Barrfields, West of Scotland Superleague, 30/11/19
Largs Thistle Football Club
Founded – 1889
Nickname – Theesel
Honours – Scottish Junior Cup 1993/94
Current Divison – West of Scotland Superleague
Random fact –The clubs top scorer over a single season was back in 1957/58. David Cook managed the impressive haul of 87(eighty seven). Not bad at all
Largs were me and juniors original first choice for this weekend until their league game with Rutherglen Glencairn was reversed. So Arthurlie v Renfrew became the plan. Until it was frozen off at ten in the morning. As we had already made it to Dundee a quick look at the fixtures took us back to Barrfields being plan one as they had a hastily arranged fixture with Kilwinning Rangers as their original opponents Rutherglen were supposed to be on Scottish Cup duty(frozen off in the end)
Due to the late change of plan there was no time to do much prior to the game bar get a bite to eat and obviously get the Wee Man an ice cream, which despite it being frosty on the pavements,. you cannot go to Largs and not get an Ice cream. Nardinis didn’t disappoint
Barrfields is a funny set up. The pitch is in the middle of a bowl of terrace with a stand on one wing. That’s doesn’t sound funny, but if I explain there are five a side pitches behind each goal and even more room to spare, it will give you an idea of how far from the action you would be if you were standing behind the goal. Hampden eat your heart out.
Kilwinning went into this as league leaders. The first half didn’t show this as the seemed a bit flat. They should have taken the lead early doors if it wasn’t for a poorly placed header, which to be honest was a sitter. Largs seemed to have more fight about them and were in the faces of the Buffs early doors. The half brought nothing much of note until bang on half time when the hosts took the lead. A through ball enticed the Kilwinning keeper of his line only to find himself falling on his ass, leaving the Largs wide man to lift in a cross for Sewell to nod home into an empty net.
The second half was a lot more entertaining than the first. Kilwinning seemed to be more up for it. Both teams created chances but failed to convert. There were also a few meaty challenges going in which upped the atmosphere from the healthy Barrfields crowd. But Largs put in one too many meaty challenges and McMaster found himself booked for a second time. Big error as from the resulting freekick Hewitt headed the teams level. This got the league leaders tails up and from there was only going to be one winner. With about fifteen minutes to go Alex McWaters smashed home to put Kilwinning in the lead and on route to the three points. A beauty of a precision finish from twenty yards creating one of the loudest cheers I have heard at the juniors or so I thought as when the final whistle went to signal the three points heading down the A78 the cheer was massive. This probably due to the fact the Buffs find them selves top and eleven points clear of second placed Pollok
Good game, good ground and Wee Man says ace ice cream.Glad the plans changed.,
Me 164, Wee Man 41