Talbot got a lesson on finishing when Darvel stuck away two goals from a limited amount of chances, while the Bot huffed and puffed for 90 minutes squandering decent attempts with their cause not helped by a spirited goal keeping display by the visiting keeper.

Darvel were one up in a matter of seconds when a hoof upfield wasn’t cleared by Lyle where his poor touch set up Paul Cameron who drilled the ball past Leishman. Talbot fight back and on 18 minutes the keeper did well to parry a Shankland free kick. McCracken picked up an injury on 30 minutes and was replaced by Pope and Minutes later Armstrong saw his rocket shot well saved by Marky. Darvel went further ahead when Stewart Davidson stroked a free kick past Leishman. to make it 2-0. With the first half coming to a close Shankland was unlucky to see his attempt blocked on the line.

The second half nearly started like the first when Leishman did well to block the ball from the Darvel number nine. from then on it was all Talbot but Marky saved from a number of Talbot attempts. With 10 minutes remaining Shankland threw Talbot a lifeline when he thundered a shot past the keeper. Credit to the Bot as they threw everything forward but the visiting defence stood solid.


Photographs by Paul Flynn.



Date Time Competition Season
July 28, 2018 2:00 pm West Regional League Cup 2018/19

Auchinleck Talbot

# player Position Goals Assists YC RC
9Calvin KempForward0010
10Mark ShanklandForward1000
12Steven White 6Midfielder0000
7Stephen WilsonMidfielder0000
14Jamie Glasgow 11Midfielder0000
8Dwayne HyslopMidfielder0000
3William LyleDefender0010
2Ross HarveyDefender0000
4Neil McPhersonDefender0000
6Gareth Armstrong 12Defender0010
5Craig McCracken 15Defender0000
11David Waite 14Midfielder0000
1Andrew LeishmanGoalkeeper0000
 Total 1030

Darvel Juniors

Position Goals Assists YC RC


Beechwood Park
8 Beechwood Ave, Auchinleck, Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 2AP, UK


Craig King