were virtually camped in the oppositions half.

Doak goes close with this “passback”

 

On the hour mark, Irvine made way for Mathews. The sub almost made an immediate impact when his header came back off the post but again it was a chance wasted.

 

Lang went close through Hoey but he pulled the final effort of the game wide of the target.

 

Shire's spoiling tactics worked but it was far from pretty and they were clearly happy with the point come the final whistle

 

Irvine Clears A Rare Attack off The Line

 

 

 

 

F-T 0-0

 

 

Lang Line Up

 

 

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CONNOLLY

IRVINE

FERGUSON

DOAK

BISHOP

SMITH

DUNN

HOEY

KILMARTIN

QUEEN

ROSS

 

MURPHY

WARDLAW

THOMSON

MATHEWS

DONNELLY

McKEE

TRIALIST

 

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