No joy for Girvan against Craigmark

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Girvan’s losing streak continued as a much improved Craigmark side won 5-2 in the Ayrshire District League match on Saturday.

This was a fixture that Girvan remarkably won 14-0 last season, but the side from Dalmellington have improved considerably under new manager John Redmond whilst Girvan have lost almost a full squad since then.

And this latest heavy defeat leaves Girvan rooted firmly to the bottom of the Ayrshire District League having conceded 46 goals in just nine matches.

Craigmark took an early lead on six minutes when Dominic Boyle was brought down in the box and Dillan Dunn scored the resulting penalty.

It got worse for Girvan two minutes later when Dylan Thirtle scored after some fine work in midfield.

Two goals before half time all but sealed three points for Craigmark.

On 36 minutes Girvan didn’t clear properly and William Hall volleyed gome.

Thirtle then got his second of the game on 41 minutes after finishing off a cutback from Scott Dempster.

A fifth was added by Craigmark on 64 minutes when a long clearance by goalkeeper Steven Douglas was missed by a Girvan defender and Dunn made no mistake to net his second goal of the match.

Craigmark were then reduced to ten men with Gavin Brown receiving a second yellow card.

That allowed Girvan to put some credibility on the scoreline with James McAvoy setting up a trialist to net on 75 minutes.

Five minutes from time saw Connor Gracie finish off nicely past Douglas in the Craigmark goal after cutting in from the wing to score only Girvan’s seventh league goal of the season but Craigmark were worth y of their three points overall.

Girvan are once again at home on Saturday (29th November) when they tackle Saltcoats Vics at Hamilton Park with the earlier kick off time of 1.45pm.

The latest winner in the clubs weekly 50/50 draw was Fiona McAvoy who win £62.