Ayrshire Post

Tucker calls for Talbot TV stars

Friday night showdown with big spending Kelty

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Tommy Sloan admits Auchinleck face a daunting task as they bid to become senior Scottish Cup stars again.

Talbot are back on national telly this Friday night when they travel to big spending Kelty.

Tucker said: “It’s a very tough draw for us as they’re a fast improving side.

“I had a look at them the other week and they’ve got threats all over the park.

“We’ll have to be at our best to go through, but we go there with good players of our own.

“The exposure on TV is another huge boost for the club and we’ll look to do ourselves proud.”

GLENAFTON will bid to leapfrog Kilbirnie when they meet at Valefield in one of the games of the day.

Goals from Ally Park, Joe Andrew and debutant Matthew Reilly beat TROON 3- 1. The Seasiders, who now entertain Largs, held hopes when Dylan Pooler equalised early in the second- half.

CUMNOCK entertain Benburb hoping to bounce back from a 2- 0 defeat at Irvine Meadow who scored through Andy McLaughlin and Jared Willet.

In the Championsh­ip, CRAIGMARK chase only their second win when they entertain Arthurlie.

‘ Mark are toiling in second bottom after losing 5- 2 away to Dalry.

WHITLETTS, who travel to Blantyre Vics, shipped their 18th goal in four games in a 5- 2 defeat at Renfrew.

Louis Kerr fired Vics ahead but Renfrew scored three in six minutes and led 4- 1 before Robert Patterson replied. Fraser Barbour’s goal killed hopes for the Dam Park side who have lost Craig Reid to Dubai.

GIRVAN’S new keeper Ally Brown had a tough baptism in a 4- 1 defeat at Lanark where Alex Bell scored a late consolatio­n.

Brown, who has played for Hibs, Ayr, Raith, Stenhousem­uir and Forfar, was lured out of retirement after being player of the year at Hurlford last season.

Girvan can climb into mid- table in League One with a win at home to Carluke.

MUIRKIRK suffered their first defeat in League Two when they lost 2- 1 to Vale of Clyde despite a late goal from Thomas Kelly. They now host Newmains.

ANNBANK beat Ashfield 2- 1 with goals from Jordan Ryan and Stevie McLelland. Winless Ardeer visit on Saturday.

MAYBOLE return to league business away to Johnstone after losing 3- 2 to Benburb in the Scottish Cup.

LUGAR, who lost 3- 1 at leaders Vale of Leven, entertain Vale of Clyde.

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