SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP ROUND 3 21/11/15
KILSYTH RANGERS 1 CAMELON JUNIORS 4
Rangers hopes of
progressing any further in this seasons national tournament came
crashing down in this third round tie last Saturday. If ever a team was
the architect of their own downfall then it was Rangers in this game.
A very bad start conceding a penalty in the first few seconds, and
another within ten minutes sealed their fate and thereafter they never
looked like overcoming a decent Camelon outfit who could go a lot
further in the competition,
Camelon broke right from the kick off and
a clumsy tackle by McBride brought down Glasgow as he entered the
Rangers penalty area, a penalty no question and after a short delay
Jamie GLASGOW sent it to the corner of the net, Worse was to come
though as in only ten minutes the scene was repeated when a Waters foul
resulted in another spotkick and it was GLASGOW who again found the
spot behind Carlin. Rangers attempted to come back and for a while
they had far more of the play than the visitors but the quick reply was
not coming. Their were a few attempts on goal but for the most part the
Camelon defence was coping well with what came at them. The closest to
a goal came when Easton was right through on Kane but he stuck out a
foot to block the shot. McLaren also had a good shot well saved but
further disaster struck not long before the interval when Easton walked
away with the ball when a freekick was awarded against him.The
referee who was standing no nonsense pulled out a yellow card, swiftly
followed by a red when the player made some remark which was probably
not a compliment and Rangers were down to ten men. From the resulting
freekick D GRANT ran in to make it three for Camelon.
In recent weeks
at Duncansfield there have been goals on either side of the break and
this game was no exception; within one minute WRIGHT added a fourth
goal for the visitors with a cracking shot from a wide left position.
Rangers had made three changes at halftime with Welsh, Pearson and P
McBride replacing Waters, Andreoni and Stewart. Despite being a man
short they had a lot of possession and were making probably more
chances than in the first forty five minutes. Just on the hour mark Joe
BARCLAY was pulled down by Kane and scored with the resulting penalty
to give some hope of a comeback. They kept plugging away for a second
goal and did have a few good efforts with Pearson and Paul McBride
coming close. Camelon made changes also with former Rangers player,
Francis Kelly coming on and displaying the fine play that he is well
capable of. The longer the game went on, the more obvious it was that
no miracle escape was possible and it eventually came to its
inevitable conclusion. Camelon deservedly go into the fourth round draw
and with Cumbernauld and Dunipace also losing heavily there are no
district teams left in the competition.
The league is now the main
target and a visit from the leaders, Largs Thistle, is scheduled for
this coming Saturday.
KILSYTH;Carlin, Waters, K McBride, Reid McLaren,
McGee, Prentice, Andreoni, Barclay, Stewart, Easton.
Welsh, Pearson, Nash, P McBride.
CAMELON; Kane, Bell, Devlin, A Grant,
Fullerton, G Fotheringham, Scott, D Ure, Glassgow, D Grant, Wright.
Subs. Kelly, Allison, S Fotheringham, I Ure
Game this week, Home to
Largs Thistle. league match K.O. 1-45pm.