Arran top league after hitting Galston for six

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Ayrshire Sunday League

Galston SAFC 0 Isle of Arran AFC 6

Arran travelled to Kilwinning last Sunday to play Galston SAFC knowing a win would take them top of the Division 1 league table and dominated the game from start to finish.

Grant Adamson was handed his first start and repaid his manager’s faith as he opened the scoring after a good ball in from Archie McNicol. The goal had been coming as a fit looking Arran had already hit the woodwork twice and spurned a few good opportunities.

Johnny Sloss was looking back to his best as he tormented some of the Galston players with his direct style and he also scored a great goal to seal his man of the match award. Archie McNicol was up to his usual tricks and, despite meeting a goalkeeper in top form, managed to bag a brace which included a cheeky free kick which was recorded on camera and has went viral online!

Toby Wingham also continued his fine form with a brace which included an impossible looking looping header. The final score of 6-0 flattered the Galston lads and manager Alan Murray now has a selection headache with more quality players returning from injury.

The team travel to Kilmarnock to play Glencairn Thistle on Sunday (tomorrow) with a 12.30pm kick off at Scott Ellis Park. The next scheduled home game is versus league champions Killie Athletic on October 28 with a 12noon kick off at Ormidale Park.

The Arran players turn to celebrate after Grant Adamson scores his first goal for the club.

The club would like to thank Arran Haulage and Armitage Groundworks for their kind donations towards running costs this season.

Both players keep their eye on the ball with Arran on the attack. Photo Kirsty Stewart. NO_B41galston01

Arran players turn to celebrate as Grant Adamson scores his first goal. Photo Kirsty Stewart. NO_B41galston02

Arran jump highest in a goalmouth scramble. Photo Tam Borland. NO_B41galston03

Ryan Armstrong lets fly with a fierce shot. Photo Tam Borland. NO_B41galston04

Man of the match Johnny Sloss shows some fine footwork. Photo Tam Borland. NO_B43galston05

A disparing keep can only look on in despair as Archie McNicol puts the ball past him. Photo Tam Borland PhNO_B43galston06