Talbot travel to Loch Park on Wednesday evening to take on Glenafton in the second game of the Ardagh club knowing full well a decent result would set them up for a good chance of qualification. The Glens were winners on Saturday after a visit to Kello Rovers and like the Talbot they had to work hard for the points.
Allan McLuckie was upbeat about the 4-1 win at Burnside Park stating “All credit to the Muirkirk lad’s they had a game plan to defend in numbers and stuck to that plan throughout the match. We managed to grind them down near the end and the score line reflects the possession we enjoyed.”
Asked about the overall performance Allan commented “It was a good shift as Muirkirk proved to be a stubborn outfit. Hammering lower league sides might be good for the fans but in reality you learn nothing from these games. The new boys bedded in well and already proved that they are going to be an asset to the team.”
Talbot face a tougher challenge this Wednesday and although they have a good record at Loch Park they will need to be at their best to come away with the points. Allan added “ The Glens have had the same sort of pre-season as ourselves struggling with injuries and players on holiday, but they have been adding to their squad and they have had some impressive signings. It’s going to be a tough match.
Glenafton have added former Stranraer player Ryan Borris and Alloa defender Kyle McAusland. They have also dabbled with youth signing 21 year old keeper Blair Lochead and Bonnyton kid Andy Hunter.
The match will be officiated by Callum Scott and assistants Shaun Ferguson and Grant Middleton. The weather on Wednesday evening will be showers with temperature sitting at 11o. Wrap up well.