⚽️ Largs Thistle versus Troon F.C. ⚽️
Saturday 20th November 2021
The South Challenge Cup (3rd Round)
Barrfields, Largs
Kick-off 1.30pm


Troon were victorious over their North Ayrshire counterparts for the second time in a week (third, if you count the Development Team’s victory) as Ben Black made a goalscoring return to Barrfields.

The visitors started superbly and the opening goal arrived after only seven minutes, Sam Jamieson providing an assist with a delicate touch for former Thistle star Black to cut in from the left and strike a right foot shot into the bottom corner of the net from twenty yards out. Troon nearly delighted the travelling faithful with a second, this time from a long range effort by Jamieson which flashed narrowly wide moments later.

The visitors eventually scored their second just a minute before the interval, and it was another excellent set-play as a Sam McCloskey corner into the box found Tommy Maitland coming in at the back post to capitalise on a mix-up between the keeper & a defender to head home for almost a carbon copy of his goal from the previous week.


With the visitors having clearly the better of the first half, the second was a much closer affair. Thistle’s top scorer Will Sewell raced down the left wing and onto goal with the Troon keeper Marc Fisher racing off his line to narrow the angle and the effort just whizzed right of the far post. Thistle managed to half the deficit on 63 minutes, Blair MacIntyre’s long range pass from the left found the unmarked Laurie McMaster charging through from right-back to drill a diagonal effort into the net.

Thistle’s new signing, defender Connor McGoldrick, was introduced as a makeshift forward as Largs tried to net an equaliser – and it very nearly happened. Sewell’s clever lay-off on the left wing allowed Stuart Faulds to curve over a dangerous cross to the near post which the towering McGoldrick managed to side volley to McLeod waiting in space. His downward header was somehow flipped away by Wilson’s feet in the Troon goal, and the ball was frantically cleared. McGoldrick’s aerial threat was also displayed after a corner kick from the right and a firm header which was cleared off the line by Troon on 80 minutes. Sub Jack Haggerty’s probing ball found McGoldrick again and his header was again nodded back out by a defender at the left post.

Not a match for the football purist perhaps, but a very satisfied feeling in the Troon camp with their third win in a row & into the hat for the last 32 of the South Challenge Cup.

Referee: Calum Haswell
Assistant Referee One: Scott McGregor
Assistant Referee Two: Gavin Cousar


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⚽️ Troon F.C. versus Kilwinning Rangers ⚽️
Saturday 27th November 2021
PDM Buildbase WOSFL Premier Division
Portland Park, Troon
Kick-off 1.30pm


Date Time League Season
20th November 2021 1:30 pm South Challenge Cup 2021-22


70-72 Brisbane Rd, Largs KA30 8NL, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Largs Thistle011
Troon Football Club202

Largs Thistle

23Daniel Farrell Goalkeeper
2Laurie McMaster Defender 65'
3Jamie Ballantyne Defender
4Ross Love Defender 90'
5Bradley Gray Defender 81'
6Stuart Faulds Defender
7Sean McLeod Defender
8Blair MacIntyre Midfielder
9Scott Adam 18 Forward 61'
10William Sewell Forward 77'
11Craig Forbes 16 Defender
12Simon McBryde Midfielder
14George Sewell Defender
15Blair Docherty Midfielder
16Jack Haggerty 11 Forward
17Taylor Lindsay
18Connor McGoldrick 9 Defender
21Jamie McGowan Goalkeeper

Troon Football Club

21Marc Fisher Goalkeeper
2Ewan McLevy Defender
3Sam McCloskey Defender
4Tommy Maitland Defender 44'
5Darren Miller Defender
6Jack Sherrie 15 Defender
7Ben Black 11 Forward 7'
8Raymond Montgomerie Midfielder
10Stephen Wilson Midfielder
14Dean Fulton Forward
18Sam Jamieson Forward
1Marty Fraser Goalkeeper
11Joirdan Vernon 7 Forward
12Dale Galloway Midfielder
15Colin Granger 6 Defender 83'
16Kieran McCulloch Midfielder
17Declan Macaulay Midfielder