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Isle of Arran 2
Bellshill Utd 3
West of Scotland Cup 4th round
Arran are out of the West of Scotland Cup after a home defeat to a good Bellshill team last Sunday.
Bellshill got off to a flying start scoring two early goals before the home side really got going. Arran though got back into the game with a fine goal from Johnny Sloss and in an even match the scoreline stayed at 2-1 till half time.
The second half was also an even contest and the spectators on the sidelines were entertained with some good football from both sides. Ryan Armstrong got a second for Arran but Bellshill also scored and ran out the narrow winners.
A club spokesman said: ‘Not the result we wanted. Unfortunately a couple mistakes cost us today but credit to Bellshill they came and played well. Good luck in next round. Thanks to the Arran fans that came out and supported us.’
Arran are back on league duties this weekend with an away game against Dalry Tartan. Kick off is at 12noon tomorrow (Sunday) at The Circuit, Irvine.
All photos by Hugh Boag
A Bellshill player makes a flying headed clearance. 01_B47bells01
Archie McNicol bearing down on the Bellshill goal. 01_B47bells02
John Drummond chases down a Bellshill attacker. 01_B47bells03
Sean Higgins brings the ball out of defence. 01_B47bells04
Donald Park in control in midfield. 01_B47bells05
Ryan Armstrong avoids a lunging tackle. 01_B47bells06
Ryan Armstrong jumps out of the way of his own player, Donald Park, winning the ball. 01_B47bells07
Arran defend a free kick which was well saved by the keeper. 01_B47bells08
A touchline tussle for the ball. 01_B47bells09
Arran come so close with a header from a corner. 01_B47bells10
Arran are thwarted by a super diving save from the Bellshill keeper. 01_B47bells11
Johnny Sloss gets some close attention from a defender. 01_B47bells12