Glens take hon­ours in league cup

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

C’lang Rangers ..... 1 Glen­cairn .............. 2 Satur­day saw Glen­cairn make the short trip to Cam­bus­lang and the lo­cal derby had it all, with goals, tack­les and a cou­ple of red cards, added to by a poor per­for­mance from the ref­eree.

The home side were miss­ing a num­ber of play­ers, as were the visi­tors. With Cam­bus­lang not car­ry­ing a big squad, ex-player Paul Bain was called into help out.

Cam­bus­lang will be kick­ing them­selves af­ter this nar­row 2-1 de­feat as had they kept their dis­ci­pline and kept 11 men on the park, this may have been a very dif­fer­ent match.

The game also saw the re­turn of a few ex-Lang play­ers, Mark Bishop and Derek He­witt were on the bench while Thomas Kil­martin and Jamie MacLeod started up front for Glen­cairn.

Cam­bus­lang had the bet­ter of the open­ing ex­changes and went close through Paddy Cullen af­ter only seven min­utes, but his ef­fort was straight at the Glens keeper.

A cou­ple of min­utes later and the Glens went close at the other end when McGuire fired in a shot but Grier was equal to it gath­er­ing com­fort­ably.

Lang keeper Jonny Grier pulled off a su­perb save from a Kil­martin free kick 25 yards out, as the keeper got across his line and down to his right to tip the ef­fort round the post. This proved to be the save of the game and of the day, as it panned out.

Next up to have a go at goal was Paul Burns but his header was eas­ily saved. Both teams were see­ing plenty of the ball but un­able to make their chances count.

Cam­bus­lang were get­ting more joy with Mar­riott and Dy­mock pos­ing a bit of a threat to the Glens.

Dy­mock fired in a great shot but it was well blocked at the last minute by Bal­lan­tyne who did well to get across. Mar­riott tried his luck from a tight an­gle but the ball flew harm­lessly over the bar.

Just be­fore the break and Cam­bus­lang took

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