This top of the table Lanarkshire derby clash was played out in dreadful weather conditions on Sunday morning but Blantyre managed to make the most of a bad situation and come out on top, mainly down to the quality of their finishing.
The match started scrappy due to the strong wind and lashing rain, it wasn’t long before Blantyre had taken the lead when Aaron Chambers took advantage of a mix up in the Cambuslang defence and skilfully lobbed the ball over the goal keeper from the edge of the penalty area, 0-1.
The home side almost equalised minutes later when a long ball was played up the pitch to Barry Platt who then passed to Johnathan McLean out on the wing, McLean’s cross found Dylan Wilson and the resulting shot was cleared from the line by the quick reflexes of keeper Ryan Whitelaw.
Cambuslang by now were starting to take control of the match but proved wasteful with the ball in and around the Blantyre penalty area. On the half hour mark, Wilson crossed for Platt to shoot from the edge of the box, the ball seemed to be goal bound but for a deflection that sent it out for a corner.
Blantyre finished the first half strongly when Charles McLuskey gained possession deep inside Cambuslang territory and played a short ball inside for Ross Lyons to strike from twenty yards and narrowly miss the target.