Girvan FC suffer late blow

Girvan FC manager Alan Cotton bemoaned his sides failure to see out a 2-0 lead at Ardrossan on Saturday.

The Seasiders were 2-0 up with a matter of minutes to go at Ardrossan before falling to a 2-2 draw in the Ayrshire District League.

However, Cotton believes that with improved fitness, the wins will start coming.

“As I mentioned before, fitness is the key and I think that is why we’ve failed to see out this game.

“The sucker punch right at the end was a sore one to take as we had looked good with 10-15 minutes to go against one of the promotion favourites.”

Girvan had taken the lead in North Ayrshire right on half-time when Marc Dyer hit a snapshot from about 30 yards out after the ball broke outside the box and he fired home.

The scoreline got even better for Girvan three minutes into the second half when Jordan Ryan picked up a loose ball and ran into score from about 15 yards out.

And it stayed that way until the closing minutes when Jared Willet chased down a long ball and beat the on-rushing David Markey to head past him in the Girvan goal.

And Ardrossan secured the draw when Lee McCrea hammered home at the back post on 89 minutes.

Girvan’s next game is a cup tie away to Ashfield on Saturday (October 19).

Cotton said: “It will be a tough tie as they are a league above us and have a fit squad but with the boys starting to gel, an away day on the bus is a wee bonus from the bread and butter of the league.”

Girvan received a bye in the Scottish Cup this week to some people’s chagrin.

Cotton replied: “There are a lot of hard working people at this club fighting to get this club a licence and I was a bit annoyed when I saw some of the social media comments.”

The latest winner of the 50/50 draw to raise money for the club was Chris O’Donnell who won £119.