MATCHES

Irvine Meadow v Auchinleck Talbot

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TALBOT TOUGH IT OUT AT MEADOW.

A JOB WELL DONE

Report: Jim McAuley, Photography: Craig McGhee, Media: Lee Conn.

Talbot collected the points at a windy Meadow Park which will see them sitting safely in mid-table after a match where Talbot proved to be the dominant force in a rumbustious game where good finishing and poor defending played a major part in all five goals.

 

Talbot were first to threaten when a long ball by Slooves was controlled by Smith and as the forward bore down on the home defence looking like he was about to shoot, he unselfishly squared the ball to the corner of the 18 yard box where Glasgow curled a superb shot that beat the keeper but unfortunately not the post. Smith proved to be Meadow’s tormentor once again when he cottoned onto a loose ball in the middle of the park where he sprayed the ball out to Wilson on the left and although his cross was poor the wind caught the ball and it narrowly missed the top corner of McInnes’s goal

CONNOR LEADS THE ATTACK

 

You had the feeling that the Talbot goal was coming, it nearly proved to be true when Slooves diving header just inched past the Meadow post. However it was Meadow who opened the scoring when Abed managed to block the run of Ross for a throw in but the home player was quick to react and his throw found Byrne who in turn crossed to the unmarked Byrne and his header was met with a Sharp overhead kick that caught Glavin flat footed and although he attempted to claw the ball out the air, there was only one place it was heading.

 

Talbot soon hit back when Boyle headed an Abed cross for goals but it was weak and the home keeper had no problems dealing with the threat. The big goalie nearly provided Meadow with their second goal when his clearance fell into heaps of space where Baird collected the ball and went on a 30 yard lung bursting run that was finally ended a few yards from goal after a brave save by Glavin.

GET IN THERE

 

This seemed to spur Talbot on and a great chase was lost when Smith got in front of a Glasgow piledriver which blocked the shot as well as injuring Smith himself. Ten minutes from the interval Talbot’s pressure finally paid off when a Wardrope free kick found McPherson unmarked at the back post and he powered a great header past McInnes to draw the teams level going into the interval.

 

The second half started with Meadow blowing a great chance when Baird took too long to get his shot off where by that time the Talbot defence had managed to crowd him out. Talbot took the lead on the 53rd minute when Glasgow showed the home defence a clean pair of heels until Wallace took him down inside the box and Smith put the spot kick well out the reach of McInnes to put Talbot ahead.

TALBOT SCORE AS THE CAST OF STILL GAME WATCH ON

 

The game bogged down in the middle of the park for long periods as Meadow were doing their utmost to hold a determined Talbot from adding to their score. Then in the 70th minute Talbot won a corner after a Wardrope shot was blocked, and from Glasgow’s corner Slooves head glanced the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-1.

 

Goal number four came in the 76th minute when Thomson who had just replaced Smith five minutes previously found himself in space after Armstrong had picked him out from his own half. The youngster managed to toe poke the ball past the advancing McInnes and although sandwiched between Wallace and Sewell he did enough to usher the ball into the net.

 

The game soon petered out after this and with the Talbot on easy street a number of substitutes were added to the fray to cluck up a bit of game time,

MAYBE TIME FOR ANOTHER

 

MEADOW: McInnes, Wallace, Byrne, Sewell, Kerr, McBride, Ross (Trialist), McDowall(O’Donnell), Sharpe (Gilmour), Baird, Brennan (Lambert)

TALBOT: Glavin, Abed (Gilles 66min) Wilson, Slooves, McPherson, Lachan, Boyle ( McCracken 80 mins), Wardrobe (Armstrong 66 mins), Boyd, Glasgow (Lennox 80 mins), Smith (Thomson 71 mins), .

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Details

Date Time Competition Season
January 27, 2024 14:00 PDM BUILDBASE WOSL PREMIER 2023/24

Results

TeamGoals
Irvine Meadow1
Auchinleck Talbot4

Irvine Meadow

Position Goals Assists YC RC
 0000

Auchinleck Talbot

# Player Position Goals Assists YC RC
17Nathan Lennox 7Midfielder0000
7Ali Boyle 17Midfielder0000
4Neil SloovesDefender1000
5Neill McPhersonDefender1000
16Craig McCracken 10Defender0000
15Gareth Armstrong 8Midfielder0000
10Jamie Glasgow 16Forward0100
3Aiden WilsonDefender0000
2Tarek Abed 12Midfielder0000
11Ross Smith Forward1000
Ewan Thomson 11Forward1000
8Michael Wardrope 15Midfielder0100
9Connor BoydForward0000
6Ruaridh LanganMidfielder0000
12Luke Gillies 2Defender0000
1Aidan GlavinGoalkeeper0000
14Scott SchonevilleDefender0000
19Chris HenryGoalkeeper0000
 Total 4200

Venue

Meadow Park
11 Alexander Pl, Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 0UR, UK

Officials

REFEREE
Chris Hughes

League Table

PosTeamPPts
13060
23055
33054
43054
53053
63050
73048
83041

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