Girvan forced to wait again to play cup tie

Girvan manager Alan Cotton is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky this Saturday as his side hope to play their Scottish Junior Cup tie.

The seasiders have seen their fourth round clash with Rutherglen Glencairn postponed on each of the last two Saturday’s due to bad weather.

Cotton said: “I’ve been looking at the forecast again and it seems to be dry Wednesday and Thursday before rain comes in on Friday.

“Hopefully those two dry days will ensure it goes ahead. It seems to be one particular area at the goalmouth nearest the roadside which is causing the problems right now.

“The ball isn’t bouncing there and the referees don’t allow that nowadays.”

Cotton also revealed that the club’s finances are being stretched due to the postponements.

He said: “It is torture as you have to try and arrange a training session somewhere at short notice on a Saturday morning and finances are tight. The only real option are the astroturf pitches and they are hugely expensive.

“Players train to play on a Saturday so everyone is frustrated but its something you have to deal with. Rutherglen have had friendlies postponed too so everyone’s being hit.”

If they get through, Girvan will face Bo’Ness United who are hot favourites for the competition.

Cotton commented: “I’m not even thinking about that because you give yourself problems if you do that.”

One cup draw Cotton did discuss was the 2nd round tie in the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup away to Dalry on 8th February

“Dalry are a good team with experience and good young players too. We were happy to beat them at Hamilton Park after they beat us on the opening day. It’s a nice distraction but the league is our main focus.”

The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was Susan Bell who won £79.50.

Saturday’s game is due to kick off at 1.45pm.