Youths unbeaten after tough run of games

GIRVAN Youths first of two games last week was against a very physical Craigie Colts with the final result 2-2.

With games in the past being very tight, Girvan knew they needed to be at there very best to win.

They quickly had Craigie on the ropes, with Dorans hitting the post and ex-Craigie player Hamilton shooting against the crossbar, but, as the first half was drawing to an end, Craigie found a way through Girvan’s defence to open the scoring.

Girvan pressed again at the start of the second half and were rewarded as Hamilton linked up with Rice before smashing into the net. But Craigie were starting to creep back into the game and they regained the lead with a shot that crept under Gillespie.

Craigie were on top and Gillespie had to look sharp to keep out a free-kick. This seemed to spur Girvan on and Storrie equalised after some neat interplay with Park.

Man of the match was Matthew Taylor.

Girvan Youth 3

Caledonian Thistle 1

GIRVAN got back to winning ways when Caley Thistle came calling. A reshuffled side opened the scoring after some tidy football which saw Taylor played in Park who crossed for Barrett the guide past the keeper.

As the first-half was drawing to an end, Rice skipped passed three defenders before selling the keeper a dummy and stroking into the net.

The second half was again mostly Girvan’s and top scorer Dorans wrapped the game up after linking up with Storrie before blasting past the keeper. With the game nearing its end Caley scored a consolation with a well-taken free kick from the edge of the box.

Man of the match this week with a solid performance was Callum Irvine.

Girvan Squad: Gillespie, Barrett, Hamilton, Irvine, Kelly, Park, J Smith, Taylor, Rice, McGurn, T Smith, McCulloch, Dorans, Storrie, Allison.

Girvan are at home again on Saturday against Irvine Thistle with a 10.30am kick-off.

Girvan Youth Girls 5

Ayr United 2

ON a bitterly cold Sunday morning, Girvan Youth Girls hosted Ayr United at Victory Park.

Girvan, still smarting after there result last weekend, started the brighter of the two teams and soon forced a save from the Ayr keeper.

And they were unlucky when Caitlin Jack hit the bar and post.

But near the end of the first half, Becky McCulloch played a neat one-two with Caitlin McDowall and rifled home from close range.

Ayr came back into it straight away in the second half with an equalising goal, but Girvan started to press again, with Lucianna and Ellie turning the screw in midfield before playing in Cazza to slot home.

Saffron and Courtney were next to create an opening for Becky to score her second.

Ayr tried to get back in but some tough tackling by Hannah and some fantastic sweeping from Caitlin Jack kept them at bay and Kaylin, who was fantastic up and down the flank, laid the ball off to Chazza who rifled into the bottom corner.

Girvan put the game beyond Ayr when Becky turned past two defenders before curling into the net for another hat-trick, rendering Ayr’s late second goal meaningless.

Girvan: Shannon, Hannah, Caitlin J, Caitlin McD, Becky, Kaylin, Chazza, Courtney, Lucianna, Ellie, Saffron.