Girvan’s young league champions

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Girvan Primary’s footballers are league champions!

In beating Struthers Primary in their final league game of the season, they maintained their unbeaten record, winning all their games en-route to lifting the League Shield.

Although sitting comfortably at the top going into the final game, Girvan needed a win or a draw to clinch the title. In the event, they settled the issue in spectacular form, winning 5-1.

In a tight first half, Callum Skilling opened the scoring for Girvan with a shot from close range. However, Struthers were dominating the early stages and soon replied to level the score from the penalty spot.

Indeed the home side were unfortunate to concede an own goal against the run of play and this allowed Girvan to hold on to reach half time with a narrow lead.

However the half-time team talk clearly began to have an impact and they began the second half more positively, slowly beginning to control the game with some good passing and movement but still goals were proving elusive.

Then the dynamic of game was changed when Declan Clark came on as a substitute. Two headed goals from him soon after his appearance on the pitch relieved the pressure on Girvan. Indeed he was unlucky not to score a third as Girvan moved up a gear.

Now cruising, Girvan got a fifth through a Sean Millarvie trade-mark long range cannon shot to complete the scoring. Adam Ingram and Stewart McWilliam came on as substitutes to see the game out.

Girvan PS have won all their league games and win the League Shield as champions. In doing so, they have scored 30 goals and conceded only 5. To date, in the Mackie Cup, they have scored 10 and conceded 3. Both these statistics show the tremendous effort of a superb squad of players who thoroughly deserve their success – Craig Levein take note!

The team thanks Mrs Clark for the refreshments and all the parents who came along to support them in their final push for the title.

Now the scene is set for a Cup Final later this month which could see the Girvan youngsters do “the double” when the final of the Mackie Cup takes place at Dam Park in Ayr on the evening of Friday 15th June.

Girvan will play Alloway Primary in the final which kicks off at 6.30pm.

So good luck Girvan Primary – the people of the town give you their whole-hearted support in your quest for glory!