Lang rearing to go against Oban
Cambuslang RC coach Robbie Stewart says he can’t wait to start the new season at home to Oban Lorne on Saturday.
Cambus play their first game in the BT West Division One league since promotion and will be eager to start well against the side who pipped them to the title last year.
Robbie said: “We expect them to be very strong. They beat us twice last year and they will be competitive – I’d be very surprised if they are not competing in the league this year.
“It will be a good marker of where we are and an idea of the standard we need to get to.”
Cambus warmed up with a training match against an Allan Glen second XV but Robbie expects to be missing a few key players this weekend.
He said: “We’re very much going into the unknown this season. We’re struggling with some injuries and unavailable players and it’s going to be three or four weeks before we have everyone I would like to have.
“We’re probably two or three short. We will develop over the next few weeks and when we get everyone back I would expect us to be competitive.”
Glencairn were left frustrated once again as a brilliant but controversial late equaliser meant they had to settle for a point for the second week in a row.
There were only two changes to the starting line-up for the home side with Dean Muir and Graeme Brown replacing the unavailable Brian Welsh and Adam Nisanci.
The game took a while to get going, but on 21 minutes former Glens player Mark McManus scuffed a shot straight at Hutchison.
At the other end, Campbell saved well from Tait’s snapshot.
The opening goal arrived in the 37th minute. Tait was the architect, winning possession on the right before skipping past one challenge and cutting the ball back for Denis McLaughlin who fired home.
Glens were on top and Campbell had to parry Tait’s shot before McLaughlin fired over. Campbell then blocked at Brown’s feet as half-time loomed. Tackle Tony Fraser played a key role against Yoker
Cambus in action