Girvan make a point in table top clash

Girvan maintained their second top spot in the league thanks to a 2-2 draw with league leaders Irvine Victoria on Saturday.

The Seasiders are now on 23 points, behind Irvine Vics’ total of 35, but the Girvan club do have five games in hand - and are still undefeated in the league.

David Jardine and Paul Cameron were the scorers on Saturday in what was a tough encounter with both teams having a player sent off - Stephen Cargill seeing red for Girvan.

There were also three yellow cards for Girvan, with both scorers and David Cunningham booked by the referee.

Girvan started very well and had four clear cut chances in the first 15 minutes, and new signing Jardine made no mistake to put Girvan in front, and so it stayed until the half time break.

Cargill’s sending off changed the game, and could be seen as harsh as the defender was going for a fifty-fifty ball, but the referee saw it differently.

With the score 1-0 to Girvan at half time, but the Seasiders reduced to 10 men, they would have taken a draw at that time.

And it wasn’t long before Vics got back into the game with a goal three minutes into the second period.

Girvan then had some good fortune when a shot was blocked on the line with a hand by a Vics defender.

From the resulting penalty Girvan went 2-1 ahead and the teams were then both reduced to 10 men apiece.

With the park cutting up badly Girvan looked to be holding on for a win against the league leaders, but with just three minutes to go, Vics equalised with a breakaway goal.

This Saturday Girvan are away to Saltcoats Victoria in a league match with the kick off at 2pm. Girvan have players returning from injury including Joe Maxwell and coach Peter Leonard said the team were looking forward to the rest of the season.

Stephen Cargill is suspended for this one following the red card on Saturday.

Peter said: “Obviously at half time at 1-0 up and with 10 men we would have settled for the draw but the boys played well and we were unfortunate not to get the win.

“We are still undefeated in the league and I can’t ask anymore from the lads.

“We have games in hand and are in a very positive position in the league so we are looking forward to the rest of the season.”