Auchinleck Talbot v Gartcairn




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

Talbot put their Scottish Cup exit behind them to record an excellent 4-0 win over Gartcairn on a sunny but bitterly cold Wednesday evening in front of a decent crowd which were treated to one of the best home performances of the season.

Right from the kick off you could sense that the team wanted to make a statement and it only took 7 minutes for it to come to fruition when Ali Boyle strode through the visitors midfield before releasing a pass into the feet of McAvoy who in turn shrugged off the attention of three Gartcairn defenders before stroking the ball past Pirie.

The pattern of the game continued in this vein and Gillies was unlucky not to score when he ghosted towards goals but his strike was cleared by the legs of Pirie.

On the 30th minute Talbot were two up thanks to an inch perfect 30 yard lob over the visitors defence found the unmarked Abed who with the keeper breathing down his neck fashioned a neat flick into the path of Connor Boyd who rifled the ball low into the net,

Gartcairn looked to be shell shocked by the Talbot pressure and right on half time it was 3-0 when a Lachan corner was headed towards goal by McPherson and although Pirie managed to beat the ball away Abed hammered the loose ball through a forest of legs and into the net.

The second half started the same as the first when McAvoy was thwarted by a great one hand save by Pirie, however it was only nine minutes into the second half when a superb Abed cross was missed by everyone except Gillies who galloped into the box and thundered the ball into the net.

Gartcairn did have their moments their best being a McGuigan miss from inside again and the big centre had another horror miss when a Ferguson shot from well out cannoned off the bar where it landed at the Gartcairn striker’s feet but he smashed the ball into the legs of Gavin,

There was then the usual flurry of substitutions which took the edge of the game, but Glasgow was unlucky to hit the side netting after the keeper had fluffed a clearance to his patch, and Smith was unlucky when his header into the turf bounced into Pirie’s arms.

A good night’s work and three points that keeps the interest in the league’s outcome.

TALBOT: Gavin. McPherson, Schoneville, Slooves, Wilson, Lachan (Urquhart), Boyle (Armstrong) , Gillies (Smith), Boyd, McAvoy (Wardrope) , Abed (Glasgow) Unused Subs: Henry, Lennox

Gartcairn: Pirie, Stevenson, McDonald, Rumsby, Dunlop, McShane (McIlveen), Ferguson, Rielly, McGuigan, Barr,  Smith (Krol)(Nicol). Unused Subs. Boyle, McNicol, Bisset GK



Date Time Competition Season
April 24, 2024 19:30 PDM BUILDBASE WOSL PREMIER 2023/24


Auchinleck Talbot4
Gartcairn FC0

Auchinleck Talbot

# Player Position Goals Assists YC RC
3Scott SchonevilleDefender0000
14Ross Urquhart 8Midfielder0000
19Nathan LennoxMidfielder0000
10Kyle McAvoy 16Forward1000
7Ali Boyle 14Midfielder0000
4Neil SloovesDefender0000
2Neill McPhersonDefender0010
14Gareth Armstrong 7Midfielder0000
15Jamie Glasgow 11Forward0000
11Tarek Abed 15Midfielder1000
5Aiden WilsonDefender0000
16Ross Smith 10Forward0000
17Michael Wardrope 6Midfielder0000
9Connor BoydForward1000
6Ruaridh Langan 17Midfielder0000
8Luke Gillies 14Defender1000
18Chris HenryGoalkeeper0000
1Aidan GlavinGoalkeeper0000
 Total 4010

Gartcairn FC

Position Goals Assists YC RC


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


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