Glenafton Athletic v Auchinleck Talbot

McCracken closely watches Mick McCann.

 

Craig airs his frustration, while Neil looks dejected.

 

‘Pee-wee’ keeps his eyes fixed on the ball while inside the Glen’s box.

 

Gareth Armstrong makes a challenge on McChesney but the referee and linesman deem it to be a red card offence.

 

Lyle and the referee have words while the Glen’s manager puts in his ‘two cents’ too.

 

Samson gets stopped in his tracks via a great tackle.

 

It’s hurdle training for Mark, as he avoids getting hit by this challenge.

 

Craig and Dwayne try to team up in order to win the ball back.

 

‘Shankers’ wins the ball, turns and goes on the attack.

 

Glenafton double their lead via a stunning strike from the edge of the box. 2-0.

 

Smiles and cuddles all round, as the Glens celebrate their second goal.

 

A very worrying demeanour from Stephen Wilson after going two-nil down.

 

‘Gee’ thinks he’s pulled a goal back for Talbot but the ref blows for a hand-ball during the build up.

 

I don’t think Graham agrees with that hand-ball call, ref.

 

A headed chance for Talbot from McCracken.

 

Keir tries to get on the end of a cross, as the Glens players shout for hand-ball.

 

A Glens player pleads his innocence to the linesman.

 

The victory is sealed for Glenafton via a thunderous shot into the bottom right-hand corner off the post. 3-0.

 

Joyous scenes from the Glens players after netting goal number three.

 

Boylan tries to get a consolation goal but fails to hit the target.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

Talbot got off to the worst possible start when McCANN lobbed the ball over Leishman to give the Glens the lead. Talbot had a chance to level matters in the 6th minutewhen Shankland hammered a low effort at goal but it was accidently blocked by Stephen Wilson.  In the 9th minute things got worse for Talbot when they were reduced to 10 men after Armstrong dived into a tackle deep in the Glens half which seemed to catch McChesney but the far side  which after speaking to his assistant a straight red.                                                                                                 Leishman produced a wonder save in the 22nd minute to keep Talbot in it. The Glens won a corner down the left and when it came over Menzies got a free header on it that Leishman managed to claw away at his left post.                                                                                                                                                                             Any realistic chance of Talbot taking something from the game ended in the 28th minute. Stephen Wilson lost the ball deep inside the Glens half which left the defence exposed and after a break up field GALLACHER cut inside onto his left foot and curled a shot inside the right post from the edge of the area. Graham Wilson slid the ball through to Samson who hammered it on target where Wilson parried it. The ball bounced out to Graham Wilson and struck him on the arm before he prodded it into the net but the flag had already been raised.

When the sides came out for the 2nd period Talbot had made a change with Healy replacing Shankland. The visiting support weren’t over-enamoured of the referee, when he dismissed a Talbot penalty appeal in the 57th minute when Pope mishit a free kick into the area which skipped off the surface and appeared to hit a defender’s arm. A minute later Graham Wilson gathered on the left & played a tempting ball across goal that just eluded Samson at the back post. Talbot nearly pulled a goal back with 12 minutes remaining. Graham Wilson shoved a ball through the centre for Boylan to chase. Hesitant defending allowed him to nip in behind and stretch out a leg to send it on target but Wilson did well, coming off his line to deflect it behind for the corner.The Glens keeper kept Talbot out again in the 81st minute. A shy was played back to McPherson and he lifted a cross over that found Healy beyond the far post He cracked a shot on target that Wilson blocked behind for a corner. The scoring was completed in the 83rd minute. Talbot’s defence failed to cut out a ball & it landed at ANDREW on the left of the area & he fired it back across goal & in off Leishman’s left hand post to make it 3-0. It wasn’t Talbot’s day & this was underlined in injury time when Wilson produced a superb stop to deny Talbot a consolation. Boylan met a cross from the left & glanced a header to the right corner which Wilson managed to keep out with a full length diving save.                                                                               Glenafton Athletic – Wilson, Pettigrew, Cairns, Menzies, McChesney, Park, Moore, Frye, McCann, Gallacher, Reilly Subs – Andrew, Orsi, Marlow, Nisbet, Burns

 Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McPherson, McCracken, Armstrong, Hyslop, Stephe Wilson, Graham Wilson, Samson, Shankland                                                                                                                             Subs – Glasgow, Boylan, Healy, McDowall, Aiden Wilson

Auchinleck Talbot v Clydebank FC

I think the referee is not interested in what the joke is, Mark.

 

Keir gets stopped in his tracks, as he races in on goal.

 

Samson has a go from a difficult angle but his shot goes wayward.

 

Big Andy does his job and gathers the ball comfortably inside his own box.

 

The ball gets cleared from danger by McCracken.

 

It wasn’t me.

 

Gareth sees his low powerful cross get blocked by the Bankie defender.

 

‘Gee’ makes sure he’s got this licked, as he goes hunting after the ball.

 

Stephen Wilson tries to get his head to the ball.

 

Make sure you do as your told when Big Neily dishes out the orders.

 

The Clydebank players shout for handball, as they let the ref know how they feel.

 

Both players here go chasing after the ball in the middle of the park.

 

‘Pee-wee’ takes a sore one, as he gets bundled over in this challenge.

 

The Bankies ‘keeper makes sure the wall is lined up properly.

 

Another screamer of a goal from Talbot to break the deadlock and guess who scored it….Gordon Pope. 1-0.

 

The Bankies players slump to the floor, as Popey and the Talbot faithful go wild.

 

Another great goal for the camera then Gordon.

 

Well…I think ‘Shankers’ is happy with ‘Popey’s’ goal.

 

Lyle makes sure he closely marks his man.

 

Armstrong does his best to stop this Clydebank attack.

 

A great chance for Talbot but Keir’s header goes well wide of the post.

 

The pain is etched on Gareth’s face, as the ball goes too far beyond him.

 

The ‘keeper stands his ground and saves Samson’s close range strike.

 

Talbot get given a free-kick and the Bankies players show their frustrations.

 

Kieran Healy has a dig from outside the box.

 

Boylan finds acres of space inside the box but fails to hit the target.

 

The photographer’s man of the match, Graham Wilson, tries his luck from the edge of the box.

 

Boylan’s determination pays off, as he manages to steal the ball and poke the ball into the back of the net. 2-0.

 

Jamie Glasgow finishes off the game’s scoring, as he heads the ball home from close range. 3-0.

 

I think Jamie enjoyed that goal.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

Auchinleck Talbot v Pollok FC

MURRAYS MATCH REPORT

It has been a year since Talbot last lost a Super League match and that record was extended thanks to a 3-1 win over league leaders Pollok.

Talbot made a strong start, forcing a corner in the opening minute that Shankland dropped onto the roof of the net.

A few minutes later Stephen Wilson tested Lumsden from distance with the Lok keeper having to tip his shot over the crossbar. From the resultant corner Pollok cleared their lines & sprang onto a swift counter attack down the left. Duff burst into the area and fired a powerful low drive on target that Leishman stopped but couldn’t hold, with Lyle completing the clearance.

In the sixth minute Talbot won a free kick in their own half which Pope flighted onto the head of Hyslop. He flicked it on into the path of Samson who raced down the right before sliding a ball into the near post which McLauchlan bundled behind. Shankland whipped the corner over and CRAIG MCCRACKEN bulleted a header home to give Talbot an early lead.

With quarter of an hour gone Hyslop received a caution for clipping the heels of Gary McCann.

The visitors came close to levelling two minutes later. Dallas won a header on to Gary McCann on the right wing. He lifted a cross over to find Duff in space at the back post. He could’ve headed for goal but instead cushioned a header back to Fraser whose shot from 10 yards out was blocked by McPherson.

With 21 mins gone Pollok paid the price for McLauchlan’s clumsy challenge through the back of Samson. The Lok centre half received a booking and then MARK SHANKLAND curled a beauty of a free kick beyond the keeper & inside the left post to double Talbot’s lead.

Five minutes later Lumsden prevented Talbot from adding to their lead. Hyslop spread it left to find Graham Wilson and he drilled a shot on target that Lumsden blocked at his right hand post.

The Lok keeper was back in action on the half hour mark. Graham Wilson laid it out to Lyle on the touchline & he swept over a tremendous cross that saw Lumsden diving full length to punch it clear.

Talbot’s next effort on target came from another Shankland free kick after Boyle fouled Graham Wilson. Shankland got it over the wall but this time it flew straight at Lumsden.

The Lok keeper was being kept busy & produced a fine stop in the 37th min. Hyslop won the ball midway inside the Lok half & squared it inside to Samson. He carried it forward and spotting Lumsden off his line smashed a shot from 30 yards that Lumsden touched over the bar.

Talbot were pressing hard and threatened again a minute later when McPherson lifted a ball over the defence. Shankland cut in off the left only to see his shot deflected over by Gallagher.

The chances kept coming Talbot’s way and the Bot had a chance to move three ahead in the 40th min. McLaughlan misjudged a high ball & Graham Wilson nicked in behind him. He carried it forward before spotting Shankland in space on the left and he lobbed it back across goal and just wide of the left post.

The temper of the game grew heated in the final minute of the half. Henry crumpled to the deck with no one near him but his acting was sufficiently convincing to hoodwink the referee who gave a foul against Armstrong. Ex Bot player Boyle then got involved, ranting in the referee’s face in an attempt to pressure the official. Once the dust settled, Boyle was booked for dissent & Armstrong was booked for hee haw and Talbot left the field 2-0 ahead.

Pollok came out fighting after the break and won a free kick in a dangerous area in the 49th minute when Dallas was fouled just outside the box. Duff took it but fired straight into the defensive wall.

The visitors ought to have pulled a goal back in the 51st min. Lumsden punted it up the left where McPherson lost it in the air. It came through to Duff in space on the left of the area but rather than shooting he played it across the face of goal where Dallas took a fresh air swipe at it.

Talbot hadn’t got started and Leishman was called upon a minute later when Gary McCann’s cross deflected off a defender forcing Leishman to turn it round his left post.

In the 55th minute Talbot had a chance to move further ahead. Hyslop passed it to Graham Wilson who switched it out to Samson on the right touchline. He arrowed a cross to the back post where Armstrong put a free header over the bar.

Talbot made sure of the win with an outstanding strike on the hour mark. Armstrong, finding the route to the box blocked off turned back & slid a pass across to GORDON POPE who rocketed a screamer past Lumsden from 25 yards.

Twice in as many minutes Boyle collapsed to the turf when challenged in the air by Graham Wilson and his histrionics paid off with Wilson ending up in the book.

In the 67th minute Graham Wilson raced up the right, continuing on despite several late challenges before finally winning a free kick for a foul by Henry. Shankland took it quickly releasing Samson down the right of the area. Samson was brought down by Fraser but there was no penalty as the ref hadn’t been ready and pulled play back; although Fraser was booked for the tackle. This time Shankland angled a low ball across goal that McLaughlan had to turn behind.

With 20 mins remaining Pollok made their 1st change with Esplin on for Fraser and Tucker made a triple substitution with Graham Wilson, Samson & Armstrong making way for Boylan, Glasgow & White.

Talbot’s next attack came as a result of a free kick following Boyle’s barge into the back of Boylan. It was taken short to Stephen Wilson who played it to Glasgow on the wing and he whipped a great cross over to the back post which was well defended.

Shankland earned a well deserved round of applause in the 76th min after turning Gallagher inside out with a couple of shimmies to earn a corner. When the corner was cleared it came out to White who teed up for Glasgow whose low strike was blocked.

With 13 mins remaining Pollok pulled a goal back. They won a free kick out on the right that Henry flighted into the box. Boyle headed it back across where ESPLIN turned it home.

Pollok took encouragement from the goal and Talbot had a couple of late scares. A cross from the right was missed at the back post by Leishman but Lyle was able to clear.

In the 86th minute Glasgow conceded a free kick on the left. It was played low into the near post where it broke to Stuart McCann whose shot was turned round the post by Leishman.
Talbot’s last chance came a minute later when Glasgow won a free kick midway inside the Lok half. Shankland delivered it into the area where Hyslop got his head to it but his header deflected off a defender and looped over the bar.

Talbot saw the closing stages out to record the win and can now look ahead to next Sunday when they host Lanark United in the Sectional League cup final with the first silverware of the season at stake.

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman Lyle Pope McPherson McCracken Armstrong Hyslop Stephen Wilson Graham Wilson Samson Shankland

Subs – Glasgow Boylan White Healy Young

Pollok – Lumsden Gallagher Sideserf McLauchlan Boyle Henry Gary McCann Fraser Stuart McCann Dallas Duff

Subs – Forde Russell Esplin Morton Mackenzie

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Auchinleck Talbot v Hurlford United

Hurlford strike first, as Liam Caddis manages to squeeze the ball into the back of the net via a cool back heel kick. 0-1.

 

Hurlford are all smiles after taking the lead at Beechwood Park.

 

Should this have been a penalty to Talbot. Glasgow gets brought down inside the box via a hefty challenge.

 

Gareth Armstrong closely marks his man in the middle of the park.

 

‘Gee’ finds himself with space inside the box but he fails to hit the target, as the ‘keeper pulls off a great save.

 

Although there’s a queue of Talbot players waiting to head the ball home, the Ford ‘keeper gets there first to punch the ball away from danger.

 

Jamie turns in the box and has a go but his shot gets blocked by the defender.

 

Glasgow tries to win the ball back but the defender manages to nod it back to the ‘keeper first.

 

The benches look on, as ‘Popey’ looks to get another attack started.

 

Samson gets a sore one from the ‘keeper, as he tries to get to the ball before him.

 

Dylan Young goes on a great run down the park.

 

‘Pee-Wee’ does his best to put a stop to this Hurlford attack.

 

As Keir looks to get on the end of Mark’s cross, the Ford ‘keeper pulls off a good save to stop it but…

 

the ball falls very kindly to Dwayne Hyslop who prods the ball home and pulls Talbot level. 1-1.

 

McCracken sends a crackin’ header towards goal but…

 

the ball smashes off the inside of the post and can only follow the path of the goal-line before being cleared.

 

Samson tries an awkward header but the ball goes wide of the far post.

 

Both Keir and Stephen feel the frustration after seeing how close that chance was.

 

Graham races into the box and fires over a great cross.

 

While ‘Whitey’ continues with a shot at goal, everybody else screams for a penalty after a foul in the build up.

 

Up steps ‘Gee’ but he sends his penalty wide of the post.

 

Hurlford roar with relief, while ‘Shankers’ and Graham rue a missed opportunity to take the lead.

 

Both ‘Gee’ and the Talbot faithful feel the anguish, as another chance fails to find the net.

 

Samson does his best to muscle past his opponent.

 

Tucker and Steven share some opinions about the game at Full-Time.

 

Well…we will see you on Friday night, Mr Ferguson.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

Largs Thistle v Auchinleck Talbot

The Largs ‘keeper fails to stop ‘shankers’ from opening the scoring via a low strike from the edge of the box. 0-1.

 

Jamie Glasgow doubles Talbot’s lead after racing into the box and firing the ball home. 0-2.

 

Jamie wheels away to receive the high fives after scoring.

 

Stephen Wilson chases after the ball but gets beaten to it by the ‘keeper.

 

Gordon looks on, as ‘Big Neily’ winces in pain after getting injured during the game.

 

Gareth Armstrong expertly chips the ball over the Largs defence after racing upthe middle of the park.

 

It’s two for Glasgow and three for Talbot, as Jamie heads the ball into the back of the net. 0-3.

 

Largs pull a goal back from a corner, as they find space for a free header. 1-3.

 

The Largs ‘keeper can only watch, as Mark Shankland’s cross-come-shot sails over him and smashes into the back of the net. 1-4.

 

‘Shankers’ is all smiles, as he’s congratulated by his team-mates after scoring.

 

Dylan Young rises the highest to head the ball away.

 

‘Gee’ does his best to fend off this challenge.

 

Stephen Wilson makes sure he keeps hold of the ball in this challenge.

 

Aiden Wilson goes for an awkward header but sends the ball wayward of the goal.

 

Gordon Pope finds space at the back post but he can only head the ball into the side netting.

 

Another chance for Talbot from inside the box.

 

Jamie is left with his hands on his head, as he rues a missed opportunity.

 

Graham tries to motor down the wing but, instead, gets stopped in his tracks by this sliding tackle.

 

Jamie Glasgow does his best to break free from this rugby tackle from Largs.

 

Big Andy comfortably gathers the ball while under pressure.

 

Largs score a ‘last kick of the ball’ consolation goal, as they net their third goal of the game from the spot. 3-4.

 

A big thank you to Largs for putting on the best Half-Time Show in the league.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

Talbot were the definite saints and sinners in this league encounter where they went from 4-1 up only to leave Barrfields with the narrowest of wins, although it was a valuable three points at a ground where today’s visitors tasted defeat. A decent crowd had gathered in the sun which was remarkable as the match clashed with the Vikingar Festival which provided a free air show during the half time interval.

Talbot who were playing in all blue took the lead as early as the 12th minute when a Willie Lyle cross was laid off by Graham Wilson into the path of Jamie Glasgow who’s shot was deflected into the path of Gareth Armstrong who set up Mark Shankland to pass the ball into the net.

Ten minutes later Talbot were 2-0 in front when the Talbot defense broke up a Largs attack where the ball was passed out to Stephen Wilson who’s slide rule ball up the wing was pounced on by Glasgow who out muscled his marker and although under pressure as he made his way into the box he kept a cool head and struck the ball past past Lundy the home keeper and into the net.

Talbot were three up on 39 minutes when Stephen Wilson collected the ball outside the Largs box where he picked out Mark Shankland who’s pinpoint cross was headed into the net by the unmarked Glasgow.

Talbot were still trying to sort out their defense after losing Neil McPherson to a hamstring injury and replacing him with Aiden Wilson when Largs struck. They had forced a corner on 44 minutes which McBryde dropped into the six yard box and was missed by the Talbot defence where George Sewell nodded past Leishman to fling the home side a lifeline.

The second half was three minutes started when Talbot made it 4-1 after S.Wilson and Shankland harried a defender into a poor clearance which Steven White passed into the feet of Shankland and his cross flew over the head of Lundy and into the net.

Near the hour mark the home side were back in the game when a speculative ball was lobbed into the box where Young got his head to it but seemed to be barged and the ball fel into no man’s land between Lyle and Leishman where Brophy pounced to tap the ball into the net.

In the final minute Largs got their third thanks to a clumsy penalty given away by Dillon Young. With the attacker be forced wide of the goals by Young he seemed to stumble on top of his opponent forcing a penalty which Jamie McKenna hammered past Leishman.

Auchinleck Talbot v Troon FC

Troon must have wished they’d stayed beside the seaside as they were hopelessly outclassed by Talbot at a wet & windy Beechwood in this one-sided league encounter.

Talbot settled to the task quickly and made the early running, pegging Troon back without being able to test them in the final third. The first effort at goal came from the visitors in the 7th minute when Chatham’s reverse pass found Fulton on the right of the area & he drilled a shot across goal and wide of the far post.

A minute later Johnstone was let off the hook by the referee. A short back pass put the keeper under pressure & as he tried to clear Graham Wilson charged it down but just as he looked set to follow up and head home the referee blew up for a foul.

Talbot were dominating possession and came close on a number of occasions. Twice in as many minutes dangerous balls were whipped across the face of the Troon goal, firstly by Shankland and then Stephen Wilson and on both occasions Samson nearly provided the finishing touch.

With 22 mins gone the visitors snatched the lead against the run of play. Kieran Paterson lifted a ball up the right that skated off Young’s head and behind for a corner. When the corner came over Talbot could only clear it as far as FULTON who rifled a fine finish inside the left post from 20 yards.

The goal didn’t faze Talbot though and the Bot were soon back camped in the Troon half and their pressure paid off when they grabbed the equaliser in the 28th minute.

A ball into the heart of the penalty area found STEPHEN WILSON with his back to goal & he was able to turn & slot a low shot inside the right post to make it 1-1.

Three minutes later Talbot moved in front. A shy from the right came to Shankland outside the area. He shaped as though to shoot but instead played it left to find KEIR SAMSON in space inside the box & he tucked a great finish beyond Johnstone to make it 2-1.

It was all Talbot and the Bot nearly scored again soon after. Healy’s shot from the edge of the area was deflected just wide of the right post off Graham Wilson.

The 3rd goal wasn’t long in coming though & duly arrived after 36 minutes. Pope slipped a good pass down the left to find the run of Samson & he lifted a cross into the centre where MARK SHANKLAND guided a free header into the back of the net.

Within a minute Talbot added their fourth. They won a corner down the left that Shankland drilled low into the near post. Samson attempted to back heel it home but his effort was blocked behind for another corner. This time Shankland lifted the corner into the centre where DILLON YOUNG bundled it home from close range.

Troon were coming apart at the seams & Keenan went off to be replaced by McCreadie.

The visitors looked down & out but rallied to come close to pulling one back in the 42nd minute. Stevenson shoved the ball on to Maley who returned it back to him and Leishman had to be on his toes to turn his powerful drive round his left post.

A minute before the interval Talbot came within a whisker of extending their lead. Graham Wilson’s touch sent Armstrong racing through the heart of the defence & his shot flew past Johnstone & cannoned off his right post and back into the arms of the relieved keeper and the half ended with Talbot trooping off 4-1 ahead.

It would have been easy for Talbot to take their foot off the accelerator but if anything they stepped up a gear after the interval.

Three minutes after the restart Gilmour did well to thwart Samson when he looked set to race through on the keeper and a minute later Graham Wilson latched onto Samson’s cutback from the left to flick a shot on target that Johnstone held.

In the 50th minute Talbot won a free kick 22 yards out after Samson was fouled. Shankland took it & fired it over the wall but Johnstone got his positioning spot on & held it inside his right post.

The chances kept coming & Talbot threatened again in the 54th minute. Pope’s slide rule pass sent Shankland free down the left of the area & he dinked it past Johnstone as he advanced off his line; however Gilmour was able to get back & clear.

An hour in and Tucker made a double substitution with Hyslop & McKinlay coming on for Armstrong & Graham Wilson.

The nonstop pressure finally told in the 62nd minute when Talbot added to their lead. Hyslop did well down the right to hustle McCreadie into conceding a corner. The defence were able to clear Shankland’s first corner but only straight back to him & he set it back to Stephen Wilson who pinged a cross over for DILLON YOUNG to head home Talbot’s 5th of the evening.

Before Troon had a chance to settle Talbot scored their sixth. McKinlay raced onto a ball down the left & fed it inside to Samson. His flick broke into the path of KIERAN HEALY who rolled it inside the left hand post.

McKinlay almost added another in the 67th minute. Stephen Wilson played it up the right to find McKinlay on the edge of the area & he showed good feet to create the space for a shot & crashed it off the bar from a tight angle.

Troon now made a change with McCloy on in place of Stevenson.

The sub was barely on the park when Talbot made it 7-1. Healy’s ball up the left found Samson running clear in the box. He knocked it past Johnstone but Paterson got a foot in to block his effort; however it fell nicely for HAMISH MCKINLAY who slotted it home.

Tucker now made his final change with McDowall coming on for Stephen Wilson.

The officials decided to have mercy on Troon and denied Talbot what looked an obvious goal in the 72nd minute. McKinlay won the ball & knocked it inside to Samson who let fly from 25 yards. His shot flew off the underside of the bar & appeared to bounce well behind the goal line before spinning out but the stand side assistant wasn’t up with play & the goal wasn’t given.

A minute later McKinlay looked set for his second of the evening when he ran unmarked onto a cross from the right but Johnstone managed to block his header.

Shankland was then denied another entry on the score sheet when Hyslop found him breaking through the centre of the defence only for his shot to be deflected just over the bar.
With 6 minutes remaining Talbot tested Troon’s keeper again. Shankland’s cross field pass released McDowall on the right & he fired a low shot back across goal that Johnstone parried away at his right post.

Talbot completed the scoring in the 86th minute. Talbot moved the ball around well deep in the Troon half before it was switched out left to Shankland who played it across the face of goal where HAMISH MCKINLAY passed it into the net from close range to make the final score 8-1.

With the light fading the referee put Troon out their misery and blew up without adding any time.

A great win for Talbot which will have done wonders for confidence and no harm at all to the goal difference column. Next up for the Bot it is back to cup duty as they host Whitletts Vics in the quarter-final of the Sectional cup.

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McPherson, Young, Healy, Armstrong, Stephen Wilson, Graham Wilson, Samson, Shankland

Subs – McKinlay, McDowall, Pearson, Hyslop, Aiden Wilson

Troon Juniors – Johnstone, Henderson, Gilmour, Keenan, McGregor, Kieran Paterson, Fulton, Chatham, Stevenson, Pooler, Maley

Subs – McCreadie, Reid, McCloy, Ewing, Jack Paterson

Kilwinning Rangers v Auchinleck Talbot

A decent crowd turned up to watch Talbot take on an upbeat Kilwinning side who had just come off a 3-1 win at Clydebank. However the game turned out to be a battle in midfield with both sides failing to make any clear cut chances. Talbot did have the better of the second half but rarely troubled the home keeper. In all a draw was a fair result and Talbot collected a hard earned point.

Auchinleck Talbot v Glenafton Athletic

Tucker roars out the orders from the dugout.

 

Stevie Wilson flicks the ball on inside the Glen’s box.

 

Samson tries his luck with a lobbing header from inside the box.

 

‘Big Neilly’ keeps his eyes firmly on the ball.

 

‘Shankers’ has got this pass licked.

 

Mark Shankland very nearly scores direct from a corner but is denied by the near post.

 

Keir Samson can only watch, as McGarrity gets a strong hand to the ball.

 

Although surrounded on all sides, Samson still manages to fire off a shot from inside the box.

 

‘Shankers’ fires off a shot at goal where…

 

…it gets blocked by the ‘keeper but, fortunately, Samson slides in to the rebound and slots home the opener. 1-0.

 

Keir looks to check, as the Glens’ players shout for offside but the goal is given by the officials.

 

Keir Samson gets a shot away from a difficult angle but…

 

…can barely watch, as his shot gets deflected narrowly wide.

 

Talbot double their lead through Dylan Young, who nods the ball home from right on the line. 2-0.

 

Dylan celebrates his goal with Samson, as the Talbot faithful are all smiles.

 

McGarrity gets a strong hand to the ball in order to stop Stephen Wilson’s powerful close-range header from hitting the back of the net.

 

‘Gee’ races into the box and fires in a thunderous shot at goal but he fails to find the back of the net.

 

Findlay Frye pulls a goal back for the Glens’ from the spot, after a handball from Talbot. 2-1.

 

Keir does his best to win the ball back from McChesney.

 

An exchange of ‘different views’ between Craig McEwan and opposing fans during a break in play, as Ally Park tries to calm everybody down.

 

Ex-Talbot player, Mick McCann, tries to get his point across to ‘Whitey’.

 

After a poor clearance from the Glens’ ‘keeper, Samson capitalises, races in and finds the back of the net. 3-1.

 

The Glen’s players and fans sink into despair, as Keir races away to celebrate his second goal.

 

Jamie Glasgow gets shoved to the ground, as ‘Popey’ gives the Glens’ player some serious daggers.

 

Hamish McKinley tries a shot a goal with a volley from inside the box.

 

Although under pressure from McChesney, Hamish gets set to pull the trigger and smash home Talbot’s fourth. 4-1.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

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