Thomson resigns as Girvan boss

Action from Girvan's home match on Saturday
Action from Girvan's home match on Saturday

Girvan FC are on the hunt for a new manager after Billy Thomson resigned this week to end his second spell in charge of the side.

Thomson had taken charge in July after a previously successful spell which saw the club reach the semi finals of the West of Scotland and also secure promotion to the first division.

However, circumstances were different for Thomson this time around with almost all of last years squad departing the club leaving Thomson to rely on mostly younger boys as well as pulling the boots on himself on occasion.

The club have made a terrible start to the season and currently sit bottom of the Ayrshire District League after losing their opening four games, the latest being a 4-0 home defeat to Darvel on Saturday.

Girvan also lost all of their games in the Ardagh Glass League cup before the start of the league campaign but did put up a spirited showing in the senior Scottish Cup when they lost 3-1 to Whitehill Welfare.

Gazette sources understand that Brian McLuckie has been mentioned as a possible successor to Thomson after he left Cumnock last week but the club are still inviting applications for the manager’s position.

As part of Club Licensing requirements candidates would need to have completed the Club Coach Certificate or C License within the last two years and be willing to attend annual Referee and Coaching seminars.

CVs, applications or expressions of interest should be made to club secretary Martin Young by email to by 7pm on Wednesday 8 October.

Two goals in each half gave Darvel the victory on Saturday at Hamilton Park where Danny Cunningham took charge following Thomson’s resignation.

However, with a number of talented youngsters emerging in the Girvan side currently, they are confident of climbing the table.

Next up for them is a league match away to Dalry, who only achieved their first league win this weekend on Saturday (11th) with kick off at 2pm.

Girvan were also drawn against Neilston this week in the Scottish Junior Cup with the tie to be played at Hamilton Park on Saturday 25th October.

The latest winner of the club’s weekly 50/50 draw to raise funds was Wullie Moran who collected £67.50.