The weekend saw the opening round of Central Ayrshire YFA and West of Scotland YFL fixtures for the SYFA Scottish Cup, and there were plenty of goals to digest.
In the West of Scotland YFL, last year’s under-15 SYFA Cup winners Crosshouse Boys Club are off and running with a convincing 4-0 win away at league rivals Valspar. There were some thumping wins elsewhere with Ayr Boswell and Galston nine-goal victors at KSC Garnock and Glenafton. Troon Thistle won some local bragging rights putting seven past Irvine Thistle at home, whilst there were convincing victories for Dreghorn YFC, Carrick Colts, Stewarton Annick, Galston and Dean Thistle. Glenburn edged Ayr Craigie 2-1 in the weekend’s closest tie, and Greystone Rovers will be delighted with their 6-3 win away at Bonnyton Thistle.
There were two weekend Central Ayrshire YFA under-17 cup ties, each a high-scoring affair, with KSC Phoenix 6-4 the victors at home to Whitletts Victoria, and Glenburn winning 7-3 away at Bellfield.
In the CAYFA under-15 section Auchinleck Talbot were convincing winners at Crosshouse BC 2001, and there were also heavy victories for Crosshouse BC Athletic and Bonnyton Thistle. Winlinton Wolves and KSC Rovers recorded seven and five-goal away wins at Valspar and Galston respectively. Tass Thistle Colts enjoyed a fine 5-2 victory at Cumnock Juniors with West Kilbride 2001s also winning 3-1 on the road at Irvine Victoria. Meanwhile Hurlford were 1-0 victors in a close fought encounter at home to Greystone, whilst Glenburn MW had just enough at home to knock out Tass Thistle Utd by three goals to two.
The CAYFA under-14s also saw some tight cup matches, with league leaders Coylton 1-0 victors at Ayr Boswell Colts and KSC Barca’s 2-1 win at ASC Irvine. Cumnock also had a good 3-2 win at Crosshouse BC, with Valspar 7-3 winners at Stewarton Annick. Meanwhile Caledonian United and Largs Colts are also through to the next round, with Caley defeating KSC Kilwinning Thistle 3-1 and Colts earning a bye against Tass Thistle.
Elsewhere, CAYFA league business continued, and in the weekend’s top of the table clash Valspar continued their flying start to the under-17s league with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Bonnyton Thistle. Cumnock 99s moved up to second in the chase winning 5-3 at KSC Royals, and Girdle Toll are up to 6th with their 1-0 defeat of Irvine Meadow.
In the West of Scotland under-17 YFL, both Kilwinning Rangers and Bellfield maintained their 100 per cent records. Bellfield’s emphatic 7-1 win at Hurlford kept them top, whilst Kilwinning ran out 4-1 winners over table rivals Troon. Girvan move up to third with a 7-1 rout away to Glenafton.
And in the only WOSYFL under 13s league fixture this weekend , Bellfield remain undefeated after their 7-1 thrashing of Hurlford.