Ten man Ben­burb take away all three points

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang Rangers man­ager Paul McColl was bit­terly dis­ap­pointed that his side couldn’t hold on to a point at home to 10-man Ben­burb last week­end.

The Lang boss saw his side lose their sec­ond game in a row in a 2-1 de­feat to The Bens who boast the least amount of losses out of all the teams in the Cen­tral Dis­trict Sec­ond Di­vi­sion.

Ryan Liv­ing­stone scored his sec­ond goal of the game in the 88th minute to heap more mis­ery on Cam­bus­lang who have now lost back- to- back league games for the sec­ond time in 2016.

Cap­tain Neil New­man scored on his re­turn to the side fol­low­ing a three­match sus­pen­sion which was one of very few pos­i­tives McColl could take from the de­feat.

He said: “I think we must be sav­ing our worst per­for­mances for the end of sea­son run-in.

“It’s cru­cial we don’t lose another game.

“The first half was pretty even but they were the bet­ter team in the sec­ond half with 10 men.

“We are just in a lack of form at the moment and some of the play­ers are off form.

“Too many of the play­ers are not lis­ten­ing and think they know bet­ter.

“The first goal was a mis­take and the sec­ond was a silly foul out­side the box. The boy’s free kick was cleared but it fell to one of their play­ers and they’ve scored from it.

“We are leak­ing far too many goals and we are mak­ing too many mis­takes as well.

“It was a poor end­ing to the game. With just a cou­ple min­utes to go you are hop­ing that we can just hold on and then that hap­pens.

“A draw would have been a fair re­sult but Ben­burb are a de­cent side who are well or­gan­ised. They have a lot of good, younger play­ers up front.”

McColl high­lighted the im­por­tance of the in­jured Paul McLaugh­lin who has missed two games through in­jury.

Thomas Kil­martin was also miss­ing but the gaffer was pleased to have top goal scorer Bob Davidson back in the side.

Cam­bus­lang will face Ash­field at Somervell Park on Satur­day with the in­cen­tive of try­ing to avoid three straight de­feats in a row.

The Lang could not have hit bad form at a worse time in their sea­son as they go into the fi­nal four matches hav­ing lost four games in their last five.

“I think there is a good chance of us get­ting pro­moted if we win our last four games,” McColl added.

“We’ve been go­ing well in the league all sea­son but I’ve been re­ally dis­ap­pointed with the re­sults re­cently.

“We’ll give it another bash on Satur­day. Ash­field beat us last time but we had a few play­ers miss­ing that day.

“They are sec­ond bot­tom but that means noth­ing in this league be­cause Royal Al­bert, who are bot­tom, drew with Port Glas­gow, who are top, last week­end.

“There was a good crowd there on Satur­day and we’ll hope we get that again this week­end.”

Top goal scorer Bob Davidson re­turned to the side

Pro­mo­tion hopes suf­fer Lang boss Paul McColl watches on

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