Gers wait on ri­vals to slip up

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang Rangers man­ager Paul McColl says the club’s pro­mo­tion dream will only come true if his side keep on win­ning while oth­ers slip up.

With just five games left it was im­por­tant The Lang got all three points against Les­ma­hagow as the pack gath­ers be­hind the lead­ers.

St Roch’s now trail McColl’s men by six points but have three games in hand while Larkhall This­tle, who are eight points off the pace, have four matches left to play. Both sides also have to face each other at Larkhall when some­thing will give in the ti­tle run-in.

Mean­while, Satur­day’s 5-0 ham­mer­ing of Les­ma­hagow gave McColl some light re­lief.

Dale Simeon’s brace and strikes from John Gem­mell, Kris Geb­bie and an­other from new sign­ing Jor­dan Mor­ton capped a won­der­ful af­ter­noon for the men in blue.

McColl said: “It was a great day, we played re­ally well. I don’t know if it was be­cause of the weather but the park was great, there was a good crowd and ev­ery­one did well.

“It prob­a­bly could have been 10. Their goalie did re­ally well. He saved a penalty and a few shots go­ing for the top cor­ner. It could have been more and I don’t think The Gow would dis­agree. But 5-0 and no goals against us is a de­cent re­sult.

“The Rock weren’t play­ing so we are six points ahead. All we need to do is keep win­ning.”

The Lang have a free week on Satur­day and McColl has not de­cided whether to take in an­other game in the league.

While un­happy with the lay-off, the Cam­bus­lang gaffer was pleased the week­end would give his play­ers time to re­cover from in­juries.

Jamie Macleod came off on Satur­day with a sore back and Gem­mell picked up an an­kle knock. Ryan McBeth is still out.

“I’ll not be go­ing to watch any of the teams around us be­cause it just makes you frus­trated,” McColl added. “But you never know, one of them could slip up.”

The Lang boss also re­vealed the club would ap­peal Robert Hal­l­i­day’s red card.

Brace Dale Simeon

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