Cambuslang snapping at leader’s heels
Cambuslang Rangers managers Paul McColl insisted that there was no talk of a title win in the dressing room despite his side going within two points of top spot.
Paul was delighted with his team’s performance against Gartcairn who were tipped among the teams to be promoted this season.
He said: “It’s too early to tell and it’s really close at the moment. I’m happy with the position we are in just now.
“There’s a lot of hard work to be done. I’d be happy if we got promoted.
“I wouldn’t like to say just now, we’ll just see how it pans out.
“It was a good performance and long may it continue.
“It was a great result. They have a decent side and a lot of good players.
“It was a tough match but any result away from home is a great result.
“A lot of teams will struggle against Gartcairn. They even complemented us about how well we played.
“We lost some sloppy goals after we went 2-0 up but our boys up-front scored three between them and that’s what they are there to do.
“We lost Jamie MacLeod to injury and he has suspected ligament damage. He could be out for three to four weeks. He has been playing really well and causes teams a lot of problems. It’s not the best but we have guys there who can cover.
“I wouldn’t want to single anyone out, it was a great team performance.
“They all played really well, even the guys that came on.
“It was great to get back to winning ways and we hope we can continue with that form.
“Gartcairn were a tough opponent and are a really good team. We were just better on the day and took our chances.
“Gartcairn should be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
“They have a great set up and will beat a lot of teams in this league.”
Cambuslang Rangers face a tough trip to Ayrshire District League side, Girvan in the Scottish Cup this weekend and are hoping to create another cup upset.
The Gers recently knocked Shotts Bon Accord out of the New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup and will look to take another scalp.
Paul added: “It will be good. There is confidence within the side.
“It will be a hard game on a big park.
“They won 4-0 on Saturday and won 4-1 against Thorniewood so they are meant to be not too bad.
“I’ve been given a report on them and I have a few things to look out for. “It’s great to be on a winning run and there is a good atmosphere around the team.
“The players are up for the challenge and you never know, we might get a good run in the Scottish.”
The Gers’ Scottish Cup opponents, Girvan, sit third in their league and are three points away from top spot.
before the interval when Cairn failed to clear a Chalmers corner and the ball was eventually prodded home by McStay.
Rangers resumed the second half with Gordon replacing the injured MacLeod and the visitors were caught napping as Gartcairn hauled themselves back into the match.
Lynch could only palm away a shot and Fraser blasted the loose ball home. Cambuslang restored their two goal advantage in the 54th minute when Chalmers was fouled in the box and Davidson slotted home the resultant penalty.
Ten minutes later the points were made secure when Chalmers played a great pass through to Kilmartin and the striker ran on to round the‘keeper to score.
As the match entered injury time Cairn notched their second when the ball was headed home from a corner. Celebrate Lang scored four
Pleased McColl hopes to take winning form into cup tie