Girvan FC drew 1-1 with Ardrossan Winton Rovers on a day of glorious sunshine at Hamilton Park on Saturday.
Remarkably the game was Girvan’s frist home match since December but they had to fight back to ensure a share of the spoils in the Ayrshire District League clash. The draw keeps Girvan in 10th position with 19 points gained from their 16 matches played so far.
In a game of few clear cut chances and with both sides trying to adapt to the pitch, it was Ardrossan who went ahead on the half hour mark when Lee McCrea sent in a good cross which was fired home from about 15 yards out by Sean Hainey by David Markey in the Girvan goal.
Girvan fought back well in the second half and put the Rovers defence under far greater pressure than they had managed in the first 45. They came close to an equaliser on 66 minutes when they forced the visitors keeper into tipping a header onto the bar.
Girvan got their rewards six minutes later when a long ball over the Ardrossan defence caused confusion and the referee awarded a penalty against substitute Callum Walsh for handling the ball and Girvan winger Craig Harvey duly stepped up to slot the ball home and bring the seasiders level. Next up for Girvan is a home match against bottom of the table Craigmark tonight (Wednesday) at 6.45pm before they tackle first division high flyers Beith in the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup quarter final on Saturday. Kick off is at 2pm.
The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was John Montgomery who won £86.