Ayrshire Junior Preview – 11.11.17

9/5 Hurlford United 7/2 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 5/6 Both sides have played seven Super Premier games, but Rob Roy are four points better off for their troubles. When the sides met at Guys Meadow just over a month ago, the match finished in a 2-2 draw. Form wise, United have two wins, a draw and a defeat in last four in all competitions, and Rob Roy, four wins, two draws and a defeat from last seven from cup and league.

12/5 Ardeer Thistle 9/2 Greenock 8/15 Thistle haven’t made a great start and are currently third from bottom with three points from one win in six, and they’ve won only twice from twelve games in all competitions. Greenock are doing a bit better with three wins and a draw from seven in the league, the three wins all came on the bounce and they’ve since lost to EK and Candy.

1/25 Auchinleck Talbot 9/1 Carluke Rovers 14/1 Talbot beat Glenafton to lift the Ardagh Cup, have lost two of their seven league games and drawn with Beith last Saturday, a team they lost to in September. Rovers had a decent league start with three wins and a draw from their first four, before picking up a point from their next four. They’ve since beaten Vale of Leven to pick up their first three points since the start of September.

10/1 Blantyre Victoria 9/1 Beith 1/14 Having won their opening two league games, Vics have gone onto lose all of their next five matches apart from a 3-0 win against Lochgelly in the Scottish Cup. League leaders Beith are rightly the hot favourites for this one, but having won their first five league matches, they’ve only managed to pick up four points from their last four.

1/16 Cambuslang Rangers 9/1 Muirkirk 11/1 Apart from their recent exit in the Scottish Cup, Rangers have made a good start to their season. They’re second behind Peasy in the league, having won six, drawn one and lost one. Muirkirk are second bottom of the ADL, having three points from their single win. For every goal scored, they’ve conceded three.

9/4 Craigmark Burntonians 9/2 Cumbernauld United 4/7 Craigmark are sitting two points clear at the top of the ADL, with six wins and a defeat.  They’re averaging four goals a game and conceding a fraction over one. United are eighth in the Super First Division with ten points from eight games, their form has picked up of late with two wins and a draw from their last three league games.

1/5 Cumnock 6/1 Glasgow Perthshire 11/2 Cumnock haven’t had a good season to date and have lost all of their last five league games, however, they did manage to beat Craigmark 5-0 in the Scottish last time out. Perthshire have been much the same, winning just one of six in the league, but securing wins against Dundee North End and Kinnoull in the Scottish.

21/10 Dalry Thistle 9/2 Darvel 8/13 Thistle remain unbeaten in the ADL with four wins and a draw from five, and if they can win their games in hand, could take the lead. Darvel are doing not too bad after gaining promotion to the Super First where they lie in sixth place, having won three, drawn three and lost three.

4/9 Glenafton Athletic 5/1 Girvan 11/4 Glens have only played five league games to date, winning two, drawing two and losing 5-0 to leaders Beith. They also reached the final of the Ardagh Cup where they lost out narrowly to Talbot. Girvan have two points less after playing a game more than Glens, with three draws and a win from six. They’ve suffered back to back defeats in their last two, including a 3-2 loss at home to EK.

9/4 Kello Rovers 9/2 Troon 4/7 Rovers haven’t won a game in the league or cup since an impressive 5-0 opening day win against Shettleston, they’ve since drawn three and lost four, as well as a defeat in the Scottish. Troon on the other hand, lost to Medda on the opening day then gone unbeaten in league and cup. They’ve won four and drawn three in the league, and won one and drawn two in the cup before needing spot kicks to knock out Renfrew.

4/11 Kilwinning Rangers 11/2 Irvine Meadow 16/5 The Buffs are tucked in nicely in third, four points behind leaders Mighty with two games in hand. They’ve won five and lost two in the league, and won five of their last five in all competitions. Medda are seventh in the Super First with eight points from seven games. After back to back wins in their first two league games, they’ve only taken two points from next five. In the Scottish, they made hard work at two attempts to beat Maryhill before an impressive win against Broxburn.

1/3 Largs Thistle 11/2 Bellshill Athletic 7/2 Theesel are fifth in the Super First with fourteen points from ten matches, having won four, drawn two and lost four. Recently, they’ve only managed a point from their last four. Bellshill are third in the Central District 2nd Division and four points off the top. They’ve won six and lost four from ten, and have won their last three including a cup win against Candy.

9/2 Lugar Boswell Thistle 6/1 Clydebank 1/4 The Bankies have had a Jekyll & Hyde season to date, managing a win against fellow strugglers Cumnock and a draw against ‘Lie from eight games, lost to Kennoway in the Scottish and then gone and lifted the league cup with a magnificent final against Pollok. Thistle have lost all six games in both cups, won two, drawn one and lost three in the ADL.

10/11 Maryhill 4/1 Ardrossan Winton Rovers 6/4 ‘Hill are still bottom of the Super First, having drawn five and lost four matches. Four of those drawn games have come in their last five outings, as well as two drawn in the Scottish before going through on spot kicks against Medda. Rovers are sixth in the ADL with ten points from eight matches, with seven of those points coming in their last four games.

1/3 Petershill 11/2 Whitletts Victoria 7/2 Peasy are sitting top of the Super First having gone unbeaten with eight wins and a draw from their nine games. Vics are fifth in the ADL at the moment with four wins and a couple of draws, three of those four wins have come in their last four matches.

4/5 Yoker Athletic 4/1 Maybole 17/10 Yoker haven’t made a great adjustment since relegation to the CD1st Division, having won two, drawn two and lost two. But recent form in league and cup is good, with four wins, a draw and a defeat from last six. Maybole are second in the ADL with five wins, a draw and three defeats from nine, but their second place is best explained by having played more games than their rivals.

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