There were mixed fortunes for Carrick’s junior football sides in the latest round of fixtures this weekend.
Struggling Girvan couldn’t match their spirited performance of the week before as they were well beaten by league favourites Kilwinning 6-1 in North Ayrshire.
There was slightly better news for Maybole as they drew 1-1 with Neilston but they were disappointed to not perform well enough to pick up all three in their first home league game of the season.
Girvan’s manager Billy Thomson had also previously had a spell with Kilwinning Rangers but saw his side ship another six goals to go with the four lost in the defeat to Kello last week.
It is early days but Girvan are rock bottom of the Ayrshire District League after the first two games with ten goals conceded.
This Saturday sees the seasiders travel to the village of Rosewell in Midlothian to tackle Whitehill Welfare in the first round of the senior Scottish Cup.
Meanwhile, Maybole were held again in their second game of the season following last weeks draw with Cumbernauld.
They drew 1-1 with Neilston at Ladywell Stadium in a game which they started brightly.
After just three minutes Stuart Peacock headed a Stuart McGrady corner wide before on 13 minutes striker Scott Johnston went close but his shot hit the side netting.
After Neilston’s striker shot wide in the 23rd minute, Maybole took the lead five minutes later. Kenny Parris was fouled at the edge of the box before McGrady rolled the resulting free kick into the path of Scott Dunwoodie and with the aid of a deflection his shot went into the top corner.
The score remained that way until half-time but Neilston made their way back into it in the second 45 and got their reward on 58 minutes when a cross was missed by Peacock and the ball was bundled over the line by the Neilston striker. Scott Johnstone pulled off a great save in injury time to secure a point for Maybole who tackle Largs away on Saturday at 2pm.