Kilwinning Rangers v Auchinleck Talbot



Talbot traveled to Kilwinning for this Weekly Press Cup semi final with a depleted squad to face a “Buffs” side who were facing the same dilemma and couldn’t even muster a substitute. Talbot’s starting line up consisted of a back four made up of three central defenders and a midfielder with young Jamie Whyte at right back and Ross Harvey in the left back berth. The centre of defensive consisted of Steven White and Neil McPherson.

Talbot were first to show and racked up a number of corners but the home side defended well, but there was a decent shout for handball in the box which the referee and linesman waved away. Kilwinning took the lead nearing the end of the first half when the makeshift Talbot defence were left flat footed and Ben Lewis rattled a decent shot past Leishman.

Talbot made a substitute at half time when Hyslop replaced the injured Harvey which forced McCracken to play at left back. Talbot were back in the game early doors when Graham Wilson fashioned himself a good opening and as Strain came off his line he lobbed a decent shot over the keeper and into the net off the under side of the crossbar.

The game was put to rest later on when McCracken was found unmarked at the faraway post and he headed past the keeper to give Talbot the tie.


Date Time Season
June 7, 2017 19:30 2016/17


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Kilwinning Rangers101
Auchinleck Talbot022

Kilwinning Rangers

Position Goals Assists YC RC

Auchinleck Talbot

# Player Position Goals Assists YC RC
10Graham WilsonForward1000
5Steven WhiteMidfielder0000
1Andrew LeishmanGoalkeeper0000
6Craig McCrackenDefender1000
4Neill McPhersonDefender0000
 Total 2000

League Table