McColl’s trophy strife
Cambuslang Rangers were finally presented with their Central League First Division trophy last week – minutes after losing a cup semi -final.
Lang ended their campaign at the last-four stage of the Cup Winners’ Cup last week when they lost 4-2 to Glasgow Perthshire.
But league bosses still felt it was a fitting occasion to hand over the silverware. Gaffer Paul McColl was not impressed with the decision, but did praise the Perthshire side who applauded Lang on to the park.
“The boys doing the presentation were brand new but it wasn’t ideal,” he said. “You don’t want to be given a cup when you have been beaten.
“It brought the occasion of winning the league down a wee bit. It’s like Rangers or Celtic winning a league and then giving them the trophy after they’ve been knocked out of the Scottish Cup.
“They could have brought it along to the Neilston game as Larkhall weren’t playing. But it is what it is, it was nice to collect it but it just didn’t seem the same. Perthshire were great, they gave us a guard of honour and their players and fans treated us superbly.”
Anti-climax Lang were presented with the league trophy after defeat in the cup