Big games tomorrow for Girvan FC and Carrick RFC

Weather permitting Carrick’s main football and rugby sides will both be in action in vital games away from home tomorrow.

Girvan FC will be tackling Saltcoats in the Ayrshire District League in North Ayrshire at 1.45pm having seen their last two away games at Kello and Annbank over the festive period postponed.

Girvan know that they need a brighter second half of the season as they currently sit eighth in the division on 17 points, 16 points behind leaders Ardeer Thistle.

They tackle a Saltcoats side two places above them in the league but a win would move Girvan to just a point behind their fellow seasiders with three games in hand.

The sides have yet to meet this season so an intriguing game is in prospect at Campbell Park tomorrow.

As for Carrick RFC, weather permitting the Maybole men face a lengthy trip up to Stirling to tackle Strathendrick RFC in RBS West Division 2.

The Carrick men last played on 14 December and will be hoping to start 2014 with a win to keep their promotion charge going.

They currently sit second in the league which if it stopped right now would guarantee them promotion. With 10 wins from their 13 games so far, Carrick are in fine form but they have played a game more than promotion rivals Oban Lorne who are just three points behind.

Carrick will go into tomorrow’s game as strong favourites as Strathendrick are 10th in the table and have the opposite record to Carrick this season, with three wins from their 13 games and ten losses.

Furthermore, Carrick ran out 78-5 winners earlier in the season when the teams met at Maybole so will be looking to complete the double in Stirling tomorrow.