Kello Rovers v Cambuslang Rangers

2pm  12 May 2018

SJFA West Region, Super League, Division One
Kello Rovers 0 Cambuslang Rangers 3 (att 160)

Nithside Park is a bit of an outpost of Scottish junior football, with Kirkconnel-based Kello Rovers the only club in Dumfries and Galloway to play that grade of the game.

It's a nice ground, and a good example of the 'old style' traditional junior venues that help make football north of the border so tempting.

The main feature is a large covered enclosure, which is terraced. There's a small covered area on the opposite side, in front of a building that houses the changing rooms and a tea bar, while the rest of the ground is open, with a mixture of terracing, paved hard standing and grass.

Both these sides were in need of points at opposite ends of the table, and it was Cambuslang who took all three to keep their promotion challenge on track. Kello may go down, although I think restructuring is planned for West Region football next season and I'm not sure what effect that might have.

Cambuslang's win was comfortable in the end, but the first half was goalless and quite tight, with both sides coming close to taking a lead. The visitors stepped up a gear after the break, and their 48th minute opener changed the game.

They doubled their lead after an hour, and added a third with five minutes left. Kello picked up a late red card, after the third goal.









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