Glens still in the mix
But boss knows they are relying on other results
Cambuslang Rangers have regained control of their own destiny in their bid to achieve back-to-back promotions for the first time since 1991.
The Lang are still leading the charge at the top of the Central District First Division following a dramatic end to their 3-3 draw away to Thorniewood United on Saturday.
An 89th minute own goal and John Gemmell’s diving header in injury time saw Paul McColl’s men grab an unlikely point which took their tally to 51 for the season.
Meanwhile, title challengers Larkhall Thistle lost to Neilston which sees the Jags, Cambuslang and St Roch’s all share the same total amount of points. The Lang’s superior goal difference has given them the edge with two games to play but the Candy Rock still have a game in hand.
However, a win for McColl’s men and a defeat for Larkhall
this weekend would be enough for the Wee Gers to clinch two promotions in two seasons for the first time in 26 years.
“It was a good point on Saturday with the fact Larkhall got beat, ”the Lang boss told the Reformer.
“It’s not about winning the league now, it’s about going up.
“We’ve now got the chance to put a marker down. The table doesn’t lie and in my opinion we deserve to be top.
“But you never know who’s going to be promoted, it’s so close. It could go either way.
“We are top with two games to go. Any team would take that – any team would want to be in that position.”
Cambuslang got off to the perfect start on Saturday on a bobbly surface thanks to Dale Simeon’s opener but a deflected effort and a mistake by Lang defender Mark Bishop gave United a 2-1 lead at half-time.
Thorniewood went further ahead on 86 minutes through a counter attacking move but a late own goal and Gemmell’s dramatic equaliser secured a point which means The Lang have got their fate back in their own hands.
“I’m not saying we should have won the game because we didn’t play that well, ”the boss admitted ahead of Saturday’s clash with Rossvale.
“It’s hard when you are playing on parks like that. The ball was bobbling constantly.
“We just need to win our next two games. That starts on Saturday at Rossvale on the Astroturf. There should be no complaints and we need to work the surface to our advantage.”