Lang bounce back at Nock
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