RHU Amateurs’ Glasgow Colleges FA team put on one of their best performances in many weeks to overcome Cambuslang FA 3-0 in their final home match of the season.

Played in bright sunshine on Friday evening, the Rhu side controlled the game throughout the 90 minutes to gain some measure of revenge for the two defeats dished out to them by the South Lanarkshire side earlier in the campaign.

The home side started very strongly, and their high pressing game wasn't giving the visitors’ defence time to get comfortable - so it was no surprise that Rhu opened the scoring inside the first 10 minutes when McConnell broke down the right wing and his cross was controlled by Molloy who despatched it with a low drive into the corner of the net.

Rhu remained in control for the vast majority of the first half but despite all their pressure they were unable to add to the score.

The tempo dropped slightly at the start of the second half, allowing Cambuslang to have slightly more possession of the ball than in the opening 45 minutes, although any threat the visitors posed was dealt with comfortably by the well-organised Rhu defence, allowing Young in goal to enjoy a relatively quiet night.

A second goal for the hosts always looked more likely than a Cambuslang leveller, but it took Rhu until the final of the game to make their superiority count; when the second goal did finally arrive, on 70 minutes, McConnell was involved again, this time releasing Molloy down the right for a quick strike across goal which the visitor’s goalkeeper made a real hash of, fumbling the ball and then palming it into his own net, although it didn’t stop the ever-eager Molloy from claiming the score.

Now in total control of the game, Rhu almost made it three a short time later with what would have been the goal of the season: the fleet-footed Ross McKenna left two players in his wake as he extricated himself from a tight position in the middle of the park, and he danced past two defenders as he advanced towards the penalty, only for his dreams of glory to disappear as his shot at goal flew just the wrong side of the post.

But McKenna’s disappointment didn’t last too long, though, as with almost the last action of the game he got himself on the end of a Molloy cross to head home Rhu’s third and put the icing on a terrific performance, both from him personally and from the team as a whole.

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A delighted Rhu boss Jamie Kjorstad said: “The boys were excellent tonight and every one of them deserves credit.

“It being the tail end of the season, we changed to a new formation tonight to see how they would handle it, and they executed it really well.

“It cements our position in the middle of the league which is a huge step forward from this time last year.”

The final match of the season for Kjorstad’s side takes place this Saturday, May 18, at the John Brown’s pitches in Clydebank where they’ll face Glasgow Medics.

With a victory apiece in the teams’ meetings so far this season the fight for bragging rights adds a wee bit of spice to the match, which kicks off at 10am.

Squad: Young, Kjorstad, Campbell, Brown, J. Thompson, Scullion, Moy, L. Thomson, McKenna, McConnell, Adams, Sinclair, Molloy.

Meanwhile, Rhu’s Caledonian League squad lost 5-1 away to Stenhousemuir Community FC in their penultimate match of the campaign at Ochilview Park, also played on Friday night.

This Saturday, May 18, Gordon Brodie’s side travel to Bute for their final match of the season, away to long-time friends and Argyll and Bute rivals Rothesay Brandane. Kick-off is at 2pm.

Before Saturday's two matches, though, Rhu's over-35s get the weekend's action under way when they travel to Milngavie on Friday night in their latest fixture in Region 5 of the Football Central over-35s league.

Off the pitch, Rhu have announced a change to the line-up for their annual Sportsman’s Dinner and player-of-the-year evening, taking place at the Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu on Friday, May 31.

Due to Jimmy Nicholl’s involvement with the Northern Ireland international team, who are preparing for friendly matches against Spain and Andorra in June, the former Raith Rovers and Millwall manager will be replaced as guest speaker by ex Grade One referee and experienced after-dinner speaker Bobby Tait, who will join former Motherwell and Morton winger John Gahagan and compere Graeme Hill at the top table.

The event starts at 7pm. For tickets contact any player or committee member or sent a message to the club’s Facebook page at facebook.com/RhuAFC.