Carrick’s junior football sides both fall to defeats

There was disappointment on Saturday as both of Carrick’s junior football sides suffered defeats.

Girvan’s poor start to the season continued when they were beaten 5-1 at the hands of fellow basement battlers Muirkirk.

Both teams went into the Ayrshire District League match having not won any of their league matches but it was the East Ayrshire side who made the stronger start.

Muirkirk took the game to Girvan and they scored twice within the first four minutes before Girvan’s Richard Ashworth saw a free kick go over the bar on 15 minutes. Girvan pulled a goal back on 26 minutes when Ashworth’s corner was headed into the net by Ian McIntyre. Girvan almost grabbed an equaliser before the break but Stewart Millarvie’s shot was blocked.

Muirkirk took control once more on 65 minutes when a throw in was cut back into the box and the shot gave Colin Robertson no chance in the Girvan goal.

McIntyre then suffered an injury and before depleted Girvan could make the substitution, Muirkirk added two more goals to complete the rout.

Girvan are at home to Ardrossan on Saturday with kick off at 2pm.

Maybole lost 2-1 at home against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy despite taking an early lead. Maybole started strongly and had a chance in the 19th minute to take the lead but Mark Dyer’s shot went wide after being set up by Robert Patterson.However, Peter Leonard’s men took the lead two minutes later when Patterson’s cross was headed home by Kenny Parris.

Rob Roy were level on 33 minutes when David Barr scored from close range following a scramble. Maybole should have led right on half time but Andy Stevenson headed wide from four yards.

Rob Roy scored what proved to be the winner on 50 minutes when Martin Barclay charged from goal and missed his clearance allowing Scott Upton to net.

Maybole will look to bounce back away to Shettleston on Saturday at 2pm.