Annbank vs Muirkirk
New Pebble Park, Annbank
Saturday 27th April 2019 - 2pm kick off
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Next Match: Annbank vs Muirkirk
The bankies welcome 9th placed Muirkirk to New Pebble Park this week. Muirkirk have some catching up to do having only played 22 games this season and are still able to clinch the last promotion place. The bankies have scored in all of their last 12 games and have won 5 times from 12 at home scoring 38 times in the process. Muirkirk meanwhile have not won for 4 games but have picked up a total of 21 from their last 36 possible points. Away from home this season they have won twice from 11 games. Earlier in the season when the teams met it finished 2-2 with the bankies scoring late when down to 9 men.
RESULT: Annbank 1-2 Ashfield
A minute into the game and the bankies had a penalty shout turned down as Mitchell Ewing beat the keeper to the ball and appeared to be brought down but the ref waved the appeals away. In the third minute Ashfield headed over the bar from a freekick. The first half was fairly even and the next chance didn't come till the 31st minute as Lewis Kirkwood played a sensational ball to Jordan Ryan who beat his man but just couldn't get his shot away, Ewing then had a shot blocked. The bankies took the lead after 37 minutes as they pressed the ball in midfield it was cheaply given away and Cammy Ross ran through and made no mistake slotting past the keeper. An Ashfield freekick from the edge of the area was blocked before the bankies were reduced to 10. Alan Orr was dismissed for a silly challenge on the keeper and having already received a yellow the referee had no choice but to send him packing.
A minute into the second half and Ashfield drew level as they headed home from a corner. On 56 minuted they hit a shot wide as they looked to take advantage of the extra man. However the bankies wouldn't lie down and nearly pulled ahead again as Cammy Ross made a scintillating run before curling a strike from outside the area but is cannoned back off the post and Euan Smith's rebound was blocked. After 75 minutes it was Ashfield that took the lead and in disappointing circumstances, a ball in wasn't dealt with properly and as the loose ball fell no one reacted allowing the Ashfield player to poke home. A Lewis Kirkwood freekick went over the bar on 77 minutes and another on 84 minutes was struck sweetly forcing the Ashfield keeper into a low save.
Starting Lineup: Gray, Sloan, Orr, Taylor, Dunlop, Kirkwood, Smith, Ross, Ryan, Ewing, McClymont
RESULT: Annbank 9-2 Newmains
The game was a mear minute old when the bankies took the lead, Mitchell Ewing picked out Lee McClymont who played across for Stevie McLelland to cushion a shot past the Newmains keeper. A corner in from Ewing was played back out to him, he crossed in for Johnny Dunlop who played the ball back to Lewis Kirkwood but he fired over meanwhile Newmains headed over the bar. On 10 minutes it was 2-0, Mitchell Ewing finishing low into the net despite the keeper getting a hand to the effort. 5 minutes later it was 3-0 as the bankies dominated, Ewing was brought down inside the box and Jordan Ryan stepped up converting at the second time of asking for his 20th of the season. It was that man Ewing that scored the 4th on 24 minutes as he headed a Lee McClymont cross past the Newmains keeper. The Newmains keeper was killed into action to deny both Ewing and Ryan as the bankies pushed for more, Ewing then shot wide. On 39 minutes Ewing completed his hat trick finishing into the corner of the net. However Newmains would get one back before half time as Browning slotted low under an advancing Danny Gray.
Early in the second half Danny Gray did well to deny Newmains from scoring again and then up the other end the bankies made it 6. Mitchell Ewing was brought down again and this time he stepped up to fire high into the corner. Alan Orr picked out Jordan Ryan with a great ball but the big striker fired his shot wide. Just before the hour it was 7-1, Ewing got onto the end of a great reverse ball before finishing high into the net. After 66 minutes it was 8-1, Ewing got onto the end of a Jordan Ryan ball to finish past the keeper, his 6th of the day and 8th in 3 games. Newmains got another back on 73 minutes, Danny Gray did well to save a header but no one followed Robertson who tapped home. Jordan Ryan played a quick freekick into Gavin Todd who beat two before finishing from the edge of the area to make it 9-2.
Starting Lineup: Gray, Sloan, Taylor, Orr, Dunlop, Kirkwood, Smith, McLelland, Ewing, Ryan, McClymont
The bankies have signed defender Lewis Kirkwood from Dalry. Meanwhile Dillan Dunn leaves the club to join Lugar
RESULT: Annbank 5-2 Ardeer
4 minutes into the game and Danny Gray had to make a save with his legs to stop Ardeer taking the lead, straight up the other end and Jordan Ryan looked to have scored the opener but the referee disallowed it for offside. It was that man Ryan again on 7 minutes this time striking the post with his effort and then Mitchell Ewing shot wide as the bankies dominated. Lee McClymont was next to have a go slicing wide a Ryan ball in, Stevie McLelland was played through moments later but took the ball too wide of the keeper and ran out of play. It was only a matter of time for the bankies and on 19 minutes the goal finally came, Alan Orr overtook McClymont on the wing he received the ball before crossing deep into the box the Ardeer keeper missed the ball and it fell to Tommy Sloan who knocked the ball back to Stevie McLelland and he powered the shot home. This seemed to wake Ardeer up as the attacked back straight away first shooting wide and then on 26 minutes equalizing. Their player was through 1-1 with Danny Gray and slotted into the corner. Just before half time Ewing shot wide following a superb touch to control the ball and up the other end Gray made a low save then recovered well to block the follow up.
The second half was moments old when Ardeer took the lead, a good ball played down the wing their player touched it inside and the Ardeer striker slotted through Danny Gray's legs. The lead was short lived as on 50 minutes the bankies made it 2-2. A corner in was met by Jordan Ryan his effort was cleared off the line and the ball fell out to Alan Orr who from 25-30 yards smashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner. The bankies took the ascendancy again as Mitchell Ewing saw his shot saved after beating two and then he finally got his goal. 55 minutes on the clock and Jordan Ryan plays across the box to Stevie McLelland who saw his shot saved it hit off Ewing's knee came back off the bar and the young striker tapped home. It was 4-2 a minute later as Lee McClymont made a surging run before playing to Jordan Ryan who played it back to the winger for him to finish neatly into the corner. Some poor bankies defending nearly allowed Ardeer to score but danger was averted and then up the other end Ewing missed two chances to increase the lead. A Jordan Ryan drive from distance went over the bar as the bankies pushed for more. In the 86th minute Danny Gray made a great save to deny Ardeer as the ball looked to be looping over him. With 92 played Gavin Todd was brought down inside the box and Adam Lawrie stepped up to smash home off the underside of the bar.
Starting Lineup: Gray, Orr, Dunlop, Trialist, Fitzimmons(Smith), Sloan, Taylor, McLelland(Todd), McClymont, Ryan, Ewing(Lawrie)