Lang bounce back at Nock

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Jim Lo­gan at Raven­scraig Sta­dium

Greenock Jnrs ....1 Cam­bus­lang ......4 Cam­bus­lang Rangers kicked off 2017 with a hard but de­served 4-1 win away to 10-man Greenock Ju­niors.

Things weren’t look­ing too bright for the Lang as they were down to the bare bones of a squad with no fewer than five play­ers miss­ing. Robert Hal­l­i­day was out in­jured, Jamie Macleod was on hol­i­day, Jamie Hay was un­avail­able and Ge­orge Scott was sus­pended.

But with a bit of tin­ker­ing here and there, Paul McColl man­aged to get a team on the park and they started on the front foot.

Thomas Kil­martin went close but his ef­fort came back off the post be­fore be­ing booted clear. And Kris Geb­bie then saw a long range ef­fort well saved by the Nock keeper.

The dead­lock was bro­ken though on 17 min­utes. Geb­bie floated over a great cross and striker Liam Gorm­ley rose to nod home from close range.

That lead was dou­bled on 35 min­utes when Ryan McBeth slot­ted home a Dale Simeon cross.

Just be­fore the in­ter­val, Greenock cap­i­talised on some slack de­fend­ing to pull a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

Straight from the restart the vis­i­tors were awarded a spot-kick.

A surg­ing run down the right-hand side by Hal Bohme left de­fend­ers in his wake but he was then clipped in the box and the ref­eree rightly pointed to the penalty spot. Kil­martin stepped up to score in the keeper’s left-hand cor­ner.

A Greenock de­fender was shown a sec­ond yel­low card be­fore sub­sti­tute Alessan­dro Savarese sealed the win by col­lect­ing a deep cross on the edge of the penalty area, cut­ting in­side and fir­ing into the top far cor­ner.

Opener Lang’s Liam Gorm­ley heads home from close range

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