Muirkirk misery as Ants lose league opener

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

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Details

Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
August 3, 2019 2:00 pm West Region League 2 2019-20 1 90'

Ground

Burnside Park
3 Furnace Rd, Muirkirk, Cumnock KA18 3RE, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Muirkirk112
Saint Anthony’s FC000

Saint Anthony’s FC

1Sean Patrick Goalkeeper
2Graeme Crawford Defender
3Kris Littler 12 Defender 47'
4Stephen McGarrigle Defender
5Greg Marshall Defender
6Anton Conway Midfielder
7Chris MacDonald 14 Midfielder
8Johnny McStay Midfielder
9David Edwards Forward
10Kamil Leszczynski Forward
11Frazer Williams 16 Midfielder 39'
12Connor Milne 3 Defender
14Stephen Gray 7 Forward
15Mark McIlvaney Midfielder
16Andrew Turner 11 Midfielder
17Martin Sinclair Midfielder
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Officials

Referee
Josh Hay

 

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