BEAST BACK TO HIS BEST
Gemmell scores five to put Glens in last 32
John Gemmell returned from holiday in full-on Beast mode as he fired in five goals in Saturday’s Scottish Cup clash.
The big striker, nicknamed The Beast, was on blistering form as Cambuslang marched into the last 32 of the competition.
Gemmell was absent from the previous week’s line-up as he was on holiday and he proved to be a big miss as Camby went down 4-2 at home to Troon.
On Saturday however, Gemmell was in full flight as he banged in two goals in the first half and another three after the break.
Cambuslang manager Paul McColl said: “When Gemmell is on form nobody will stop him.
“He scored five and could maybe have had a couple more.
“We definitely missed him last week against Troon. We were crying out for him to be on the end of chances we created.”
The match against Colony Park was played in Inverurie, around 160 miles away from Cambuslang.
Paul McColl and some of the players travelled up north on Friday night.
Cambuslang quickly took control of the game and the first goal came in the 23rd minute when Gemmell hit the net.
Jordan Morton doubled the lead before Gemmell made it 3-0 at halftime.
He scored again seven minutes after the interval before the home side pulled a goal back.
Gemmell added another a minute later and then made it 6-1 in the 89th minute.
The Lang exited the cup at this stage last year and are now hoping for a home draw in the cup after their 160-mile trip to Inverurie.
McColl said: “I’d say their league up there is not as strong as ours and Colony Park had quite a few young players.
“But we played really well. It shows you the difference one week can make and the difference when you get a sensible referee.
“There were two bookings the whole game and, even though the referee came from up there, he was unbiased.
“I’m glad we responded with a result like this. The week before everyone wanted to throw the towel in and there was plenty of criticism flying about.
“We did extremely well and I’m hoping for the same kind of performance against Irvine Meadow on Saturday.”
Irvine Meadow had won their past three league games but crashed out of the Scottish Cup after losing 2-0 away to Kilsyth Rangers, who are in the division below.
The following Saturday Cambuslang take on Yoker Athletic at Somervell Park in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup.
Cambuslang are strong favourites as Yoker are sitting two divisions below and have lost eight of their 12 league matches this season.
On fireGemmell, number 9, is Cambuslang’s top scorer this season