Cambuslang Rangers players got a half-time rollicking on Saturday - despite being 3-0 up against Kello Rovers on their way to the top of the table.

Co-boss Billy Campbell watched his side run out 5-1 winners in the end and the win puts Rangers top of the West of Scotland League Conference B table by a point over rivals St Cadoc’s.

They sit there with a game in hand and a goal-difference of +40, nine better off than their nearest rivals.

Scott Williamson’s second-half double took him to 28 goals in 18 appearances, adding to a first-half brace by John Gemmell and a strike from Scott Anson.

But Campbell says they’ve played much better, and revealed the players were told that in no uncertain terms.

He said: “We had a good win on Saturday but, truth be told, we didn’t play tremendously well.

“We were 3-0 up at half-time, but we still had a wee bit of a moan at the boys about the quality of their play.

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“It’s hard to be critical of any team that are winning the way we are, but we just want to stay on top of them, and a wee bit of credit is due to Kello as well – those boys worked hard from the first minute to the last, we just managed to get goals at the right times.

“We got a goal right away as we went into the second half, which kind of settled it a wee bit, and then the rest of the game played out.

“They got a decent goal back, we got another and wee Scott [Williamson] managed to get another goal nearer the end.

“We had two from Scott again, two from John Gemmell our captain and our other big lad who plays up front, Scott Anson who has been playing at the back, helped us out with a wee goal from a set-piece.

“Overall, we’re relatively pleased with the day, but from a performance perspective we’ve played better.

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“But you’re not going to be complaining too much if you’re winning 5-1 at this point.

“It always helps; not only does it help with the confidence of the players, but the goal difference could be effectively an extra point to you at the end of the season, if you need it.

“I’m more than happy with that, but I say to the guys that I don’t really mind if we win 1-0 or 21-0, I just want to win, so just do what you do and see where it takes us.”

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Rangers will face a real test of their talents on Friday night when they travel to West of Scotland League Premier Division side Rossvale in the Scottish Junior Cup second round.

Campbell said: “We’ve got a different challenge ahead, we’ll go to Rossvale and see where it takes us, but that’s a team in the top division.

“They’re a right good quality team, working hard, they’ve got some young players there that have great energy in their game, so we just need to make sure we turn up.

“It does no harm to have a break from the league, the Scottish Cup is a fantastic tournament and it has been for this club, so it’s a big thing for us.

“It’s still a massive challenge for us, and we were happy to change it to the Friday night, and we want to do well, but it’s a different level of challenge for us.”

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