Lugar Boswell Thistle 4 Dalry Thistle 1
The Irish celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Friday but Lugar were celebrating there own Patrick’s Day on Saturday as Patrick Walker scored a super hat trick to see his side through to the second round of the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup.
Lugar were without the injured Ricky Hanvey and the suspended Alex Duffy but fielded the same team that defeated Rob Roy last week.
The home side started brightly and pinned Dalry back into their own half for long spells with the visitors only managing a few breaks upfield that the Lugar defence handled fairly easily. Lugar’s attack on the other hand were causing all sorts of problems for Dalry and Rankine, in the Dalry goal, pulled off some superb stops to keep his team level for the first 30 minutes. But the opener was bound to come and on 33 minutes Andy Boyle outsprinted his marker and passed inside to Lauchlan Millar who spotted an unmarked
Half Time 2-0
The visitors had a good opening spell when the game was restarted and in the 53rd minute Reid got onto a loose ball and went on a run that ended with a shot into the top corner to give his side a lifeline back into the game. However that lifeline was just as quickly removed when, in the 65th minute a Boyle corner landed at the feet of Millar, the resultant shot was blocked but it fell kindly for
Five minutes later and it was all over, another Boyle corner was met by Scott Eaglesham, his shot was blocked but once again the Lugar strikers were first to react and Stuart McPherson rifled home Boswell’s fourth.
With the game cruising now to it’s conclusion a bit of bad temper spoilt what was otherwise a good game. A Boyle tackle on Willie Hutson saw the Dalry player vent his frustrations as he appeared to aim a kick at Boyle. Players from both teams intervened and when the Referee restored order he issued a straight red to Boyle and a yellow to Hutson. This further angered the Lugar outfit and resulted in Millar and McPherson also receiving cautions.
Unfortunately, this became the main talking point of the tie and overshadowed a good game and a superb hat trick from