The Ants slipped to an opening day defeat away to Muirkirk in a match that on another day could have finished 7-4 with both teams missing some great chances but it was Muirkirk who made two of their chances count and took home all three points.
The game was barely a minute old when Williams sent Leszczynski through on goal and he slipped the ball past Muirkirk’s goalkeeper Bogle but frustratingly for the Ants also past the post. Hesitation in the Ants defence then almost let Aitchison in for the home side but he tried to be clever and chip the ball over Patrick only to fluff his lines and chip tamely into the Ants keepers grateful hands.
Chances flowed as both times tried to break the deadlock and in the 44th minute the home side did just that when Gordon beat a couple of Ants players and his cutback from the by-line found NICK AITCHISON to slam the ball past Patrick to give the home side a 1-0 lead
HALF TIME – MUIRKIRK 1 (AITCHISON 44) v 0 ANTS
The second half was more of the same with both sides creating chances without taking them before a penalty was awarded to Muirkirk in the 61st minute when Crawford was judged to have pulled back Aitchison in the box, maybe a little harshly, and it was NICK AITCHISON who dusted himself down to beat Patrick from 12 yards and give the home side a 2-0 lead. The Ants had 3 great chances to get back into the match but Edwards and Leszczynski couldn’t convert the chances and it was Muirkirk who took all three points
FULL TIME – MUIRKIRK 2 (AITCHISON 44, 61 PEN) v 0 ANTS
|Date||Time||League||Season||Match Day||Full Time|
|August 3, 2019||2:00 pm||West Region League 2||2019-20||1||90'|
|3 Furnace Rd, Muirkirk, Cumnock KA18 3RE, UK|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Saint Anthony’s FC||0||0||0|