2003 – Knockroon 2 Talbot 0. Two avoidable goals on Saturday. An own goal and a slack kick gave them the win. Talbot had a good few chances from distance that didn’t quite do the damage. The first 10 mins of the first half and last 20 mins second half was played mostly with Talbot attacking which was good. The defence was solid at times aswell. The midfield need to start playing the ball quicker and sharper but the effort shown thtoughout the game was excellent. Talbot had only lost 1 game in 6 before this game so still positives and it’s not the end of the world. We go again next week at home to Rowallan.
2005 – This week was a local derby against Cumnock at Auchinleck. This was a highly anticipate game as previous games had been close but played in a friendly manner. Cumnock got off to a great start by scoring four quick goals within 20 minutes of play and were dominating the game, it looked at this stage as if the score line was going to resemble a cricket score than a football score. However, Auchinleck were tactile and dug in and started to get back into the game with Cody Gibson scoring two goals to make it 4-2 to Cumnock at half time. In the second half Cumnock scored two goals early on and it looked as if the game was beyond Talbot at this stage, but again they dug in and pulled two goals back through Cody Gibson and Ewen MacMillan. A few near misses and some great saves from the Cumnock keeper and Talbot could have turned the game around but in the last minute Cumnock got a free kick from outside the penalty area which was slammed into the back of the net. Yet again this game was played in great spirit with the players and parents a credit to their clubs well done both teams!!
2007 – Game against Caley Utd this on Saturday at Auchinleck Academy. Good performances from all the boys. They played really well and gave lots of effort which was most pleasing. They showed great composure on the ball and apart from the odd occasion they moved it quite quickly, especially in the final third. This created a lot of really good chances. There was some cracking moves at times. Defensively we were mostly solid today, and the forward passing was great. That’s the level of commitment they should be showing all the time. Special mentions go to Paul Torrance for some good reaction saves and coming off his line well, and to Jayden Donnelly for good positioning and tackling.