While the Vics applauded Dalry for an excellent performance in the league championship, the success didn’t bring any significant change. The result didn’t change the league position, even though the Dalry team was hoping to finish the season on a high with a win. On the other hand, Vics were looking forward to keeping up the momentum going into the promotion playoffs, which would be the two biggest games the Club have played in a decade.
The game was quite intense, and Darly showed that they were prepared for the challenge, strictly focused on a game. They were playing some good football. However, it was the home side that had the first attempt and the opportunity on a goal, after Adam Forsyth overcome Gareth Turner to set up Graeme Barbour at the edge of the box. However, his left food drive was just too wide.
Then Barbour shot an angled low cross into the danger zone. On that occasion, the intervention of Lewis Kirkwood cleared the danger.
Both clubs showed eagerness, and it was clear from the start that they are ready to fight. Anyone could see that there will be goals in this case, and the first opener came in the 17th minute. Sean Ewart seized the first opportunity and whipped in a cross. On the other hand, Barbour got in front of Thistle keeper Marc Fisher, and as the ball broke free, he shot high into the net.
Fast forward into the game, both teams won four points. At the end of the game, the visitors were awarded the Ayrshire District League championship trophy. The spectators had an opportunity to witness an exciting match for their £5entrance fee.
But now, Vics have other things on their mind, and they must go and prepare for the two biggest games in their career, and probably the biggest matches in the last ten years. They will be playing against Maryhill for the place in next season’s new Championship.
Whitletts Victoria manager George Grierson is relying on football fans in Ayr to gather around the club and support the Vics as they prepare for the biggest match in the career and probably the most significant game in a decade.
Grierson took of the Ary’s junior club and became the manager in January, while the club was in the lower half of the Ayrshire District league. However, with this leadership, things in last 11 matches have changed. The Ary members played their best games in the previous season and turned with an impressive 11 match unbeaten streak.
For that reason, they finished the season in the best possible way and managed to earn playoff position for the place in the West Region Championship next season.
Now we have Superleague standing between Vics and the second place in junior football. The first leg of the two-legged tie will be played in Glasgow, at the Maryhill’s Lochburn Park on Monday 11th.
However, the deciding second leg will take place at Dam Park Stadium on Wednesday 13th June. These two games have massive importance for the club and Grierson. The players are ready to give their best and grab the opportunity they have earned.
In some of the previous interviewers Grierson said that since he arrived at the club, the players accepted this leadership and have been fantastic towards him. He also noted that all of them are highly talented and worked really hard to provide the club the opportunity to play on new Championship.
In the last season, they managed to pick 27 points out of possible 33. However, Grierson is under no illusion that the awaiting task will be the most challenging one. For that reason, he asks for the support of the local community, and he is convinced it will lead his team towards victory.
Considering the clubs impressive track record, the community is ready to help their club. Since Whitletts will be at home in the second leg, Grierson thinks it will give an advantage to his club. The committee is working really hard and has an excellent vision for the club.
It is offering free coaching services for the local kids during the school holidays, but also free coaching sessions during the week.
Grierson declared that home support was absolutely fantastic since he came here and that he hopes that the local community will do the same and help them overcome Maryhill.