Matchday 10 – Conference B Preview – 18th August 2021

Our matchday preview continues as we move on to the PDM Buildbase Conference B

Cambuslang Rangers opened the season with a 3-2 defeat at home to St Cadoc’s but since then the ‘Lang have been in great form winning all 7 games played since then and will head to Newmains tonight full of confidence and determined to keep their run going but Newmains will be looking to cause a massive upset despite having only picked up one point so far this season, a Matchday Two 1-1 draw v Royal Albert. Cambuslang came from behind against Renfrew on Saturday and recorded a fine 4-1 win whilst Newmains shipped 6 goals in a 6-2 defeat away to Ashfield

St. Cadoc’s will be hoping to remain Conference A’s only unbeaten side as they travel to Tileworks Park to face Royal Albert, who, like Newmains, only have a single point on the board to date, that MD2 draw with Newmains, where St Cadoc’s look to make it five wins in a row after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Gartcairn at McKenna Park.

Dalry have endured a nightmare start to the season so far with 8 straight defeats, shipping 45 goals into the bargain and they face another uphill struggle as they visit the Ardeer Stadium to take on this seasons shock troops Ardeer Thistle, who under the guidance of Sean Kenney have exceeded all but the most ardent of Ardeer fan’s wildest dreams to sit in third place with 6 wins, 2 draws and a solitary defeat to current leaders Cambuslang, they bounced back from that defeat last Wednesday to beat Greenock 1-0 at Ravenscraig and will be looking to pile on the misery for Dalry at Merksworth tonight

Gartcairn, as previously mentioned, will be looking to put Saturday’s defeat to St Cadoc’s behind them when they welcome Glasgow United to MTC Park, The Cairn fans will be hoping it was just a blip on Saturday as they were previously unbeaten before the match, having won five of their opening eight matches. Glasgow United hadn’t enjoyed the best of starts under their new name but are now 3 matches unbeaten and will be hoping to make that 4 come full time, confidence should be high amongst the Glasgow Utd players following Saturday’s 3-1 win at home to Carluke Rovers

With two wins in their last two matches Thorniewood will be hoping to make it three in a row as they welcome Port Glasgow to Robertson Park but the Undertakers are themselves in fine form, unbeaten in their last five with four wins and a draw moving the Parklea side up the table to sit 5th having netted an impressive 33 goals in their opening 9 matches. Both teams got wins on Saturday as Thorniewood beat Kello 3-2 at Nithsdale Park and Port Glasgow came out 5-2 winners at home to Royal Albert. 

Renfrew face Greenock at New Western Park looking to put Saturday’s 4-1 defeat away to Cambuslang Rangers behindthem and get back to winning ways but it wont be a simple task as Greenock will themselves be looking to bounce back from weekend defeat to Ardeer, a result that ended a run of two wins in a row. A win for Renfrew will lift them above their Invercylde based rivals as they currently sit a single point behind them with the same games played but defeat will see the Nock open a small gap between the pair

Carluke welcome Ashfield to the John Cumming Stadium tonight and the Rovers will be desperate to stop a run of 4 straight defeats but it will be difficult against an Ashfield team who hit Newmains for 6 at the weekend and have previously scored 10 v Dalry earlier in the season. Ashfield’s results have been pretty inconsistent so far with 3 wins 3 draws and 2 defeats from their opening 8 matches to date and the Saracen Park boys will be looking to make it 4 wins from 9 come full time

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