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Dramatic cup win for Girvan

Action from girvan's match on saturday.

Action from girvan's match on saturday.

Girvan FC staged a remarkable comeback against Ashfield to win their Scottish Cup replay 4-3 on Saturday at Hamilton Park.

Alan Cotton’s men looked to be heading out of the cup to their higher division opponents when the Glasgow side went 3-0 up within eight minutes.

Cotton admitted: “Your gameplan goes right out the window when that happens and I was despairing at the goals we lost.

“But Jim Morrison told me not to worry as there was plenty time to go and it’s better conceding three in the first ten minutes than the last ten.

“It wasn’t 3-1 for long as Alan Orr pulled a goal back with a tremendous strike and then we pulled another goal back.

“They also went down to ten men which changed our half-time team talk.”

After Orr started the fightback, Marc Dyer reduced the deficit to one by half-time and two goals in the second 45 from Jordan Ryan sealed a superb comeback.

Cotton said: “The character the players showed was great and even the fact they were 3-0 down didn’t seem to faze them.

“We were streaks ahead in terms of fitness levels in the last 15 minutes and I am delighted to be in the next round.

“We’ll take a lot of belief into Saturday’s game against Lugar in the bread and butter of the league.”

Speaking on Saturday’s home game against Lugar (kick off 1.45pm), the Girvan manager said: “Saturday holds no fear for us and how can you not be confident going into that game.

“Carlo and Ian at Lugar have got a good group of players down there but we’re looking to kick on now.”

And as for the Scottish Cup draw which takes place on Thursday, Cotton said: “I want the worst team in the competition at home as I’m looking to progress in the competition.”

The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was Margaret Morgan who won £100.00.

 

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