Girvan lose out in thriller against Kello

Girvan lost out in a nine goal thriller at Kello on Saturday as they came close to building on the previous weeks draw with Saltcoats.

In the end it wasn’t to be as Kello edged the Ayrshire District League match 5-4 which was played in horrendous conditions.

Girvan had the better of the early stages and on 15 minutes Ian McIntyre sent in a free kick that tested the keeper before Kello cleared.

Girvan then had a strong claim for a penalty on 19 minutes but Alan Robertson’s claims were denied.

They were not to be denied a minute later though when Connor Gracie shot rebounded in the air and Jamie McAvoy headed into the net.

Kello were level two minutes later when Girvan failed to deal with a ball in the box and Martin Milne scored from the edge of the box.

Milne then put Kello ahead on 26 minutes with another drive from just inside the box.

Kello’s Stuart Bell suffered a serious knee injury and had to be taken away in ambulance during the first half.

Milne completed his hat trick on 51 minutes after a good move saw him score again from 15 yards.

Kello made it 4-1 on 56 minutes when Martin Shaw rose highest from a corner to nod home.

However, Girvan didn’t give up and on 62 minutes a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and a trialist substitute netted.

Girvan got it back to a one goal deficit on 66 minutes when a cross from the trialist allowed David McVittie to score.

Girvan were caught on the break with two minutes to go as Kello scored their fifth with Liam Anderson slotting home.

Alan Robertson drove home in the final minute to reduce the arrears but Kello held on for three points.

Girvan remain bottom of the Ayrshire District League but their last two performances gives them hope ahead of a trip to face Annbank in their latest league match on Saturday at 1.45pm.

The latest winner of the 50/50 draw was Law Morrison who won £61.