On Wednesday 21 May Girvan Primary School played St Ninian’s Primary School away from home in their final league game of the season. The score was a 2-2 draw.
Both teams were equally matched in strength and skill which lead to both teams cancelling each other out for much of the first half. Unsurprisingly the first goal came well into the first half when Girvan were awarded a penalty.
Jack Wilson stepped up and shot into the corner of the net with panache, putting Girvan ahead.
St Ninian’s soon deservedly repled with a goal from open play after a sustained period of attack. Shortly after Aaron Mooney stroked the ball into the opposition’s net from close range to put Girvan ahead again but St Ninian’s soon equalised with a wonderful looping header that somehow went into the top of the net beyond the keeper’s fingers.
2-2 at the end of the first half seemed a fair score line with predictions for the final result becoming too close to call.
After the pulsating finale to the first half it seemed likely that the second half would see plenty of goal mouth action but it was not to be. Although both teams attacked with some aplomb and with Girvan having plenty of shots on target and some very near misses, the score remained 2-2 at full time.
Man of the match has to go to Joe Clark in goal who pulled off some brilliant saves which kept Girvan in the game.
The result means that Girvan have won three games and drawn one and have accrued ten points out of 12 in the process. That means that if St Ninian’s win their remaining matches and finish with the same points as Girvan the title winner will have to be decided on goal difference.
Girvan’s goal difference is +16 so they have a good chance of winning the title. Here’s hoping!
Many thanks to Mrs Clark for transport and refreshments