Raith Rovers v Auchinleck Talbot


Talbot bowed out of the senior cup, beaten but not disgraced, after three 2nd half goals saw Raith Rovers through to the 4th round.

On an afternoon when Talbot were set up to contain the Bot didn’t have many chances although they did have the first effort at goal after 6 minutes. Boylan pounced on a slip from a Raith defender and went for goal from 20 odd yards forcing a save from McDonald low to his left.

Two minutes later Raith threatened down the left when the ball was worked to Ngwenya whose low ball across the face was well cut out by Armstrong.

In the 10th minute Stanton had a half chance for the home side from outside the area but he dragged his left foot shot well wide of target.

Raith were seeing a lot of the ball but not producing very much in the final third. In the 18th minute a ball up the left found Connolly in space and when he crossed into the centre Stafford had to head it behind. When the corner came over Nolan got his head on it but glanced it wide of the left post.

The first card of the afternoon came in the 31st minute for Raith’s Brown for a late challenge in midfield.

A minute later Easton whipped a dangerous cross over from the right toward the back post that the Bot defence put behind for the corner.

Raith’s next attack saw Ngwenya drill a low ball in from the left which Aiden Wilson cleared at the near post, taking a knock as he did so for a free kick to Talbot.

The Bot then won a free kick down the other end wide on the left. Wardrope swung it into the penalty area where McCracken got his head on it but flashed a header well wide from 15 yards.

From then on til the half time whistle Raith huffed & puffed to no great effect and the sides went in level at the break with Leishman yet to make a save.

The home side came out fired up at the start of the 2nd half and in the 48th minute a Raith player let fly from 25 yards and his shot took a slight deflection as it flew just over the bar.

Talbot made their first change in the 49th minute when the injured Boylan made way for Mason.

In the 50th minute Wardrope won Talbot a corner out on the left when his cross was blocked. He took the corner and whipped a good low ball into the near post where Ngwenya dived to head it clear.

Three minutes later Mason met a shy from the left and flicked it inside to find Wardrope just outside the penalty area but he slipped as he went to hit it and it flew well wide of target.

Raith made their first change in the 56th minute with Connell on in place of Easton.

On the hour mark a ball slid through on the left found Connolly running in space out wide. He played it across the face of goal but there were no takers and Leishman was able to gather.

The breakthrough came in the 63rd minute. Connolly lifted a ball down the right to find the run of Brown and when he cut the ball back to CONNOLLY he cut inside onto his left foot and curled a peach of a shot for the far corner. Leishman managed to get his fingertips to it but couldn’t prevent it flying into the net.

Talbot now made a 2nd change with Shankland coming on for Graham Wilson.

Raith came close to grabbing the 2nd in the 67th minute. Millen swung over a dangerous cross from the right that flew off a defender’s head and clipped the top of the crossbar.

Two minutes later Brown tried his luck from distance but Leishman saw it all the way and made the stop.

Talbot then won a free kick out wide on the right after Taylor was caught. Wardrope lifted it into the edge of the box trying to find Armstrong but he was just beaten to it and the ball cleared.

It was game all but over in the 73rd minute when Raith doubled their lead. A low ball across the box broke into the path of CONNOLLY and his strike left Leishman wrong footed as it deflected off Boyle.

With 13 minutes remaining Tucker made a double switch with Park & Armstrong making way for Crawford & Ballantyne.

In the 81st minute Taylor received Talbot’s only caution of the afternoon.

Raith made their final change in the 84th minute with Coulson replacing Vaughan.

Five minutes from time Talbot had a brief glimpse at goal. A free kick was flighted down the centre and fell to Ballantyne 22 yards out in space. He could have shot but worked it out wide left and the move fizzled out.

The scoring was completed a minute later when Raith grabbed their third. A pass back was hit a little too wide for Leishman to gather out on the bye line. He was beaten to it and Raith calmly worked the ball across to CONNOLLY who passed it inside the left hand post to complete his hat-trick.

In the final minute Shankland cut in off the left and swung a cross into the goal mouth that McDonald gathered and soon after the ref blew up for full-time.

No one could fault Talbot for effort – the team gave their all – but came up short against a full-time side 4 tiers above us. Next up for Talbot it’s the short trip to Cumnock where they face their fierce rivals in the Scottish Junior cup.

Raith Rovers – Macdonald, Millen, Nolan, Spencer, Connolly, Vaughan, O’Riordan, Ngwenya, Stanton, Brown, Easton

Subs – McNeil, Dick, McBride, Lang, Connell, Ross, Coulson, Masson, Frederiksen

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Taylor, Aiden Wilson, Stafford, McCracken, Armstrong, Boyle, Wardrope, Graham Wilson, Boylan, Park

Subs – Shankland, Samson, Mason, Crawford, Ballantyne, Lennox, McHugh

Ali Boyle

BIO: Ali was signed at the beginning of November 2022 from Craigmark Burntonians. The talented youngster can play anywhere in midfield and definitely knows where the goals are. Ali will be another player that manager Tommy Sloan has brought up from the lower leagues and with Tuckers track record no doubt Ali is going to fit in well at Beechwood.

Bo’ness United v Auchinleck Talbot


Talbot did it the hard way – edging a nerve wracking 2nd round tie after penalties to book their place in Monday’s 3rd round draw of the senior cup.

The Bot made a sprightly start to this tie and in the 1st minute Shankland fed the ball into Samson on the left of the area who turned his man and whipped in a dangerous cross that was well cleared.

Talbot continued to press but were sucker punched in the 6th minute when Bo’ness opened the scoring the first time they’d been in the Talbot half. Stevenson spread the ball out to the overlapping Hawkins whose cross into the centre was headed clear. It came out to GEMMEL just outside the box and he thumped a shot into the roof of the net giving Leishman no chance.

The game now became very stop/start with Talbot winning a series of free kicks 30+ yards out but unable to produce a ball into the box that got the better of the home sides defence.

In the 19th minute Walker had his name taken for a late challenge on Wardrope and two minutes later McCormack was fortunate not to join him in the ref’s book when he was penalised for the 2nd time for a clumsy aerial challenge.

Both sides were competing fiercely in midfield but with neither making any openings in the final third.

On the half hour mark Wardrope slung over a good cross from the right touchline but it just eluded G Wilson and Samson in the centre.

In the 37th minute Talbot won a free kick wide of the Bo’ness penalty area after Miller clipped Graham Wilson’s heels. Wardrope curled it beyond the back post where McCracken got a glancing header on it but it went well wide.

Three minutes later Talbot won another free kick in a dangerous area – this time wide on the right following Genmel’s shirt tug on Samson for which he was booked. Wardrope fired it into the centre but as they’d done all first half Bo’ness did well to head it clear under pressure.

A minute before the interval Samson was almost through on the keeper as he raced onto a ball through the centre but McCormack got back to make a crucial recovery tackle to clear the danger.

The half ended in controversy when Genmel caught Shankland late. It looked as though the ref was reaching for his pocket but then thought better of it when he realised Genmel had already been booked and this sparked a protest from the Talbot bench which saw Alan McCluckie booked for dissent, shortly before the sides trooped off the field.

Talbot came out strongly at the start of the 2nd half and won a free kick 30 yards from goal in the 47th minute. Shankland went for goal but his shot hit off the wall and spun behind for a corner which Talbot wasted.

Two minutes later Talbot came within a whisker of drawing level. Aiden Wilson’s cross broke into the path of Shankland inside the area and he aimed a low shot just inside the right hand post that saw Dibaga dive full length to tip it round the post.

Talbot’s pressure paid off in the 53rd minute when the Bot grabbed the equaliser. A good passing move saw the ball moved from the left into Shankland in the centre. He might have opted to go for goal himself from 18 yards but slotted the ball to his right to find ALLY PARK in space and he blasted a shot across Dibaga and into the far corner to make it 1-1.

Two minutes later Graham Wilson met a shy from the left and touched it into the path of McCracken 20 yards out but his shot flew over the target.

The home side now made a change with Watt coming on for Miller.

In the 57th minute Talbot won a free kick 40 yards out following Locke’s foul on Samson. Wardrope whipped a great ball over and Graham Wilson looked set to score but fired wide though it wouldn’t have counted anyway as the assistant flagged for offside.

Bo’ness hadn’t really been seen as an attacking force since the re-start but they gave Talbot a scare in the 62nd minute. Watt looked suspiciously offside as he ran onto a ball over the top but the flag stayed down and he cut the ball back across goal to Smith but it went behind him and with his back to goal he wasn’t able to turn on it. He knocked it back to Watt at the edge of the area but he was closed down as he went to shoot.

The home fans appealed for a penalty in the 65th minute when Walker got away down the right and pulled it back into the path of Genmel whose shot was blocked. Bo’ness appealed for handball but the officials weren’t interested.

Tucker now made a double switch up top with Shankland & Samson making way for Boylan & Mason.

Both sides soon made further changes with Bo’ness bringing on Hamilton in place of Smith and Talbot introducing Taylor for Park.

Taylor made an early impact winning Talbot a free kick on the right angle of the penalty area when he was tumbled over. Wardrope swung it into the centre where Graham Wilson headed it wide but once again the assistant’s flag was raised for offside.

In the 73rd minute Taylor surged in off the right and ran toward the box. Graham Wilson took over just outside the penalty are but was crowded out and the chance was lost.

Bo’ness now made a further change with Grant on for Hughes.

Talbot won umpteen free kicks and won another in the 76th minute when Wardrope was fouled 30 yards from goal. Wardrope took it himself and sent a shot sailing over the wall that forced a good stop from Dibaga who dived to his left to turn it wide.

In the 81st minute Bo’ness put together a good move down the right that saw Watt cut the ball back from the right into the path of Walker but his shot was deflected wide of target off one of his team mates.

Talbot then threatened down the other end when Wardrope swept over a great cross from the right that Graham Wilson met but he was stretching to reach in it and could only glance wide of target.

In the 83rd minute Talbot had a great chance to take the lead. Taylor’s pass found Mason in space inside the area. He took a good 1st touch but didn’t seem to realise how much time or space he had and pulled a right foot shot wide of the right post.

With 3 minutes to go Walker tumbled inside the Talbot box looking for a penalty but the referee waved away their appeals.

As the game moved into injury time Taylor whipped over a great ball from the right that looked to be heading for Boylan but McCormack did well to intercept and head it over his own bar and the Bo’ness defence managed to deal with the resulting corner.

Deep into injury time Talbot had a glorious chance to win it with what would have been the last kick of the ball. Mason’s pass sent Boylan free on the left. He burst through on goal but opted to take it early rather than carry on into the box and fired his shot wide of target.

It was now down to extra time though this was delayed by the bizarre spectacle of a rammy breaking out in the Bo’ness dug-out. The altercation went on for a few minutes, with Todd very fortunate not to be sent off before he even came on, but somehow the match officials all contrived to miss it.

When extra time did finally get under way it was the home side who made the early running. They had a great chance within a minute of added time when a cross from the right was met by McCormack in the centre but he sent his free header wide of goal.

Bo’ness now made a further change with Todd coming on to replace Locke.

Play was going from end to end with Wardrope firing a half-volley wide of the left post from distance and moments later Grant trying to thread a pass through to Walker inside the penalty box but it was a shade too hard and Leishman gathered.

In the 96th minute Graham Wilson held the ball up well under pressure before releasing it to Taylor on the right and his ball across the face of goal only needed a touch but there were no takers.

Two minutes later Boylan had a half chance on the right of the penalty area but his shot lacked the power to test the keeper. The referee then booked Graham Wilson for an earlier incident out on the left which owed more to the reaction of the Bo’ness players and fans as the referee clearly hadn’t seen it.

In the 102nd minute Taylor was cautioned for a late challenge as Bo’ness broke down the left.

In the final action of the 1st period of added time Graham Wilson knocked the ball into the path of Boylan on the right of the box but he lost his footing and the chance was gone.

The 2nd period saw both teams tiring with fewer attacks though Bo’ness had a good chance to snatch it in the 113th minute when Stevenson gathered on the left in space and angled the ball back into the path of Grant who fired over the bar from 15 yards.

Talbot had to make an enforced change a minute later when Mason hobbled from the field to be replaced by Crawford.

The game ended with another flurry of yellow cards. Armstrong was cautioned for a shove on Hamilton and then Todd received a booking for dissent.

In the final seconds of the match Bo’ness conceded a corner down the left which the defence failed to clear. Two defensive headers went straight up into the air and the ball fell to Crawford on the right of the area who went down inside the box but was booked for simulation.

After 120 hard fought minutes it was now down to penalties to decide it.

First up it as Boylan for Talbot and he drilled the ball low inside the right hand post as Dibaga went the other way.

Grant was first up for Bo’ness and made no mistake as he blasted it high down the middle.

Next up for Talbot it was Graham Wilson and he replicated Boylan’s earlier effort – sending the keeper the wrong way.

It was now Walker’s turn for Bo’ness and Leishman went the right way – diving to his right to touch it onto the post and it was now advantage Talbot.

Gareth Armstrong made it 3-1 to Talbot with an almost identical penalty to the first two successful efforts.

Stevenson pulled one back for Bo’ness to make it 3-2 before Taylor rattled a confident penalty inside the left hand post to put Talbot 4-2 ahead.

It was now sudden death with Hamilton needing to score but he kept his cool – placing it inside the right post to make it 4-3.

Wardrope stepped up for Talbot and beat Dibaga with a well-placed pen inside the right post to send Talbot into the next round.

A good away win over Lowland League opposition and next up for Talbot it is back to Beechwood where they host high flying Darvel in the Scottish Junior cup.

Bo’ness United – Dibaga, Hawkins, Jacobs, McCormack, Locke, Genmel, Miller, Hughes, Smith, Stevenson, Walker

Subs – MacAuley, Grant, Hamilton, Heeps, Watt, Todd, Ward, Johnston, Sanchez (gk)

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Stafford, Aiden Wilson, McPherson, McCracken, Armstrong, Park, Wardrope, Graham Wilson, Samson, Shankland

Subs – Mason, Boylan, Taylor, Crawford, White, Hewitt (gk)


Nathan Lennox

Syngenta v Auchinleck Talbot


Talbot recovered well from a shaky start to book their place in the 2nd round of the senior cup after an entertaining win at Ochilview.

The home side got off to the perfect start when they opened the scoring in the 5th minute. It was a well-worked goal with the ball switched out to the right touchline to Hilton who quickly squared it across for FOTHERINGHAM to sweep it past Leishman and inside the right hand post from 22 yards.

The goal sparked a response from the Bot and Wardrope came close in the 8th minute when he drilled a low effort just wide of the left hand post.

Syngenta weren’t just there to make up the numbers and they gave Talbot another scare in the 10th minute. Hilton got past Wilson down the right and lifted a deep cross to the far post which Crawford headed away. It came to Rodgers and he fired wide of the right post.

Down the other end Boylan had a decent chance to pull Talbot level in the 11th minute. The home defence didn’t deal with a shy in from the right and it came to Boylan 12 yards out but he didn’t catch his shot cleanly and it scuttled its way straight at the keeper.

A minute later Wardrope had an effort on target from 20 yards but once again it failed to test Duffy.

In the 18th minute Talbot won a set piece in a decent area – 30 yards from goal – out on the left. Wardrope bent it over beyond the far post but no Bot player could get on the end of it.

Two minutes later Wardrope clipped a ball over the defence for Boylan to chase. He got to it on the right of the area but could only fire well over the bar from a tight angle.

The referee then produced two yellow cards in quick succession – firstly booking Samson and moments later cautioning a Syngenta player for kicking the ball away.

Talbot kept plugging away and put together a decent move in the 28th minute. Some neat passing ended with Mason laying it off into the path of Healy at the edge of the area but he pulled his shot and it cannoned off Wardope and straight to the keeper.

On the half hour mark Crawford raced down the right and fired a great ball across that was well cleared inside the 6-yard area.

A minute later Talbot’s pressure paid off as they levelled the score. The Bot were awarded a free kick just outside the box for a trip on Samson. Wardrope’s effort hit off the top of the defensive wall and spun out to the right where Boylan retrieved it and hooked it across goal where AARON MASON steered a low shot inside the right post.

The goal lifted Talbot up a level and they pushed hard to gain the lead. Two minutes from the interval Crawford broke up the right and slid it square to Wardrope in space 20 yards out but his shot sailed straight at Duffy.

Within a minute Boylan burst clear on the right and fired a good cross over to the far post where Mason met it but it had too much pace on it for him to control his header.

Just as it looked as though the sides were going in level Talbot moved ahead in the last minute of the half. Samson cut in off the right and drove into the penalty area before firing a shot on target that Duffy had to tip over. When the corner came over the defence failed to clear and after a bout of headie tennis the ball was gathered by Wardrope near the bye line and he floated a cross over to the back post where KIER SAMSON nodded it home to send Talbot in 2-1 ahead at the interval.

Mason picked up a soft caution early in the 2nd half when he was adjudged to have impeded Duffy as he went to clear it.

The Bot nearly moved two goals ahead in the 52nd minute. Boylan met a cross from the right and his header came back off the crossbar and out to Samson whose header on target was saved by Duffy.

Moments later Talbot came close again. Wardrope gathered on the left before sliding a pass inside to Mason whose fierce drive was tipped over the bar by Duffy.

It had been all Talbot since the break but the home side put together a good break down the right in the 59th minute which ended with Leishman safely gathering a cross in his goal mouth.

On the hour mark Talbot had a decent opportunity to extend their lead. Samson cut inside, beating a couple of men for pace before cutting it back into the path of Wardrope who fired a shot on target but straight at Duffy.

Two minutes later Talbot’s efforts were rewarded with a 3rd goal. Boylan gathered wide on the right and angled a short pass inside to Wardrope who burst forward into the box before squaring it across for KIER SAMSON to pass it into the net.

Syngenta now decided to throw caution to the wind and made a double switch with Johnson and Sheridan joining the fray.

Another goal for Talbot would’ve killed it off and the Bot threatened to grab it in the 69th minute. Wardrope switched play to find Boylan in space on the right and he stepped in onto his left foot and angled a shot on target that Duffy saved low to his right. The ball came out to Mason and he played it back into the centre where Samson met it but his scissor kick flew straight at the keeper.

Talbot looked to be cruising to the win but the game was thrown back into the melting pot when Syngenta pulled a goal back out of nowhere in the 73rd minute. The Bot defence were slow to react to a ball in from the left which broke to SHERIDAN and he buried a low drive inside the left hand post from 22 yards.

Tucker made a double change in the 79th minute with Glasgow coming on for Mason and Park replacing the injured Healy.

In the 80th minute Samson fired over a great ball from wide on the left but the Syngenta defence proved equal to the task and cut it out in the centre.

The Bot then made another enforced change as Crawford limped from the field to be replaced by Taylor.

As the game moved into the closing stages Talbot were still pushing forward looking to finish the tie off. Glasgow had a chance to put the game beyond doubt in the 86th minute when he found himself with time and space at the edge of the area. He tried to place it and his effort was blocked off a defender.

One minute from the end of normal time Talbot grabbed their fourth to settle matters. Glasgow gathered in the centre and ran at the defence before sliding the ball to his right to find Samson. He returned the ball back across goal where JAMIE GLASGOW had continued his run to place it beyond Duffy.

A good game for the neutral to enjoy and a good result for the Bot who now await Sunday’s 2nd round draw. Next up for Talbot it is back to cup action as they travel through to Springburn to face Rossvale in the Scottish Junior cup.

Syngenta – Duffy, Rodger, Cowan, Taggart, Fitzpatrick, Glackin, Fotheringham, Walton, Rodgers, Robertson, White

Subs – Johnson, Erskine, Mooney, Armstrong, Sheridan, Smith

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Stafford, A Wilson, McPherson, Crawford, Healy, Wardrope, Ballantyne, Boylan, Samson, Mason

Subs – Glasgow, Taylor, Park, Shankland, Lennox, Hewitt

Syngenta FC

Auchinleck Talbot v Coldstream FC


Coldstream is barely in Scotland and The Streamers were barely in this year’s Scottish cup as the Bot swept them aside to book their place in Monday’s 1st round draw.
Talbot got the quick start they’d been looking for and won a penalty in the 5th minute. Taylor fed the ball to Samson who cut inside Gay and burst into the area. His square ball across goal was intercepted but came straight back to him and when Fox up-ended him the ref pointed straight to the spot. KIER SAMSON took it himself and coolly sent the keeper the wrong way as he passed it inside the right hand post.
Two minutes later and Talbot doubled their lead with a well-worked goal. Armstrong’s pass found Wardrope who in turn fed it into the feet of ROSS TAYLOR who turned smartly before sending a curling shot beyond the keeper from 25 yards to make it 2-0.
The early goals had all but settled the tie and Talbot began to knock the ball about content to keep possession.
Sixteen minutes in and Talbot added a third. The defence managed to head Ballantyne’s cross clear but Talbot regained it and Armstrong squared the ball into the path of ROSS TAYLOR who hit a low drive from 20 yards that Turnbull got a hand to but couldn’t keep out.
Coldstream tried to rally and created a half chance in the 19th minute. Windram did well on the left wing and hit an early ball into the area that Aitchison laid back toward Ingram but his shot was blocked away.
Talbot came close twice in short order in the 23rd minute as they forced a string of corners. From the 2nd corner Glasgow tried an acrobatic half volley that looked to be rocketing into the top of the net until it cannoned off the head of a defender and over the bar. Wardrope took the next corner short and angled it back into the path of Stafford who clipped a shot just over the bar.
Leishman had been spectating for the most part but was called into action in the 27th minute. Brannan hit an accurate long diagonal ball to find Windram on the left edge of the Talbot area. He drilled a low powerful shot on target but straight at Leishman who had his near post covered.
Talbot kept pressing and had half a chance in the 36th minute when Taylor swept over a dangerous cross from the right toward Samson but he opted to go for the scissor kick rather than with his head and failed to make contact.
A minute later Glasgow brought a good save out of the keeper when he danced past Brannan’s challenge inside the area and fired a shot back across goal from a tight angle that Turnbull did well to stop.
As the half drew to a close Wardrope tried his luck from 18 yards but it lacked the power to test Turnbull and then Taylor pounced on a loose ball following a Bot corner but sent his curling shot over the bar with the Borderers able to hang on to go in 3 down at the interval.
Talbot made a change early in the 2nd period with Crawford coming on for Stafford in the 50th minute.
Two minute later Talbot had a chance to extend their lead. The Bot won a free kick out on the right touchline for Gay’s foul on Armstrong. Wardrope flighted it over toward the back post where Wilson met it but he sent his header over the crossbar.
Coldstream had a decent chance to pull one back in the 55th minute when Aitchison bulled his way through the centre of the Bot defence. The ball broke out wide right to Briggs in space but he failed to take advantage – pulling his shot across goal and wide of the far post.
The visitors defence weren’t doing a great job of guarding their goal and Talbot nearly added a fourth in the 58th minute. Crawford clipped a good ball in behind the defence for Glasgow to chase and he cut it back to find Wilson racing onto it but Turnbull did well to turn his shot away.
The chances were falling thick & fast and Talbot had another go in the 61st minute. A shy from the right was met by Wilson who laid it into the feet of Glasgow who steered a left foot shot wide of goal from the edge of the box.
Two minutes later Talbot came close again. A neat passing move ended with Samson being released down the left. He beat Brannan on the outside and stood a cross up to the back post where Ballantyne glanced a header wide.
In the 66th minute Talbot made a double swap up top with Wilson & Samson making way for Mason & Boylan. The visitors also made a change with Bullen limping from the field after suffering cramp to be replaced by Wright.
68 mins in and Talbot’s pressure told as they added a fourth. McCracken hit a good ball down the right to find Mason speeding in behind the defence and as Glasgow went to meet his cut-back he was bundled over from behind for Talbot’s 2nd penalty of the afternoon. ROSS TAYLOR slotted it away low to Turnbull’s left to complete his hat-trick.
Coldstream now made a further change with Paterson on for Briggs.
Talbot grabbed their fifth goal of the afternoon in the 71st minute. Glasgow sent an early ball over from the left to find Boylan inside the box who appeared to be fouled by the defender; however, he kept his feet and got away from him and fired a shot that Turnbull blocked at his near post but he could do nothing to prevent BRYAN BOYLAN passing the rebound into the empty net.
Talbot now made their final change with McPherson coming on for McCracken.
It was nearly six for Talbot soon after when Mason did well out on the left to nip in and rob the ball from Brannan as he tried to let it run out for a goal kick. He angled the ball back into the path of Glasgow who swept a shot just over the crossbar.
Talbot got their sixth goal in the 81st minute. Mason gathered it on the left before cutting in field and driving towards the box before releasing it to JAMIE GLASGOW whose low side-footed effort managed to sneak past Turnbull who got his hand to it but couldn’t prevent it trundling home.
Five minutes from time Boylan almost added to Talbot’s tally. A good early ball in behind found Boylan racing free on the right. He tried to hit it across the face first time and when the defence cut it out it came straight back to him, only this time he cut onto his left foot and fired a shot for the far corner that Turnbull turned round the post.
Three minutes from time Talbot completed the scoring as they grabbed their seventh of the afternoon. Wardrope slipped a good pass into the feet of Crawford who sped forward down the right before squaring it to the unmarked AARON MASON who passed it inside the left hand post to make it 7-0.
A good afternoon’s work for Talbot who did what they had to. Next week its back to league action as Talbot travel through to Springburn to face Petershill.
Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Stafford, Ballantyne, Healy, McCracken, Armstrong, Wardrope, Taylor, Wilson, Samson, Glasgow
Subs – Boylan, Mason, Crawford, McPherson, Park, Halliday
Coldstream – Turnbull, Brannan, Fox, Gay, Hume, Heugh, Bullen, Ingram, Briggs, Windram, Aitchison
Subs – Taylor, Wright, Bonnington, Whitehead, Paterson, Ainslie

Coldstream FC

Jamie Ballantyne

Sponsor: Cameron Torrance; Isla McCurdy


Jamie initially started his career at Rangers as a youth, prior to a move to Ayr United where he captained their u20’s for two seasons. He would then go on loan to Girvan FC where he won the league, prior to joining Benburb for their championship winning season.
Jamie then made a return to first team league football with Annan Athletic, before again returning to non league football.

Ross Taylor

SPONSOR: Jim McCluskie, Dorethy Lawrence

BIO:  Ross joined Talbot in July 2022 after leaving Morton. He played the previous season on loan to Kilbirnie Ladeside where he became a fans favourite playing at right back. He has been a teenage sensation since joining Talbot and celebrated his Scottish Cup baptism by grabbing a hat-trick against Coldstream