Lang rear­ing to go against Oban

Rutherglen Reformer - - GLENCAIM -

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

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