McColl hopes freescor­ing Liam is ‘the spark’

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Cam­bus­lang Rangers man­ager Paul McColl be­lieves his new­est sign­ing could prove to be the cat­a­lyst in the club’s search for back-to-back pro­mo­tions.

Liam Gorm­ley took the plau­dits yet again af­ter his four goals helped The Lang to an 8-0 win over John­stone on Satur­day.

The striker joined from Su­per Premier out­fit Kil­birnie Lade­side this month and im­me­di­ately im­pressed with five goals on his de­but last week­end.

But his new boss is not just happy to see him scor­ing on the pitch, he is also de­lighted to have him around Somervell Park.

“He is go­ing to help us,”McColl said when asked about a pos­si­ble pro­mo­tion push.“Liam has done re­ally well, he’s quiet and causes no prob­lems. I don’t get any has­sle from him. I think he’s just glad to be back play­ing af­ter be­ing at Kil­birnie and we were happy enough to take him.

“He made a few of the goals him­self so it’s not as if they were all laid on a plate for him.

“He’s only young and if he keeps scor­ing goals like that some­one will come in for him.”

Com­ment­ing on his side’s ham­mer­ing of Burgh, McColl added:“We weren’t ex­pect­ing to score eight again but it could have been more.

“In the first half it was a fairly even game but we prob­a­bly had the more chances.

“In the sec­ond half we just ran over the top of them. They just couldn’t deal with us.

“We were prob­a­bly a lot fit­ter but they have a young team too and are not a bad side.”

De­spite man­ager Paul McColl’s warn­ing to fans not to ex­pect eight goals every week, John­stone Burgh were the sec­ond team in a row to be on the end of an­other Lang ham­mer­ing.

New sign­ing Liam Gorm­ley part­nered a re­ju­ve­nated Thomas Kil­martin in at­tack and Ryan McBeth was re­stored to the mid­field with Con­nor Boy­lan on the bench.

Burgh were in the game for the open­ing 45 min­utes but it was a stun­ning sec­ond-half per­for­mance that did the dam­age, with some of the best foot­ball played at Somervell for many years.

The Lang started brightly and al­most went ahead through Kerr but his header went just over the bar.

John­stone had a rare at­tack when their striker waltzed past some half-hearted at­tempts to tackle him but he sliced his ef­fort wide from a promis­ing po­si­tion.

The dead­lock was bro­ken on 37 min­utes through Gorm­ley. He rose high in the box to Nine in two Liam Gorm­ley slams home an­other goal to add to his tally

De­lighted Paul McColl

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