Glens still in the mix

But boss knows they are re­ly­ing on other re­sults

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Cam­bus­lang

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.”

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