Girvan suffer narrow defeat

Girvan FC boss Alan Cotton was bemused as to why his side had a goal chalked off in his teams 1-0 loss to Whitletts Victoria on Saturday.

The Hamilton Park men lost to a 13th minute goal from former Girvan striker Mick O’Connor in Ayr on Saturday.

But Cotton feels a strike from Darren Mitchell should have stood to earn the seasiders a point.

He said: “Darren Mitchell has had the ball in net to make 1-1 but it’s chalked off for a foul that nobody else can see.

“I was disappointed by the goal that we lost as we could and should have done better and we’ve spoke about that in the dressing room.

“It’s a disappointing result but there are positives to take from it. When I first came to the club, the fitness had to be worked on so it was pleasing to see us be there or thereabouts now with the fitness on Saturday.

“We certainly finished the game as the stronger side.”

Cotton also praised his side for dealing with the physical nature of Whitletts.

“Defensively we coped really well with their big men from set pieces and that was something we talked about before the game, so it was pleasing on that front to see it carried out.”

Girvan tackle Dalry next on Saturday (November 16) at home and Cotton says they don’t fear their opponents.

“We don’t have any fears ahead of the game. We’ll show Dalry respect as they are no mugs and they are well organised but with home advantage, we’ll be looking for all three points.

“When we lost 3-2 up there, we started very well and Marc Dyer scored a cracker, but then we let them back into it which was disappointing, but I think we are in a better place now as a team.”

Cotton added: “The league is very tight and I think if we can be in there at Christmas, we’ll see what we can do in the second half of the season.”

The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was Joanne McFeely who won £124.00.