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RESULT: Saltcoats 0-2 Annbank
Early in the game Saltcoats looked a threat going down the flanks but just couldn't deliver that final ball into the box. On 21 minutes the Saltcoats keeper made a low save to deny Jordan Ryan's header from an Alan Orr throw in, up the other end and Louis Kerr easily held a shot from distance. It was 1-0 on 29 minutes as Euan Smith delivered a corner into the box for Orr to head home. Rory Tait saw two efforts saved by the Vics keeper as they pushed on for a second. It arrived on 42 minutes following some superb bodies on the line defending at a Saltcoats corner the bankies broke up field, Jordan Ryan crossed into the box for Alan Orr to finish empatically with an acrobatic backheel.
On 47 minutes the Saltcoats keeper got down well to turn a fine Orr freekick around the post. The bankies showed there attacking power once again on the break as Rory Tait played in Jordan Ryan who cut inside his man but clipped his effort over the bar. Moments later it looked like Saltcoats should have equalised, Ross McManus broke clear of Alan Orr before squaring the ball however the Vics striker send him effort well over the bar. Louis Kerr got down well to a Vics freekick before Euan Smith shot over for the bankies.
Starting Lineup: Kerr, Barrett, Orr, T.Sloan, Kirkwood, L.Sloan, Smith, Taylor, Ryan, Tait, McLelland
RESULT: Annbank 6-0 Ardeer
The bankies picked up another three points against fellow Ayrshire outfit Ardeer. Rory Tait opened the scoring in the first half before Stevie McLelland and Cammy Ross added doubles in the second. Lee Sloan also chipped in with his first goal since rejoining the club
Starting Lineup: Gray, Barrett, Orr, T.Sloan, Kirkwood, Fitzimmons, Smith, L.Sloan, Ryan, McLelland, Tait
RESULT: Annbank 2-1 Ashfield
The bankies came back after going 1-0 doing thanks to a Jordan Ryan penatly. Stevie McLelland scored the winner.
Starting lineup: Kerr, Barrett, Orr, Kirkwood, T.Sloan, Fitzimmons, Smith, L.Sloan, Ryan, McLelland, Tait
RESULT: Annbank 2-6 Johnstone
A poor defeat for the bankies as Rory Tait scores his 6th of the season and Jordan Ryan continues his run of scoring.
Starting Lineup: Gray, Barrett, Orr, Kirkwood, Dunlop, L.Sloan, Smith, T.Sloan, Ryan, McLelland, Tait
RESULTS: Annbank 1-4 Vale of Leven, Muirkirk 4-2 Annbank
Two losses in a row for the bankies against the early league pace setters. Jordan Ryan scored in both matches and Rory Tait scored against Muirkirk
Sloan is back!
Former captain and player of the year Lee Sloan has rejoined the club from Girvan
RESULT: Maybole 1-2 Annbank
The bankies headed to Ayrshire rivals Maybole looking for a third win in a row. The bankies took the lead through ex Maybole player Mitchell Ewing before Maybole drew level. Annbank were reduced to 10 as Craig Barrett was dismissed but Rory Tait got a winner to make it 3 wins on the bounce.
RESULT: Annbank 6-0 Newmains
The bankies were ruthless in their demolition of Newmains and continued on from a great result at Vale of Clyde last week. Rory Tait scored twice early on before Euan Smith continued his impressive start to the season with a hat trick. New signing Dennis Smolenskij completed the victory for the bankies.
Starting lineup: Gray, Barrett, Dunlop, Sloan, Fitzimmons, McLelland, Nairn, McLelland, McClymont, Smith, Ryan
The bankies have added former Ayr United Academy goalkeeper Louis Kerr, former Edinburgh City reserve Dennis Smolenskij and midfielder Owen Murphy to then squad.
Welcome on board boys!
RESULT: Bankies bounce back: Vale of Clyde 2 - 3 Annbank
After going 2-0 behind a goal from Euan Smith saw the bankies go into half time 2-1 down. In the second half Mitchell Ewing scored a sensational freekick from 35 yards before he scored again to make it 3-2 to the bankies. With only 8 fit players the bankies were up against it after the trialist keeper got sent off and then Jack Taylor was carried off as we finished with 9 men.
Starting Lineup: Trialist, Barrett, Fitzimmons, Taylor, Dunlop, Ryan, Smith, McLelland, Ewing, Tait, McClymont
RESULT: Annbank 2-3 Lugar
The bankies pegged our near rivals back from two goals down thanks to Lee McClymont and Alan Orr but lost out after losing Orr and Callum Nairn to red card.
Starting lineup: Worrall, Barrett, Dunlop, Kirkwood, Orr, Tait, McLelland, Nairn, McClymont, Ryan, Ewing
We are delighted to welcome Callum Nairn back from Maybole JFC.
RESULT: Thorniewood 4-1 Annbank
The boys headed to Thorniewood in a difficult opening tie and lost out by 4 goals to 1. Rory Tait scoring for the bankies.
Starting Lineup: Worrall, Fitzimmons, Orr, Nairn, Barrett, Kirkwood, Smith, McLelland, Ryan, Tait, McClymont
Annbank have added Rory Tait and Craig Barrett to the squad from Girvan and also local youngster Josh Alexander who will also play with Valspar u19s. Welcome to the club boys
RESULT: Girvan 2-4 Annbank
The bankies seen of Girvan in their last match of the league cup. Euan Smith scored a brace while Adam Lawrie and Jordan Ryan also got on the score sheet.
Starting lineup: Gray, Barrett, McClymont, Kirkwood, Dunlop, Sloan, Nairn, McLelland, Smith, Tait, Lawrie
RESULT: Annbank 1-1 Maybole
The bankies drew with Maybole but the away side picked up the bonus points winning the penalty shootout. Stevie McLelland scored the bankies goal
We are looking for £10 a month for our new 100 club this will enter your number into a monthly prize draw with a minimum prize of £100. The more people in the greater the prize. If you are interested contact Andy Orr at the ground or on 07881221788
RESULT: Whitletts 5-0 Annbank
The bankies squad were missing some first team players as they headed to Whitletts. Whitletts ran out 5-0 winners with Louis Kerr(2), David Cunningham, Thomas Donovan and Eva Bembo scoring
Starting Lineup: Worrall, Barrett, Fitzsimmons, Sloan, Kirkwood, Murphy, Smith, McLelland, Todd, Lawrie, Tait
Commercial & Events Manager
Our first signing and probably most important of the season we have added experienced financial advisior Andy Orr to our staff as a commercial and events manager. Andy can be contacted on 07881221788 for all commercial and partnership opportunities.
Ahead of the new season we would like to extend our thnaks to all our sponsors for the 2018-19 season: Tap O the Brae, A&H Joiners Ltd, Mr James Davidson, Jimmys Cafe, Tommy Graham Scaffolding, Tam O Shanter Inn, Gavin Todd Plumbing, Taylor Manning Hairdressing, Changing Climates Aircon, Howdens Joinery, SM Sings Business Hub, Resoulte Finance(Mr A Orr), Mr B McCluskey and Lowdermilk Contracts Ltd.
A huge thank you to each and every one for their help and ongoing support to help us continue to grow as a club
Fixtures for the first part of the season have now been confirmed and are available to view on our fixtures page along with our pre season schedule. I will keep you updated on results and confirmed signing's when I can.
End of Season
The season is once again at the end and despite the bankies not finishing quite were the board had wanted there is always positives to take from the season with some spirited and impressive performances. The bankies finished 11th in the league winning 10 of their 28 games scoring 67 goals(average of 2.39 per game). Jordan Ryan finishes top scorer with 23 goals.
Once again thank you to everyone who has take time to watch the bankies this season, to all the players who have played throughout the season and of course to the Scott, John and the committee for their hard and relentless work to keep the club running. A massive shout out to Barry and Andy for their management of the squad this season. We look forward to welcoming everyone back next season.