Late show from Killie puts Arran in dumps

Ryan Armstong rounds the keeper to put Arran into the lead in the first half.

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Killie Athletic 4

Arran AFC       2

League Division 1

Arran were looking to bounce back after the week before when they suffered a heavy defeat to Charlie’s Bar in the Ayrshire Sunday League.

On Sunday they faced the league leaders Killie Athletic at St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnork and they got off to a good start scoring the opener through Ryan Armstrong, after Archie McNicol had come close, and they led 1-0 until half-time.

Looking to kick on Arran took game to Killie and scored to make it 2-0 early in the second half through Archie McNicol.

Sadly, it went down hill from there, a lack of training since before Christmas took its toll, and Killie scored four goals in last 25 minutes to win 4-2. Very disappointing from the Arran boys and they need to bounce back quickly if there’s any chance of a trophy this season.

Arran AFC training has now resumed for 2020 on Thursdays at 6pm at Arran High School and all new potential players are welcome.

Meanwhile, Arran can take some pride from the fact that their Scottish Cup opponents in the 3rd round march on in the competition. BSC Glasgow only narrowly dumped Arran out of the competition last November 3-1..

But after their 4th round win over East Kilbride last weekend the team formed in Broomhill, but who play their home games in Alloa, have now won a money spinning tie against Hibernian or Dundee United in the next round.

Photographs by Tam Borland