Eight’s great but one is plenty

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Cam­bus­lang Rangers boss Paul McColl has warned sup­port­ers not to ex­pect eight goals ev­ery time the Lang play this sea­son.

The Somervell men put on a scin­til­lat­ing per­for­mance to ham­mer Forth 8-2 on Satur­day.

It was a stun­ning re­sult against a side who had beat Lang to the sec­ond divi­sion ti­tle last year.

Five of the goals came from a tri­al­ist striker who McColl hopes to sign up this week, with the others com­ing from a Simeon dou­ble and Ma­cLeod.

But, ahead of a home game with John­stone Burgh this Satur­day, the gaffer reck­ons the score­line was a freak, even if it was a freak he was happy to see.

He said: “I can’t see that hap­pen­ing (scor­ing eight again this week­end).

“I’d take a sin­gle goal win, 1-0 or 2-1, what­ever, as long as it’s three points. “It was a good re­sult. “We scored some good goals, they weren’t lucky. At the end of the first half we had been the bet­ter team but they were still in, but in the sec­ond half we just oblit­er­ated them.

“We played good foot­ball on

a bob­bly park. The tri­al­ist has played se­nior and we’re hop­ing to get him signed up.

“Bob [David­son] has been work­ing a lot so hadn’t trained much and dropped to the bench.

“It was im­por­tant be­cause we lost our last game.

“We knew it would be a hard game and I never thought we’d win by that score­line.

“Af­ter the game I made sure there was no shout­ing about it.

“Other teams can get loud and start bang­ing doors, but I re­minded the play­ers it was just an­other three points.”

Lang also gave their goal dif­fer­ence a ma­jor boost.

“They have now scored 16 times this cam­paign, four more than any other side.

The win sent them to the top of the ta­ble on goal dif­fer­ence, and Paul said: “Goal dif­fer­ence came into it in the sec­tional cup.

“You never know when you might rely on it.

“If we’re lucky enough to still be up there to­wards the end of the sea­son then it might be im­por­tant.”

Lang were also drawn against Lochgelly Al­bert in the Scot­tish Cup.

The Fife side will make the trip to Cam­bus­lang on Oc­to­ber 22.

Pleased Paul McColl

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