Arran narrowly miss out on league title

Pictured last year in August, the newly formed Isle of Arran AFC at their first home game at Ormidale pavilion.

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Kilbirnie Utd 5 Arran AFC 2

Q&L Skips Division 1

Arran AFC faced their nearest rivals in a mouthwatering top of the table title clash against Kilbirnie Utd last Sunday.

The game at Kilwinning Sports Club started off on a positive note but Arran  quickly went down 1-0. However, the fought back and a free kick from inside his own half was taken by Arran’s Sam Tattersfield which went straight in the net. A superb effort which is very likely a goal of the season contender. Arranthen  pushed on and with an own goal went 2-1 up.

Then came the turning point in the match, Danny Head unfortunately saved a goal ward ball with his hand and was sent off. With two games in two days and now only ten men, Kilbirnie took advantage and scored four goals in 10 minutes.

Kilbirnie won the match and the league title and Arran AFC members and management heartily congratulated them on winning the championship.

The result leaves Arran in second place in their first season in the Ayrshire Sunday League with 25pts, having played 12 games, winning eight, losing three and drawing one.

Last Friday Arran played the first of their two when they played Irvine No 1 CSC in the Aryshire Cup quarter final, but went down 1-0.


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