GK rolls back years
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.”