Lang boss pleased with side’s effort
But gaffer angered by referee
Cambuslang Rangers comanager Paddy Cullen felt that the referee killed the game for them against Glencairn on Saturday.
The Somervell Park side had two men sent off by the man in the middle, and let a 1-0 lead go as their local rivals fought back.
But the boss believes his side have done well in their first two games in the sectional league cup, especially as they’ve been against higher division opposition.
Paddy said: “Those teams are both good sides, in divisions above us, and they’ve already got some good, established sides which they’ve added to over the summer.
“As much as it’s good to put our wits against them, the competitive edge that you have never leaves and you want to win every single game.
“As a player, referees and goalkeepers were always my nemesis, and I thought the ref on Saturday had a bit of a stinker. I felt we were really unlucky with some bad decisions.
“I felt the red cards were on the dubious side, but you are looking for your guys to keep their heads as level as possible, even though there wasn’t a malicious tackle in the game. It’s crazy, that we ended up with just nine men on the park.”
He added: “I thought we did really well, as we were in front against a team from a higher division, and we played well against them for 20 minutes with only nine men.”
Paddy, a former striker with Dumbarton and , amongst others, knows what it takes in front of goal, and has been delighted with the start that hitman Steven Dymock has had at the club.
Last year the Lang struggled to find a consistent goalscorer, which Paddy believes won’t be the case this year.
The boss said: “Steven has been doing great job for us, as he’s been working very hard. We’ve asked him to play in a couple of different positions as we’ve been short of bodies.
“He’s dropped back a little bit deeper, but he’s still got a couple of goals for us and taken them well.
“He has been showing he’s a class striker and when the league begins, I’m sure he will hit the ground running.
“As a striker, it’s important that you are scoring goals. It can take a while to get into the habit where you are scoring regularly, especially when you are part of a new squad, with a change of scenery, new team- mates, a new management team, but thankfully, it all seems to have gelled for us so far.
“Getting in a proven goalscorer was something we wanted from the start, as we had to change the team as it had underachieved last season.
“I know, as a striker, that sometimes it takes a goal out of nothing to get you the three points, and I think the players we have, Chris Hamilton, when he returns from injury, Paddy Cullen and the trialist we’re looking at, Gordon Herd, have all got goals in them.”
One up Steven Dymock celebrates his Lang goal