Girvan Youth started the New Year with a very tough game against league leaders Crosshouse.
On a very cold winter’s morning Carrick Academy was the venue and a large crowd gathered to watch what turned out to be a cracker.
Girvan pressed right from the start creating the opening chances with Storrie going close then Rice narrowly missing.
Girvan, playing some really good football, opened the scoring McAvoy pulling the strings in the midfield fed the ball through to Storrie who slotted home.
Girvan then went on to dominate the rest of the first half but missed a few chances to extend their lead.
Crosshouse made changes in the second half and this seemed to work as they got themselves back in the game, they started to dominate the midfield and create their own chances which took some excellent defending from Dorans and Boon at the back to keep them at bay.
Crosshouse equalised with a well worked goal which managed to beat the excellent Ross in goal, after the goal they went on to create a few more chances but Ross dealt with everything very convincingly.
Girvan had the chance to steal the game at the end with McCulloch’s shot being tipped onto the post and Storrie hitting the rebound which was cleared off the line.
This was definitely a game of two halfs but Girvan are very disappointed not to have taken all three points as the hit the bar and post four times.
Man of the match was playmaker Jamie McAvoy. Next week Girvan are at home to third placed Troon - another very hard game.