GK rolls back years

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Mur­ray Spooner

Cambuslang Rangers called on the ex­per­tise of a 47-year-old goal­keeper who kept a clean sheet in their first com­pet­i­tive game of the sea­son.

Alan Colquhoun, a for­mer goalie at both The Lang and Ruther­glen Glen­cairn, an­swered an emer­gency call from man­ager Paul McColl af­ter both his shot-stop­pers were ruled out of con­tention to play against Vale of Clyde in the Sec­tional League Cup.

First choice keeper Iain Ste­wart was on hol­i­day and Jor­dan Brand was un­avail­able due to work com­mit­ments which meant Colquhoun was able to roll back the years.

And his per­for­mance be­tween the sticks was com­mended by McColl who has of­fered him the goal­keep­ing coach po­si­tion af­ter his side ran ram­pant in the 6-0 vic­tory.

He said:“Iain Ste­wart and Jor­dan Brand couldn’t play so Alan has came in, he’s changed his work shifts and done us a turn.

“He was ex­cel­lent, he would def­i­nitely do well for a team in my opin­ion.

“I think he may come in to be the goalie coach here.”

The Lang ran riot in the first half de­spite the vis­i­tors cre­at­ing chances of their own.

For­mer Somervell Park boss Alan Ward­law was in charge of Vale as their man­ager was on hol­i­day. His son Jack was also on the bench but it proved to be an un­happy re­turn for Wardy.

Tri­al­ist opened the scor­ing for The Lang be­fore Thomas Kil­martin net­ted a dou­ble, in­clud­ing a penalty, and Jor­dan Mor­ton struck home a fine free­kick.

Cal­lum McRob­bie scored a cracker af­ter the in­ter­val be­fore Craig Hast­ings came off the bench to com­plete the scor­ing.

McColl said:“We did well. Vale of Clyde have brought in some de­cent play­ers and had some chances them­selves.

“But we blew them away with the first half per­for­mance so it would have been hard for any team to come back from that.

“It was a good team per­for­mance. Jor­dan Love was bril­liant, he was the best player on the park.”

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