We’ve got the heart for bat­tle

Sloan says come­back shows Tal­bot are up for it

Ayrshire Post - - SPORTS -

Tommy Sloan reck­ons Auchin­leck have the stom­ach for a ti­tle fight after blast­ing back to draw with Beith.

Gra­ham Wil­son and Kyle Faulds struck at the death to force a 2- 2 draw and keep Tal­bot close on the tails of the lead­ers.

Tal­bot, who en­ter­tain Car­luke in the West of Scot­land Cup on Satur­day, trail Beith by six points but have two games in hand.

Beech­wood boss Sloan said: “The play­ers kept go­ing right to the end which was pleas­ing – when you are 2- 0 down with five min­utes to go you have to be happy with a point. We are turn­ing the corner and are in the mix but need to keep it go­ing if we are to chal­lenge.”

Beith led at the break through Tom Collins and de­spite hav­ing Paul Frize sent off for two yel­lows struck again through Richie Burke be­fore Tal­bot stormed back.

Craig McCracken re­turns against Car­luke but Liam Weir is an in­jury doubt.

wel­come who are set to name in­terim boss Lawrie Din­woodie as man­ager once his as­sis­tant is lined up.

A Mick McCann hat- trick and goals from Dale Moore and Ryan McCh­es­ney got Glens off to a fly­ing de­fence of the Scot­tish Ju­nior Cup with a 5- 1 win over Dalry. boss Pe­ter Leonard will take his Town­head Park bow at home to Glas­gow Perthshire.

Leonard’s sched­uled trip to old club Gir­van last week­end was washed out with Hamil­ton Park un­playable.

face a tricky trip to and were dis­mayed to drop points in a 2- 2 draw away to Ruther­glen.

The hosts were twice ahead through Gary Smith and Jor­dan Ley­don but Troon hit back both times through Dean Ful­ton and Scott McLean.

get it tough with a trip to un­beaten First Di­vi­sion lead­ers Peter­shill.

also step up a league when Cum­ber­nauld visit Dalmelling­ton.

try again to play their Scot­tish Ju­nior Cup tie against Colony Park which was due for Dam Park last Satur­day only for the north­side’s bus to break down.

fresh from a 9- 1 win over Muirkirk, head to Yoker.

will dream of an up­set at home to Premier strug­glers Cly­de­bank.

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