Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

This game has stuck in the gaffer’s mind since the fi­nal whis­tle blew and who could blame him.

It was their first de­feat of the sea­son af­ter win­ning three in a row and the red card shown to Ryan MacKey, which changed the game, left Paul fu­ri­ous.

Bob David­son and MacKey gave The Lang a 2-1 lead be­fore the mid­fielder was or­dered off for a poor chal­lenge on a La­nark man. The vis­i­tors then scored three times in the last 15 min­utes to kill the game.

Af­ter­wards, Paul said: “I let my feel­ings be known at full-time. He let him­self down, he’s let ev­ery­one down.

“I think we would have kept our 100 per cent record if he had stayed on the park, I’m so dis­ap­pointed in him.” “Un­think­able” — that summed up Paul’s feel­ings af­ter he watched his side throw away a 3-0 half-time lead.

Af­ter a de­feat to Ash­field and a 7-1 ham­mer­ing to Gir­van in the Scot­tish Ju­nior Cup, Cam­bus­lang were look­ing to bounce back quickly.

And they got off to the best of starts when Kieran Chalmers, Thomas Kil­martin and Bob David­son en­sured a good lead.

But the even­tual Cen­tral District Sec­ond cham­pi­ons hit back with five goals in the sec­ond half and the Lang dropped to fourth in the ta­ble.

“I couldn’t get that re­sult out of my head,” Paul said. “It ru­ined my week­end. I hope it ru­ined my play­ers’ week­end. It was a ter­ri­ble re­sult. Re­ally dis­ap­point­ing.

“We could have been 7-0 up at half­time. We col­lapsed in the sec­ond half.” league thanks to two goals in the fi­nal five min­utes.

The Lang had dom­i­nated for large parts of the game but less than 30 sec­onds into the sec­ond half, Craig Miles fired This­tle into the lead.

Bob David­son hit the net af­ter 85 min­utes to give the boys in blue what they thought was a de­served point.

How­ever, in the last ac­tion of the match, Stu­art David­son’s long ball dropped in front of ‘keeper Tracy who slipped and Nicky Moore rounded him be­fore slot­ting it away.

Paul said: “It was a very good re­sult. We counted 12 chances for us so it maybe looked like we scraped the win at the end but we didn’t.

“For the sec­ond goal, the ball seemed to be a bit short to Treacy and it was bob­bling about a bit. Nicky Moore has ob­vi­ously came in, been sharp and alert to it, and came in to score.”

Go­ing up It’s bub­bly time as the Lang cel­e­brate pro­mo­tion af­ter a win over La­nark

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