Lang achieve aim of hitting top three by Christmas
Cambuslang Rangers boss Paul McColl was relieved after his side snatched a late winner against bottom side Vale of Leven.
And the result ensured they finished second before the two-week winter break.
McColl’s men had gone four weeks without a match but the victory meant they are within three points of leaders Lanark United.
Striker Bob Davidson scored the winner with just minutes remaining to win a match the Lang closely shaded in blustery conditions.
Substitute Chris Faulds played the ball wide to Davidson on 89 minutes and his speculative left foot effort from outside the box found the net for the winning goal.
McColl said: “It was a good result on a really windy day.
“It was good to get back and the defence obviously played well.
“Chris Faulds came off the bench to set up Bob for the goal and the subs did well when they came on for us. We scored in the 89th minute so there was not much of a way back for them.
“Davidson scored a belter. He didn’t have many chances in the game, maybe three or four half chances but he is always capable of scoring a goal.
“We were probably the better team and we had the better chances.
“It was a difficult game, I don’t know if they had guys suspended or injured but it was not an easy game. They had a big side but it was a good win for us.
“We deserved to win, I think we just shaded it. There weren’t a lot of chances. The wind ruined the game but the park was decent.
“They were against the wind in the first half and when they were kicking it long it just came back to them.
“There were a couple of chances, about half a dozen, and they had two or three. There wasn’t much of a gap between us.
“I don’t think a point would have been horrendous because I think a lot of teams will struggle down there.
“We now have a two-week break but we’ll still be training.”
The Lang won’t find out their next opponents until later in the month but McColl is hoping for a home tie.
Leaders Lanark drew 0-0 with sixth placed Gartcairn last week which allowed the Lang to get closer to top spot.
“We’re back into second now and three points behind Lanark but there are still a lot of games to go,” added McColl.
“It’s pretty tight . We’re not going to get carried away. Promotion is a big aim and there’s still a wee bit to go and there are good teams in this league.
“The players are up for the chase, you can tell that.
“That result was a great confidence boost for the players.”
McColl is hoping to have a full strength squad to pick from for their next game as there are no injury worries.
Promotion challenge Manager Paul McColl
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