Girvan pick up another point at Craigmark

Girvan continued their recent good form on Saturday as they picked up a point away to Craigmark.

The Seasiders had only picked up one point before Peter Leonard’s arrival as manager in the New Year, but they have now moved off the foot of the table.

Girvan were looking to build on their first win of the season from the previous week which was earned with a 2-0 success over Whitletts Victoria at Hamilton Park.

And Leonard’s men were certainly the brighter in the opening exchanges at Station Park in Dalmellington without ever truly threatening Craigmark goalkeeper Steven Douglas.

However, Girvan were to get their reward early on in the second half as Douglas brought down Girvan’s Calum Nairn inside the box.

The referee promptly pointed to the penalty spot and it was Nairn himself who scored the goal past Douglas to put the visitors into the lead.

Girvan could have made it more comfortable for themselves on 55 minutes when a free kick across the edge of the area found substitute David McVittie but he shot wide.

The home side drew themselves level on the hour mark when a shot from Rab Kirkland had the trialist goalkeeper in the Girvan goal beaten and from a resulting scramble in the box, it was Dominic Boyle who pounced to make it 1-1.

In a game between two evenly matched sides, there were a few half chances before the end of the game but neither side could captialise to take all three points.

On the full time whistle Craigmark’s Bryce Reid was sent for violent conduct as the match ended 1-1.

Such are the vagaries of the junior football schedule, Girvan infact only have one league match left to play, despite it being only March. That fixture is to be confirmed with the side having a free Saturday this weekend.

The side sit second bottom of the league but will be hoping to kick on next season.

The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was Helen McFeely who won £52.