Glens take honours in league cup
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