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Auchinleck Talbot

Auchinleck Talbot Football Club

Nickname: The Bot

Founded: 1909

Ground: Beechwood Park, Beechwood Avenue, Auchinleck (Capacity: 4,000)

Manager: Tommy Sloan

League: SJFA West Super League Premier Division

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BallInNet IRVINE MEADOW cemented their place at the top of the West Super Premier with a demolition job on Shotts Bon Acoord. Stevie Rankin’s men ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners at Meadow Park as they continued their 100 per cent start to the campaign. Three goals inside five first half minutes put Medda in command with [...]

BehindGoalNet HOLDERS Auchinleck Talbot began their defence of the West of Scotland Cup in style by hammering locals rivals Cumnock. Tommy Sloan’s side won the trophy last season when they defeated Troon 2-0 at Newlandsfield Park, and they easily booked their place in the second round of this season’s competition with a 6-0 win at Beechwood Park. Boss Sloan [...]

BallInNet GLENAFTON lifted the Ardagh Glass Ayrshire League Cup for the first time since 2005 with victory over Auchinleck Talbot. The New Cumnock side fully deserved their famous win with goals coming from Cameron Marlow and Alain Kinney in each half of Sunday afternoon’s final at Portland Park in Troon. And the taste of success was all [...]

WilliamHillScottishCup BO’NESS UNITED are in seventh heaven after the Newtown Park men coasted into the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The East Superleague champions proved too strong for North Superleague champions Culter as Chris Donnelly bagged a hat-trick to help Bo’ness to a comprehensive 7-1 victory. Darren Gribben hit a double with Nicky Walker and [...]

pollok1 TOMMY SLOAN was a proud man after Talbot brought the West of Scotland Cup back to Beechwood Park for the first time in 25 years. Having guided Auchinleck to a record breaking eleventh West of Scotland Cup success that now means Sloan has completed the full set of honours available to the Ayrshire giants. Graham Wilson [...]

JuniorGround STEVE RANKIN heaped praise on his Irvine Meadow troops after the North Ayrshire club smashed the reigning champions two-year unbeaten home record. On a day which could have seen Talbot lift the West Superleague title for a third time – Rankin’s dogged Meadow side, who were down to nine men in the closing stages, hung [...]

JuniorGround AUCHINLECK TALBOT remain firmly on course to retain their West Superleague title after a comfortable win against Largs Thistle. Tommy Sloan’s men swept aside their Ayrshire rivals with a 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Bryan Young, Graham Wilson and veteran midfielder Colin Spence. The victory moves champions Talbot six points clear of Irvine Meadow [...]

Ball_GoalKick GARY SMITH insists Arthurlie’s destiny will be decided by everyone at the club as they battle to avoid the drop. The striker returned after a six game ban to a much needed 4-1 win over Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and believes they have enough to see them safe. He said: “The league table never lies and [...]

Ball_RedSocks_Allies BRILLIANT Bankies ripped off Auchinleck’s invincibility tag and threw it in the shredder as they blew away the champions at Holm Park. Talbot rolled up in Clydebank protecting a 38-match unbeaten league record stretching back to June 2012 – but left after being put through the wringer in an incredible first half. Bankies raced into [...]

JF_Background11.jpg DAVID GORMLEY was on the spot for Auchinleck Talbot as they strengthened their Superleague lead with a 1-0 win over Glenafton. The former Ayr United striker slammed home a first half penalty which proved to be enough to claim three points despite Keir Milliken being red carded just a few minutes into the contest. In [...]

SlideTackle TONY McINALLY is hoping his Pollok side can take a step in the right direction after winning their first game in eight matches. The Pollok boss was satisfied with their comfortable 5-0 win over Renfrew to march into the third round of the League Cup but stressed they must produce more from now until the [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 TEN-MAN Talbot hit the winner with the last kick of the game to win a dramatic West of Scotland Cup tie at Holm Park. Craig Pettigrew broke Bankies hearts at the end of a hard-fought clash when he volleyed home after some poor defending. Keir Milliken had give Talbot the lead before Bankies levelled through [...]

SlideTackle DARREN HENDERSON insists Hulford have dodged an upset after reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup. The Hurlford boss was happy with their 3-0 win at Larkhall Thistle but played down any talk of silverware for the time being. He said: “This was a potential banana skin and all the pressure was on [...]

SlideTackle IRVINE MEADOW maintained their lead at the Superleague summit with a superb 3-1 win at Rob Roy. The rejuvenated Ayrshire side managed to cope best with a rain-sodden Adamslie Park pitch to retain their position at the top of the pile in the race for the title. Medda made the perfect start as they edged [...]

SlideTackle NEW Pollok boss Tony McInally couldn’t get his reign off to a winning start as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Irvine Meadow The former Shotts gaffer will know the size of his task after watching familiar failings from the Glasgow giants in yet another defeat in what has been a campaign of underachievement. [...]

JF_Background11.jpg KILBIRNIE LADESIDE took full advantage of a decimated fixture card by taking the points at Petershill and climbing up to third. The Ayrshire side romped to a 5-1 win as the weather forced all other Superleague games to be postponed or abandoned. Despite fierce winds and driving rain, Kilbirnie were in charge throughout the contest [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ROB ROY’S battle against the drop received a boost after Alan Urquhart netted the only goal of the game as the Adamslie Park side beat Glenafton 1-0. Irvine Meadow made it seven wins in a row when they came back to win 2-1 at Kilbirnie with Gary McCann blasting a double despite Darren McLean opening [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 SECOND-HALF goals from Bryan Young and Allan McKenzie gave Auchinleck a hard-fought win as they bounced back from last week’s Scottish Cup defeat at Bo’ness. Bankies gave it their best shot but paid for missed chances as Talbot ended realistic hopes the west side had of mounting a title challenge. The sides cancelled each other [...]

ScottishCup HOLDERS Auchinleck Talbot crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup at the hands of East Superleague cracks Bo’ness United. Former Ross County striker Steven Hislop’s second-half strike was enough to separate the teams in the third-round tie at Newtown Park which was an excellent advert for the junior game. Defeat for Talbot was the first [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ARTHURLIE secured a priceless point as Ryan McGregor’s late strike earned a draw against champions Auchinleck Talbot. It’s a result which opens up the Superleague title race as Tommy Sloan’s men saw their lead at the top cut to just two points as Hurlford, Kilbirnie and Irvine Meadow keep up the pressure. The Barrhead side were [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 AUCHINLECK TALBOT came within seconds of securing their place in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup only to be denied in injury-time by Stranraer. The West Superleague champions stormed into a two-goal lead at the home of the SFL1 side courtesy of goals from Bryan Young and Keir Milliken. Stranraer hit back [...]

BehindGoalNet COLIN SPENCE insists Auchinleck Talbot have nothing to lose when his team travels to meet SFL1 side Stranraer in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup this weekend. The Talbot midfield maestro and his team mates are looking to equal their exploits of 2012 when they reached the fourth round of the Scottish [...]

ScottishCup SHOTTS boss Tam McDonald admits promotion back into the Superleague comes before Scottish Cup success. The Hannah Park side crusied past Stoneywood with a 4-1 win with Chris Walker, Sean McKenna, Gary McStay and Paul Burns were all on the score sheet as Stuart Skinner fired a consolation. But McDonald insists his team must put [...]

ScottishCup JUNIOR CUP holders Auchinleck Talbot began their defence of the famous trophy in style by smashing seven past East Superleague side Broxburn Athletic. The West Superleague leaders have not been defeated by a team from the East Region in the Junior Cup since Lochee United beat them on penalties in 2007. And there was no [...]

JF_Background11.jpg FORMER St Mirren striker Stewart Kean scored five times as Hurlford delivered the Superleague performance of the day by dismantling Rob Roy. It was a stunning display of clinical finishing from the Ayrshire hitman at Adamslie Park to ensure the top-flight new boys continue their impressive start to the campaign. Despite the comprehensive manner of [...]

JF_Background11.jpg DAVID GORMLEY grabbed a hat-trick as Auchinleck Talbot progressed into the Scottish Cup third round without any trouble as they cruised past St Cuthberts. The 4-0 win saw Gormley hit two penalties in his treble and that was followed by a fourth from Alan McKenzie. Talbot travel to Stranraer in the third round after Monday’s draw.

FootballerRedSocks2 AUCHINLECK TALBOT left it until the last-minute to maintain their 100-per-cent Superleague record with a ten man  1-0 win over Irvine Meadow. The champions had to play the last half hour without Ally Park who was red carded for picking up a second booking but the numerical disadvantage didn’t prevent them picking up the three [...]

SlideTackle EAST Superleague champions Linlithgow Rose were handed another tough tie against Highland League opposition in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The Prestonfield Park side battled their way into the hat for Monday’s Hampden draw with a hard-fought 2-0 home win over Nairn County last weekend. And if Mark Bradley’s men are to [...]

Goalkeeper FORMER Stranraer striker Michael Moore was the main man for Kilbirnie Laedside as he struck the only goal to wrap up a win for his side against high-flying Hurlford. Glenafton had Chic Connolly and Cameron Marlow goals to thank for fighting back from falling behind to take the points against Largs Thistle who had opened [...]

JF_Background1 BRYAN YOUNG and David Gormley helped themselves to doubles as Auchinleck Talbot racked up an impressive win over Rob Roy. The Ayrshire side’s relentless pursuit of yet another title shows little sign of faltering as another display of attacking football was on show from the champions. But not for the first time this season, Talbot’s [...]

Ball_RedSocks_Allies DAVID GORMLEY continued his stunning start to the season with a double as Auchinleck Talbot went goal crazy against Arthurlie. The former Rob Roy striker shared the limelight with team-mate Kier Milliken who also grabbed a brace in a one-sided contest which leaves the Barrhead side rooted to the bottom of the Superleague table and without a point.. [...]

BallInNet CUMNOCK overcame local rivals Auchinleck Talbot to book their place in the final of the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup. Brian McLuckie’s men had recently lost 2-1 to the West Super Premier and Scottish Cup champions in the group stage of the same competition. But Stephen Maguire’s solitary strike was enough to separate the East Ayrshire rivals this [...]

Ball_GoalKick WE’VE reached the semi-final stages of the sectional league cups and some cracking ties are in prospect. In the Ardagh Glass Cup the big tie is the meeting between fierce rivals Cumnock and Auchinleck Talbot – both of who recorded crushing Super League successes at the weekend. The winners of that contest will face Beith [...]

SlideTackle TEN-MAN Pollok looked mere pretenders to the Superleague throne after a second-half collapse saw champions Auchinleck Talbot cruise towards three points. The Glasgow side were put to the sword by the finishing skills of David Gormley who fired a treble as the Ayrshire giants fought back from a goal down to underline their credentials as [...]

DiacksDiary THE acid test for Pollok’s Superleague ambitions this season will arrive this weekend when we entertain Auchinleck Talbot. This will be the marker for where we are as a squad and what’s required in the months ahead as we strive to make it a season to remember. After starting the campaign with a win last [...]

BehindGoalNet CUMNOCK survived a scare against Girvan to set up an Ardagh Glass Cup semi-final meeting at home to fierce rivals Auchinleck Talbot. Girvan held their mighty foes to a 1-1 draw but lost 4-2 on penalties. Mike McCann hit a double as Talbot eased to a 3-1 win against Maybole while the other semi-final will [...]

Ball_GoalKick DAVID GORMLEY fired a double as champions Auchinleck Talbot started their new campaign by coming from behind to clinch an opening day win over Petershill. The player who climbed off the bench to net the decisive strike for the Ayrshire side in last season’s Scottish Junior Cup Final triumph was the main man yet again [...]

Ball_GoalKick TWO of the best sides in the West went goal crazy as they hit eight apiece in spectacular warm-ups to next weekend’s league openers. Champions and Scottish Cup holders Auchinleck smashed eight past poor Muirkirk in the Ardagh Glass League Cup and Clydebank battered nine-man Ashfield by a similar 8-0 scoreline in the Euroscot Engineering [...]

LINLITHGOW ROSE will have to overcome Highland League outfit Nairn County if they are to enjoy another lucrative William Hill Scottish Cup adventure. Rose, who qualify as East Superleague champions, reached the fourth round of the senior competition in 2008 before they were defeated by finalists Queen of the South loosing out 4-0 at Palmerston. [...]

FootballMitreGrass IT’S less than three weeks to the start of the West Super Premier season and squad line-ups of the top 12 are starting to take shape. Auchinleck Talbot will once again be hot favourites to defend their crown when Ladbrokes reveal their antepost prices – so can anyone challenge them this time round? Talbot will [...]

SlideTackle AUCHINLECK TALBOT continued their relentless pursuit of trophies by claiming the Cup Winners Cup with a three goal win over Hulford. Tommy Sloan’s side added their latest piece of silverware less than a week since their Scottish Junior Cup success and this time they collected their prize at a sweltering Newlandsfield. The West Premier Superleague [...]

ScottishCup AUCHINLECK TALBOT lifted the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup for the third time in five years with a narrow victory over Linlithgow Rose. Tommy Sloan’s men completed a superb West Superleague and Scottish Junior Cup double courtesy of super sub David Gormley’s solitary strike 13 minutes from time. The meeting between the top two junior sides in the country [...]

SlideTackle SUPERLEAGUE champions Auchinleck Talbot brought the curtain down on their league campaign in style with a five goal rout over relegated Shotts. Tommy Sloan’s men made sure they protected their unbeaten run in a game where they took their time to break down the managerless Hannah Park outfit. Talbot struggled to make an impression on goal [...]

SJCFinal13_T-shirts_Site CALLING all Auchinleck Talbot and Linlithgow Rose fans! With the Scottish Junior Cup Final just around the corner we’re giving you the chance to be the first to show your pride if your team lifts the trophy. Here at JuniorFitba.com we’ve launched a T-shirt shop with exclusive tees for fans of the junior game. Check [...]

SlideTackle POLLOK came from behind to book a Euroscot Engineering Central League Cup Final clash with Ashfield after a ten goal thriller at Neilston. In an astonishing tie, it was the hosts who raced into a quickfire lead through Darren Christie and the midfielder added another seconds later. That setback spurred Lok into life and Carlo [...]

AUCHINLECK TALBOT lifted the Premier Superleague title in style by banking three points with a hard fought win over Petershill. Tommy Sloan’s side were presented with the championship silverware after a game which was played in high winds and torrential rain. It was the Glasgow side who stunned their hosts after just 12 minutes as [...]

SlideTackle SUPERLEAGUE champions Auchinleck Talbot confirmed their title credentials with a win which leaves Shotts resigned to playing First Division football next season. The Ayrshire side have gone from strength to strength in a campaign which has also booked a Scottish Cup Final place next month while a disastrous campaign continues for the holders. It was [...]

SlideTackle THE battle for West Superleague survival took more twists and turns as two Paul Stewart goals guaranteed Arthurlie’s survival in a superb 4-0 win at Rob Roy. It’s three points which confirmed the Barrhead club’s place in the top flight next season but they will know they left it far too close for comfort. Mark [...]

Ball_GoalKick SUPERLEAGUE champions Auchinleck Talbot fired three second half goals to take the points in a windswept win over Rob Roy. But the pre-match talk was focused on the news Rabs boss Jimmy Lindsay will leave the Adamslie Park hotseat in the summer to head out to warmer climes after accepting a coaching post in Malta. [...]

BallInNet AUCHINLECK TALBOT secured their first West Superleague title since 2006 with a clinical display against Pollok at Newlandsfield. Tommy Sloan’s men were on top form as they clinched the title with five games remaining and his team can now look forward to another senior Scottish Cup adventure. Talbot raced into a 3-0 lead midway through the first half [...]

SlideTackle GRAHAM WILSON’S double moved Auchinleck Talbot to within one point of the Premier Superleague title after cruising to a win over Cumnock. Tommy Sloan’s side can now be crowned champions if they claim at least a draw at Pollok in midweek as they now require just one point from their remaining six games to confirm [...]

FootballCornerFlag A HOST of West Region Superleague sides were put on the spot as local cup competitions dominated the midweek fixture card. It was a night of drama at a number of ties which were decided by penalty shoot-outs. A John Bradford penalty proved decisive as Cumnock booked an Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup semi-final spot with a [...]

ScottishCup AUCHINLECK TALBOT eased into the Scottish Junior Cup Final thanks to a Brian Eadie own goal at Rutherglen Glencairn. The Ayrshire side now will meet Linlithgow Rose and have the chance to make amends for their defeat at the hands of Shotts in junior football’s showcase last season. A crowd of well over 1000 crammed [...]

ScottishCup TONY McINALLY believes Shotts’ Junior Cup dream is far from over as he prepares his men to overturn a two-goal deficit in Saturday’s semi-final second leg against Linlithgow Rose.  The Hannah Park gaffer was left frustrated last week after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the home of the East Superleague leaders. Tommy Coyne’s double and [...]

ScottishCup AUCHINLECK TALBOT were left walking a Scottish Cup tightrope after being held to a draw by shock troops Rutherglen Glencairn. The heavily fancied Ayrshire giants had James Latta sent off in their first leg semi-final clash which has set up a winner takes all encounter for next Saturday at the Clyde Gateway Stadium. It has [...]

ScottishCup TOMMY SLOAN admits his team are still hurting from last season’s Junior Cup final defeat to Shotts as he prepares his men for this weekend’s semi-final first leg against Rutherglen Glencairn. The Auchinleck Talbot boss knows all about Junior Cup success having led the West Superleague leaders to victory in the national competition in 2006, 2009 and 2011. The Beechwood Park gaffer also [...]

ScottishCup NINE TIME Scottish Junior Cup winners Auchinleck Talbot eased their way into the semi-finals with a clinical first half display to leave Kelty Hearts broken. David Gormley’s first half double and a strike from Kier Milliken put the West Superleague leaders on their way to victory and sub Mick McCann added the fourth near the [...]

ScottishCup SCOTLAND coaches Mark McGhee and Stuart McCall were on hand to make the semi-final draw for the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup. The draw sees holders Shotts face either Linlithgow Rose or Bo’ness. In the other tie Rutherglen Glancairn will play the winners of Kelty Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot. So bookies will see it shaping up as the Final everyone wants [...]

JF_Background11.jpg AUCHINLECK TALBOT increased their lead at the top of the Superleague to five points with a comfortable win over reigning champions Irvine Meadow. Two first half goals secured a result which leaves Tommy Sloan’s men leaving the rest in their trail as they enjoy two games in hand over nearest challengers Petershill. But it leaves [...]

SlideTackle AUCHINLECK TALBOT maintained their grip on the Superleague summit after blasting four goals past Glenafton without reply. It was a cruise from start to finish for the home side who had Graham Wilson grabbing the opener  as he tapped in from close-range in the 20th minute. That advantage was doubled on the stroke of half-time [...]

ScottishJuniorCupTrophy THE last-eight draw for the Emirates Scottish Cup has thrown up four terrific ties. In the East all eyes will be on the clash between trophy favourites Linlithgow and Super League rivals Bo’ness. Second favourites Auchinleck face an East v West mouthwatering clash away to Kelty Hearts. There is an all-West Super League contest between [...]

FootballMitreGrass AUCHINLECK turned on a first-half power show as they extended their unbeaten Super League run. Talbot have dropped just two points all season and on this display no one will stop them being crowned champions. The Ayrshire side were dominant throughout and goals from Colin Spence, Craig Pettigrew and James Latta earned the points – [...]

ScottishCup JUNIOR CUP specialists Auchinleck Talbot marched into the last eight of as they came from behind to overcome their East Superleague hosts Lochee United. The Ayrshire giants started brightly and Craig Pettigrew went close early on with a volley from the edge of the box which came back off the bar. But against the run of [...]

ScottishCup THE DRAW for the fifth round of the Emirates Junior Cup was made on Thursday evening live on Radio Clyde’s Super Scoreboard. And once again junior football’s top competition didn’t disappoint in throwing up some cracking ties that will have fans across the country preparing for another Junior Cup extravaganza. With no fewer than 10 fourth-round ties still [...]

ScottishCup AUCHINLECK TALBOT stormed into the last 16 of the Emirates Junior Cup with an emphatic victory against West Superleague rivals Petershill. Talbot were simply too strong for Peasy who finished the game with nine men after Ross McCabe and Stevie O’Keane were shown red cards either side of half-time. Tommy Sloan’s men are known by many as Junior Cup [...]

Ball_GoalKick AUCHINLECK TALBOT retained their lead at the Superleague summit thanks to a second-half strike from James Latta. It was another impressive show from the Ayrshire giants who maintained their two-point cushion over title-chasers Petershill. Beith keeper Andy Strain was the outstanding performer as he kept Talbot at bay during a first half and he also saved [...]

Ball_GoalKick BRYAN YOUNG bagged a double as Auchinleck Talbot moved two points clear in the Superleague summit after a hard-fought win over nine-man Arthurlie. The Ayrshire side were made to battle from start to finish as they displayed their title credentials with a crucial win which carries them ahead of Petershill at the top of the [...]

Ball_GoalKick A GOAL in each half allowed Auchinleck Talbot to leapfrog Petershill and reclaim their place at the Superleague summit. But both sides were reduced to 10 men during a match which piles more misery on Irvine Meadow who continue to struggle to pick up results. Talbot were made to wait until one minute before the [...]

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ScottishCup A SOLITARY strike from Keir Milliken was enough to steer Auchinleck Talbot through their Scottish Cup clash at stuffy Newtongrange Star. But it was anything but an easy passage for the Ayrshire giants who were made to work all the way in a game which had more than it’s fair share of talking points. It [...]

SlideTackle GORDON POPE’S late leveller earned Auchinleck Talbot a share of the spoils with Rob Roy in a game which saw three red cards. There was drama from start to finish but it was the referee who was the main talking point as the Ayrshire side retained top spot on the Superleague table. Rabs striker Kevin [...]

SlideTackle SUPERSUB Mick McCann climbed off the bench to sink Cumnock with a late double to give Talbot three deserved points. A huge crowd watched a first half which failed to bring a goal as the visitors dominated proceedings without gaining the initiative. For long spells, Talbot controlled the match but the lack of a clinical [...]

FootballMitreGrass TALBOT marched on at the top of the Superleague with a dazzling demolition of an out-of-sorts Clydebank outfit. The Ayrshire giants netted all of their goals in a one-sided first half and looked set for an even bigger victory. But Bankies, reduced to 10 men in the opening period, restored a bit of pride after [...]

ScottishCup ROB ROY made the most of their Friday night stay away before facing Burghead Thistle by firing an astonishing 11 goals past the Moray outfit. The Kirkintilloch side were in stunning form against their North Region hosts as Iain Diack struck four times in the one-sided Emirates Scottish Junior Cup clash. Alan Lindsay hit a double with [...]

BehindGoalNet IRVINE MEADOW came out on top in a thrilling Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup final with a dramatic spot kicks victory against arch rivals Auchinleck Talbot. The game was a superb advert for junior football with both teams fully committed to collecting the seasons first silverware at Beith’s Bellsdale Park. Chris Strain’s men finally got the better of [...]

Ball_GoalKick AUCHINLECK TALBOT fought back from two goals down to claim a win over Arthurlie which keeps them at the Premier Superleague summit. It was an afternoon of drama from the first minute at Barrhead as Paul Stewart nodded in the opener just after the start from a Danny McKay cross. With just 13 minutes on [...]

SlideTackle JOHN McSTAY’S last-minute winner secured a shock West of Scotland Cup win for minnows Wishaw. There was little sign of the drama ahead after a first 45 minutes which failed to bring a goal. But the David v Goliath contest ignited two minutes after the break as the home side secured a lead through Jason [...]

FootballBoots AUCHINLECK TALBOT maintained their place at the Superleague summit thanks to a comfortable win over 10-man Pollok. The Ayrshire side were always in control of a contest which was left in little doubt after the first half dismissal of Newlandsfield defender Paul Lovering for picking up two yellow cards. It was Talbot who claimed the [...]

JF_Background11.jpg COLIN SPENCE fired home two free-kicks as Auchinleck Talbot eased to victory against Ashfield. The Ayrshire side were well on their way to three points thanks to a Keir Milliken wonder goal as he fired in from the edge of the box to hand the home side a lead. Then it was down to deadball [...]

ScottishJuniorCupTrophy THERE are great cup competitions and competitive leagues in the world of juniors – but not many performance-related awards. Man-of-the-match prizes, players of the month awards, manager of the month picks – we’d love to see them all and report on them all. So in a bid to kickstart the awards process we’ve come up [...]

SlideTackle DAVID GORMLEY’S goal secured three points for Talbot as Petershill finished the game with nine men. In a match which the Ayrshire side dominated for long spells, Peasie’s late pressure couldn’t be turned into goals before Ryan Craig and Jordan Mutch were red-carded. Talbot drew first blood in the 20th minute and it was thanks [...]

LadbrokesPens   Ladbrokes have been a welcome addition to junior football betting – and they’ve raised the bar higher by pricing up top scorer markets for the East and West Super Leagues. It’s something none of their rivals are doing and it’s a feature that should prove popular with punters. In the West we’re two games into [...]

FootballBoots   SUPER LEAGUE giants Irvine Meadow and Auchinleck Talbot will contest the Ayrshire Cup Final after thrilling wins tonight. Talbot recovered from 2-0 down to beat Glenafton 3-2 in a crackerjack of a match. And Super League champions Medda were equalled pushed. They led 2-0 and were pegged back to 2-2 before Chris Strain hit [...]

FootballMitreGrass WHAT a huge night it is in the West on Wednesday as eight teams battle it out for places in the first two finals of the season. Irvine Meadow and Auchinleck are expected to set up a clash of the giants in the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup by winning semi-finals against Kilbirne and Glenafton [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 AUCHINLECK TALBOT new boy David Gormley fired a late double to secure a point in what proved an astonishing all-Ayrshire clash. Four goals in the last seven minutes saw Beith squander a two-goal lead in an action-packed contest which delivered full value for money. Calum Hardie opened for the visitors before Kenny McLean added a [...]

JF_Background11.jpg THERE were goals galore as Ayrshire giants Irvine Meadow and Auchinleck Talbot survived scares to reach the semi-finals. Talbot were held 3-3 at home to Troon but won 7-6 on penalties while Medda beat nine-man Beith 4-2 at Bellsdale Park. Two Tom Brighton goals looked to have the West Super League champions in control but [...]

ScottishCup THE first round draw for the Emirates Scottish Cup has been made and it’s thrown up some cracking ties. Most of the big guns have been handed byes but top-flight sides faced with an early hurdle include Clydebank, Pollok, Cumnock, Petershill, Ashfield, Beith, Bo’ness, Hill of Beath, Kelty Hearts, Lochee Utd and St Andrews. Tie [...]

BallAstroturf THE early season midweek junior action continues with a packed fixture card in both the West and East Regions. In the West Region there are some intersting ties taking place in the Sectional League Cup quarter-finals with the pick of the bunch sure to be the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup all-Superleague tie between Beith and Irvine [...]

FootballSideline AN all-Ayrshire contest which had drama both on and off the field was decided by a Colin Spence strike as Talbot edged out 10-man Glenafton. But the major talking point was the display of referee Craig Napier who sent home boss Darren Henderson to the stand in what descended into a stormy encounter as Glens striker [...]

KickOff AUCHINLECK TALBOT boss Tommy Sloan has done it, won it and bought the t-shirt in a trophy-laden spell in the junior game. But this season could be a test unlike any other to try and get their hands on the Superleague title. The Beechwood Park side have sent a statement of intent by spending big [...]