Arran AFC hope for good weather to retain top three league spot

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Following the postponement of two matches, against Troon Town and Irvine Sports Bar, Arran AFC’s next league fixture will take place this weekend – if favourable weather allows the team to travel to the venue.

The Arran team, still fresh from their winter break, will face Glencairn Thistle at Ardeers Juniors Stadium on Sunday February 6.

Both of the postponed matches will be rescheduled and the dates announced as soon as the teams agree on a mutually suitable date.

Despite playing only 10 games this season, four less than Ayrshire Sunday Amateur Football Association’s league leader Grange, the Arran side are still sitting in a tied third place with 24 points, eight wins and two losses.

However, the pressure is on the Arran side as Craigie United, which shares third place with Arran, is also scheduled to play this weekend against Bobby’s Bar, and the outcome of both games will affect the top three places in the league table.

Arran AFC’s ability to defend their top-three position will rely on the ferry being able to sail.

Weather-related disruption is always a factor considered by the team and, as it stands, the forecast for Sunday appears grim with gusts of 47mph forecast.

Anyone wishing to support the team is welcome to attend Ardeers Juniors Stadium and to shout support from the sidelines. Kick off is at 1pm.


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