Renfrew battled back from a goal down to nick a point against Cambuslang Rangers at the weekend with co-boss Martin Ferry admitting it was a ‘dour’ affair.

Returning to West Region Championship action for the first time since mid-September due to Scottish Junior Cup business, Frew were looking to put a disappointing cup exit to St Roch’s behind them.

And to be fair to Ferry and fellow co-manager Colin Clark’s men, they did start well at Somervell Park, carving out a good opportunity in the opening minute.

What followed was a fairly scrappy 25 minutes before the home side eventually opened the scoring after both sides had created a few earlier chances.

Both Frew and the Lang struggled to dictate play in difficult conditions as the home side went in a goal to the good at the break.

Cambuslang had a few opportunities after the interval but the New Western Park outfit hauled themselves level 67 minutes in with Scott Morton tucking it home from the spot.

Just as both sides seemed content to settle for a point, Cambuslang burst forward 88 minutes in to restore their lead and seemingly secure all three points.

But there was more late drama at Somervell as David McKenna popped up in the fourth minute of injury time to level proceedings and salvage a point with the last kick of the ball.

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However, despite the late drama, Ferry dismissed the match as ‘dour’.

Speaking to Gazette Sport, he said: “To get a point away from home would usually be acceptable but that wasn’t great at all and the park wasn’t in the best state.

“Neither team were particularly great on Saturday, it was just a bit of a dour afternoon to be honest.

“Both of Cambuslang’s goals were down to mistakes from us rather than them cutting us open so we know we should be doing better from that point of view.

“It looked like they had snatched it at the end before McKenna got the equaliser so, all things considered and taking that into account, a point away from home isn’t the worst result.

“At the same time, though, if you want to keep yourselves up near the right end of the table then these are the matches you need to be coming away from with all three points.

“Looking at the table and the clubs around us, Darvel also drawing was a bonus but Cumbernauld beating Arthurlie moves them a few clear of us.”
Another tricky away fixture lies in wait for Renfrew this weekend as they make the trip to Hannah Park in North Lanarkshire to take on fifth place Shots Bon Accord.

Ferry added: “Shotts Bon Accord have a massive park so I’m hoping it’ll play better than Cambuslang’s at the weekend. We need to make sure we do the right things on the big park, not give the ball away easily, remain in control and not be chasing the game on a park that big.

“If we do the basics right then I’m confident we can get all three points at the weekend.”

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