Lang lose out by one

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

C’lang Rangers ..... 3 Thorniewood Utd .. 4 Cam­bus­lang Rangers lost by a sin­gle goal in what was a de­cent run our for both sides.

This was the Lang’s sec­ond pre-sea­son match and the new look side is be­gin­ning to take shape even though it is still early doors and a lot more tin­ker­ing here and there will hap­pen be­fore the league sea­son gets un­der way in a few weeks.

The home side fell be­hind af­ter 15 min­utes, a mix up at the back seen the Wood at­tacker latch onto the loose ball and fire past Mullen in the Lang goal.

Cam­bus­lang lev­elled with their first goal of the new sea­son 10 min­utes later. Scan­lon fired home a free kick and with the aid of a de­flec­tion the ball nes­tled in the back of the net.

On the half hour mark Cam­bus­lang fell be­hind and this time it was some poor play from the de­fence as they con­ceded pos­ses­sion far too easily. This al­lowed He­witt in to blast home.

A few min­utes later and the Lang had a great chance to score but Smith volleyed wide from close range.

Lang drew level again on 36 min­utes. The ball was pre­sented to him by some poor play from the de­fender and Faulds nipped in and fired past the ex­posed goalie.

The home side went in front a few min­utes later when New­man scored from 12 yards, he sold the de­fender a dummy be­fore curl­ing into far cor­ner.

The sec­ond half didn’t have the flow as the first as both sides made nu­mer­ous changes.

The visi­tors got back on level terms with 10 min­utes re­main­ing when Thorniewood lobbed the sub keeper from the edge of the box.

They grabbed what turned out to be the win­ner on 85 min­utes when slack play from the Lang al­lowed Wood to score from close range.

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