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Girvan comeback secures cup draw against Glens

Girvan FC manager Alan Cotton admitted there was “a bit of a hairdryer moment” after seeing his side fall two goals down to Rutherglen.

Cotton’s side fought back to gain a 2-2 draw against Glens in their long awaited Scottish Junior Cup 4th round tie.

The match had to be played on Largs Thistle’s 3G pitch after five postponements.

But Girvan made a nightmare start conceding after only eight minutes and two minutes before half time, they lost a second to a penalty.

Cotton said that he did lay into his players a bit in the dressing room.

“I’m not going to lie and say there wasn’t a hairdryer moment because there was a bit of that

“It wasn’t exactly a coffee morning in there but once we got the anger out we sat down and talked about how we were going to fix it.

“I’m still very disappointed in how we started the game and it was an almost unrecognisable performance.

“But I’m delighted to come back in the second half and we’ve had a cracking chance to win it at the end with Jordan Ryan but it wasn’t to be.”

The replay will be played at Rutherglen on Saturday with a 2.15pm kick off.

Cotton said: “I don’t think a draw did any of the clubs a favour in terms of the league season.

“They didn’t bring anything we didn’t expect so hopefully we can produce a better performance and play to our potential to ensure we get the result.”

A home tie against Bo’Ness awaits the winners but Cotton says he is only looking ahead to Saturday’s replay.

“We’ve a massive task to even beat Rutherglen so I’ve genuinely not thought about Bo’Ness at all but the league campaign is still at the back of my mind.

“The cup is certainly a break from that.”

The latest winner of the clubs weekly 50/50 draw was Davy Allen who picked up £76.50 as his winnings.

 

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