Craig­mark sack man­ager Greg

Ayrshire Post - - Sports -

Lochlin Highet

Peter Leonard has de­nied that he has been in­stalled as Craig­mark Burn­to­ni­ans man­ager, de­spite ru­mours to the con­trary.

Greg Gal­lagher was bru­tally axed by the Dalmelling­ton side fol­low­ing their 4- 1 de­feat to Cum­ber­nauld.

And Leonard, who was spot­ted in the crowd at Sta­tion Park, in­sists he hasn’t taken over the reigns.

The boss, who was sacked by Cum­nock ear­lier this sea­son, said: “I have signed with no­body.

“I went to two or three games and I’ve had lots of phone calls, but for now I am rest­ing.

“I en­joyed hav­ing a re­lax­ing fes­tive pe­riod.”

After his sack­ing, Gal­lagher said: “The com­mit­tee said to me after the game that they wanted to go in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion.

“Ev­ery­one apart from the coach­ing staff and the play­ers ex­pected us to be rel­e­gated and sit­ting with zero points.

“But here we were sit­ting above the rel­e­ga­tion zone, in the last 16 of the Scot­tish and still in the West Cup.

“Some­times com­mit­tees have dif­fer­ent plans, and that’s what they’ve went with.”

‘ Mark host Gart­cairn on Satur­day, who are fly­ing at the top of League One.

AUCHINLECK beat IRVINE MEADOW 2- 1.

Head­ers from Gareth Arm­strong and Dwayne Hys­lop were enough to can­cel out Ben Car­son’s equaliser.

Tal­bot take on fierce ri­vals CUM­NOCK in the West Cup on Satur­day.

GLENAFTON lost 1- 0 away to Pol­lok, as Mick McCann’s penalty was saved by home goal­keeper Jor­dan Long­muir.

‘ Lok then scored a penalty in the fourth minute of in­jury time.

Glens will host League Two side Les­ma­hagow in the West Cup on Satur­day.

TROON were re­duced to nine men and lost to a stop­page time BEITH win­ner.

The Seasiders had Dean Keenan and Chris­tian Nade sent off at Bells­dale, be­fore the hosts made it 1- 0 in the 94th minute thanks to John Sheri­dan.

And Jimmy Kirk­wood’s men wel­come Pol­lok in the West Cup on Satur­day.

WHITLETTS played out an eight- goal thriller at Dam Park with Cham­pi­onship strug­glers Kello Rovers.

The Ayr side came out 5- 3 vic­tors thanks to a stun­ning hat- trick from pocket dy­namo, Thomas Dono­van, and goals from Adam Forsyth and Paul Mil­lar.

The Dam Park­ers do bat­tle at home to IRVINE VICS in league ac­tion on Satur­day.

GIR­VAN lost 3- 1 to an im­pres­sive Ross­vale side, as a David Jar­dine penalty wasn’t enough to se­cure a re­sult.

The South Car­rick men head to Neil­ston in the Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day.

MAY­BOLE nar­rowly lost 1- 0 away to Glas­gow Perthshire.

Gaffer Carlo Walker said: “We played well and were prob­a­bly the bet­ter team.

“We didn’t take our chances, and we hit the bar in stop­page- time.

‘ Bole host Shet­tle­ston on Satur­day. LU­GAR lost 4- 2 to Mary­hill and host Yoker this Satur­day.

ANNBANK nar­rowly lost 3- 2 to in- form Les­ma­hagow.

They now host Vale of Leven on Satur­day, a side who were beaten 2- 1 by MUIRKIRK thanks to goals from David Ed­wards and Stephen Camp­bell.

‘ Kirk head to league ri­vals Car­luke in the West Cup on Satur­day.

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