Girvan’s Scottish Cup dreams ended

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Girvan’s dreams of progressing further in the senior Scottish Cup were ended with a 5-2 defeat to Lothian Thistle on Saturday.

The second round preliminary replay started well for Girvan when a cross was headed on by Calum Nairn and David Cunningham was on hand to net home.

However, Lothian were quickly back in on it eight minutes when a Dylan Moore cross was fired in by Scott Moffat.

Girvan then fell behind when Scott Gormley nodded home unmarked.

However, Girvan were level on 13 minutes when Cunningham this time set up Nairn who made it 2-2.

Lothian’s Moffat though got his second on 18 minutes when he latched on a rebounded shot by Gormley. It was Gormley who got the fourth with a shot which left Robbie Wilson with no chance.

The second half wasn’t quite as eventful but Danny Cunningham’s sending off on 75 minutes left Girvan with no chance and Scott-Taylor McKenzie scored a fifth two minutes later.

The ball was sponsored by Tom McCreadie Snr for the match.

Girvan boss Peter Leonard said: “Obviously we’re disappointed and we certainly didn’t treat them lightly.

“We weren’t at our best and we certainly missed the likes of Douglas and Cargill.

“We made errors at key times and maybe it would have been different if we’d held onto leads for longer.

“You also need a bit of luck as I’m certain we should have had a penalty which could have made it 4-3.

“We’d like to be in the Scottish Cup but we’ve got a free week now before Saltcoats at home next Saturday and the league is still the priority.

“We’ve come a long way in a short space of time and our aim is to get promoted this season.”

Meanwhile, Dailly emerged as 2-1 winners over Vale of Girvan in an amateur cup clash at Riverside Park.

Vale will hope to bounce back as they tackle league leaders New Farm Loch away on Saturday. A win would see Vale go top. Kick off is at 2pm.