Irvine Meadow got back on track by humbling Cumnock, hitting them for eight with just the solitary goal in response to the Meadow onslaught. Not content with scoring eight goals, five on them came from one man – Michael Hughes. This week’s McBookie coupon buster for me, was the two all draw between Kirkintilloch and Pollok. I had the home side down for a win. Poor Rutherglen are still searching for a win that could kick-start their season but it could well be a win that comes too late. Four goals without reply to visitors Auchinleck sealed their fate this weekend. Fellow strugglers Kilbirnie lost by the odd goal in three to Arthurlie as the Barrhead club maintain the pressure on leaders meadow and Beith put three passed Lanark to take the points.
Clydebank increased their lead at the top of the First Division, beating Kilwinning 3 – 0, whilst fellow contenders for promotion, slipped up as Whitletts and Girvan lost to Shotts and Glenafton by one goal to nil and two goals to nil respectively. Annbank lost on the road to Cumbernauld as the latter scored twice. The Bankie’s are favourites for the wooden spoon.
Ardeer took a point from Scottish Junior Cup specialists Dalry in a one all draw. Elsewhere in the District League, leaders Ardrossan defeated their closest rivals for the title Maybole with the only goal of the game at Ladywell, to extend the gap to seven points with a game in hand.
Kilsyth remain top dogs in the Central First Division with a convincing 4 – 0 win away to Port Glasgow, whilst Thorniewood took advantage of the home venue as they won against close rivals St. Anthony’s. In the Second Division, Carluke failed to obtain the desired win at the opening of their new playing arena, the John Cumming Stadium. It was a very good Benburb side that stole the limelight, dominating the match as they ran out four – one victors. And finally Yoker did the business with a narrow 1 – 0 win on the road at Lesmahagow, ensuring they maintained their drive for the league champions spot.