Super First Division 
January 28, 2017, 1:45 pm
Blantyre Victoria
1 - 6
Girvan FC
Campbell Park

Match Report

Girvan bounced back from their Scottish Cup defeat with a resounding victory against Blantyre Victoria.

Back into the side came Andy Stevenson, Mark Doolan and Marc Cameron. Stephen Auld was the only absentee as he had not fully recovered from last week’s injury against Penicuik.
The opening goal arrived in the fourth minute Robert Paterson spotting the keeper off his line lifted the ball the ball over the keeper and into the net for a wonderful finish.

Andy Stevenson had the ball in the net two minutes later but was ruled offside not to be denied however he scored in the next minute netting from six yards after good work by Michael Mossie from a Steven McCreadie free kick.
Blantyre were back in the match in the tenth minute when a defensive mistake allowed the Blantyre striker to net. Girvan restored their two goal advantage in the twenty fifth minute Andy Stevenson set up Robert Paterson who shot across the keeper and into the net.
Robert Paterson who was causing all sorts of problems for the Blantyre defence and was pulled down in the penalty area and Steven McCreadie made no mistake from the spot kick.
Two minutes from the interval it was almost five Robert Paterson’s shot hitting the outside of the post and going wide.
Blantyre had a chance to pull a goal back in the fifty eighth minute but a corner into the box was shot high over the bar.

David Jardine was introduced to the game in the sixty fourth minute and with his first touch he lifted a free kick over the wall and into the net from 25 yards out.

Five minutes from the end substitute Michael Reilly squared the ball to Robert Paterson who netted to complete his hat trick.

Michael then shot home with seconds to go but it was chalked off, a rather dubious offside decision. So a good team performance with Robert Paterson being the star turn with his constant movement and quality finishing.


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